Here’s What Kitchens Look Like in Houses That Cost $250,000

updated Aug 15, 2019
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Credit: Left: Courtesy of Redfin; Right: The Connor Dowd Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty

Raise your hand if you like to look at real estate listings — even though you’re already a renter or homeowner and have zero plans to move. We get it! We’re all so curious to see what other people’s homes look like. (If we weren’t Apartment Therapy’s House Tours wouldn’t be nearly as successful as they are!) That’s why we started this new column, in which we’ll gawk at the kitchens in real homes that are actually for sale. We’ll focus on different price points, different types of homes, and various areas.

To start, let’s look at houses that are listed for around $250,000. What you get for your money will vary depending on where you’re looking, we’ve found that, at this price point, you can usually find a space with newer appliances and builder-grade surfaces that can be customized based on your tastes.

Keep reading to see what’s available.

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1. Orlando, FL

With plenty of room to add more storage or even a large island, you can really make this kitchen your own. The stylish black cabinets also feel classic without skewing too trendy. Plus, a stainless steel fridge always feels fresh. 

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2. Dover, DE

Small appliance and gadget fanatics rejoice! This kitchen has plenty of countertop space to accommodate your favorites. Beyond that, the bright white cabinets and stainless steel shelving offer plenty of out-of-sight storage.

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3. Woodstock, IL 

Fans of the movie Groundhog Day might remember this kitchen; it was featured in the 1993 film and has landmark status (the house was built in 1893). With plenty of vintage vibes, this eat-in kitchen features a custom backsplash, pantry, and access to a deck overlooking the backyard. 

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4. Phoenix, AZ

Dark wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances create a handsome contrast in this light-filled kitchen. Along with plenty of storage, there’s also a handy island for all your meal-prep needs!

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5. Louisville, KY

Looking good for 100 years old, this house offers some serious old-school charm. The kitchen, with its mint cabinets and bold backsplash feels decidedly playful and fun instead of cookie cutter. 

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6. Crafton Heights, PA

You’ll be inspired to whip up all your favorite dishes in this newly updated kitchen. The white cabinets, tile backsplash, and neutral countertops are sure to complement all of your favorite kitchen accessories!

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7. San Antonio, TX 

A kitchen with space to eat in? Definitely a luxury. But the real beauty of this space is how you can customize it. The glossy grey cabinets and appliances feel current, and you always have the option to add shelving or more storage throughout. 

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8. Omaha, NE

A bold accent wall offers a hit of color in this otherwise neutral kitchen. Wood cabinets, hardwood floors, neutral countertops, and a geometric tile backsplash are all timeless choices. The option for countertop seating creates the perfect spot for a quick breakfast. 

Credit: The Connor Dowd Realty Group | Keller Williams Realty

9. Portsmouth, RI

Built in 1882, this home is an ideal vacation spot and a rare find for people who love vintage details. The kitchen, with its exposed beams, retro stove, and black-and-white checkered floor has plenty of character that you just can’t find in a brand new build. 

Which one of these is your favorites?