If you're preparing to sell your Yorba Linda home, devote most of your attention to the kitchen.

There's no doubt about it, kitchens are they key to selling homes. In our area, however, today's buyers are adamant about finding the perfect kitchen, and the best draw is a recent kitchen makeover. Let's take a look at some of the hottest trends in kitchens today that will get people into your home and get it sold!

Go Classic

The most classic colors never go out of style, and that color is white. Instead of creating a kitchen with a strong color palette that may turn your buyers off, consider sticking with white.

This goes for appliances too. Stainless steel is still somewhat popular, but experts feel the trend is waning quickly. White has stood the test of time, and many new homebuyers actually prefer its neutral backdrop.

Don't be afraid to go white on white on white, either. White cabinets with a white backsplash with white countertops allow your potential buyers to envision their own creative touches and pops of color. Plus, it's a clean and timeless look.

Do stop with the white before you get to the floor, however. White floors scare many potential buyers away. Opt for a soft gray or other light neutral on the floors instead.

Granite's Time Has Passed

There was a time when granite defined a premium upgrade, but those days are gone. Quartz and other solid-surface materials are the waves of the future.

Quartz is, as a matter of fact, the toughest material you can install for a kitchen countertop. It's available in a variety of colors and shades, and it can even be made to look like natural stone, but it's much more durable and requires significantly less maintenance. This makes solid-surface tops a real selling feature for your kitchen.

Faucets Go High-Tech

When it comes to kitchen faucets, touch-activated models are in demand. They help avoid the spread of germs and bacteria, they help to conserve water, they make it easy for little ones who can't yet reach the sink to wash their hands, and they're easier for you to turn on when your hands are full.

Some even have built-in LED lighting that help your family tell whether the water is set to hot, warm or cold. Today's high-tech faucets are affordable, practical and they appeal to the techno geek in buyers as well.

Go for Transitional Design

Contemporary designs are here to stay. No one wants a kitchen overflowing with frills or decorative doodads, and few buyers care for the distressed look today, because it conveys one thing: age.

Buyers want a look that is simple, clean and contemporary. This non-cluttered design ethos plays well with transitional design features, incorporating usability into a modern feel. The goal is to have buyers walk into your home and be able to imagine themselves in it. This means that personal touches are out, and contemporary and clean are in.

If you plan to sell your Yorba Linda home in the future, contact the experienced RealtorsĀ® of the Edie Israel Team. We work with buyers every day, and we know what features they can't resist. Before you spend money on a home remodel or upgrade that won't provide any return on your investment, give us a call. We can tour your home and recommend specific upgrades that will thrill your potential buyers and increase your home's value.

Contact us today and let us help you sell your Yorba Linda home.