How Can I Add Value to My Kitchen?
05 August 2022
Minor renovations in the kitchen can really boost your property’s value. Here’s some tips for how to wow prospective buyers!
The kitchen is one of the first rooms in the home prospective buyers see and can be a very versatile space, used for cooking, socialising and even working from home.
But what kitchen features add the most value to your property when selling? Here’s a guide to timeless trends you can add to your kitchen!
Spacious and modern storage units
Generally, homeowners look for a kitchen that is stylish, modern and functional. Over the top, lavish additions are not required to enhance the condition and aesthetics of a kitchen. If a remodel is not an option for you financially, you’d be surprised at how much you can achieve just by repainting the cabinets.
If your worktops are damaged, go for a worksurface that’s made from a durable material such as quartz, granite or Corian.
Bright colours don’t appeal to everyone, therefore, it’s best to opt for neutral colours that have broad appeal like grey, white or cream. Neutral shades also help create a blank canvas that allows potential buyers to imagine how they may put their own stamp on the place.
You might not think it but, switching an old tap caked in limescale for a new design could make all the difference. Swapping your cabinet handles is another quick win. Installing a new sink will require more effort but could be worth it in the long run.
Upgrade your appliances
Poorly functioning, old and outdated appliances are one of the top reason’s homeowners renovate a kitchen or move to a new property entirely. Swapping freestanding appliances for built-in ones won’t always make financial sense. However, switching out an old solid-plate electric hob for new induction one might, and won’t cause much upheaval.
Turning your kitchen into a bright open space with good lighting can make all the difference to buyers. Try and incorporate a combination of spotlights and hanging lights for ambience and added style. Using bright white illumination underneath wall units can make your kitchen appear a more accessible space for carrying out tasks such as meal prep. This hue also recreates the appearance of daylight, which is ideal if your kitchen lacks natural light. Using warm-toned lights throughout the space also creates a welcoming feel for potential buyers.