Space to work in a kitchen is essential. Buyers also want kitchens that are attractive and up to date. In the one shown, old countertops were replaced with new ones in a dark laminate for a more sophisticated look. A hammered metallic backsplash was added to unify the space, reflect in light, and feature chrome fixtures and appliances. Items were removed and staged to make counter space inviting. This relatively small investment (approx. $1100) makes this kitchen more saleable to reduce time on the market and potential markdowns.