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Tips on remodeling to sell

Sellers hit snag with kitchen paint, drawer choices

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Q: We are planning to sell our home next year. We tried the easiest route to brighten up the kitchen: painting the dark wood cabinets a lighter color, as we have a faux wood laminate countertop. We went with a two-toned effect, with the cabinets done in white and the doors and drawers done in a semigloss beige. It does not look all that great and the doors stick: What would you suggest? Also, the drawers are an odd rail system with a wheel on an arm at the back of the drawer that hooks into the rail above the drawer -- they always come off and stick horribly. Any advice would be wonderful and highly appreciated, as we are on a very tight budget. A: When remodeling to sell, always stick with colors and materials that are as universally appealing as possible. In the kitchen, I would go with all white on the cabinets, since the two-tone look is not something that will appeal to most people. It's hard to say why the cabinet doors stick. If they didn't stick before the paint ...