When it come to prepping a home for sale, things like new paint and carpet, refinishing hardwood floors, and new Kitchen cabinet hardware are deservedly popular — and cost-effective — updates.

Here’s another, less-widely known one:  replacing dated fluorescent lighting (photo, above) with new, recessed lighting.

At a cost of perhaps $150 per recessed can light, it’s possible to give an otherwise tired Kitchen a (partial) facelift for less than $1,000.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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