Friday, September 11, 2015

Add Value, Improve Your Kitchen!

One of the most straightforward ways of modernizing your house is to update your key rooms. Redecorating doesn’t take all the hassle of extensions and other larger scale projects, so it’s a great place to start! The kitchen is the heart of any home and therefore is one of the rooms that new buyers will take the most interest in. Along with the bathroom, it is the room that would take the most money to modify. Because of this, you’ll find that buyers will tend to pay more for a house that has higher specs in these areas. Here is how you can improve your kitchen, and consequently add value to your home.

The first thing you need to consider is what color scheme to go for. It’s important to choose this first because it will affect your choice of units and worktops. To get more value, it is best to choose neutral colors. Don't pick something too striking like white and red. There are going to be less potential buyers that these color will appeal to, than if you picked creams. Light gray is also a great color to go for as it is more modern than the typical beiges.

Next you may want to pick your units, worktops, knobs, and anything else that needs installing. Here you could really pick anything you fancy yourself, and it won’t necessarily affect your profits. However, if you want to make some money, you may want to consider only upgrading a few of these elements, and upcycling those that can still be used. Dream Doors Kitchens can do this for you. They can give your kitchen a facelift without you having to spend so much. Whichever option you choose, you should definitely have an installer do the work for you. Shabby workmanship will really decrease the quality of your new kitchen, which isn’t worth it in the long run.


Once you have everything fitted, you should consider replacing the floor if you have a material down of lesser quality like linoleum. Replace it with a wooden floor, or for an even smarter finish you could look at marble. This will further improve the standard of your kitchen, though it’s only the floor, future buyers will still notice it!

Look at improving the lighting in your kitchen. Choose a more modern fitting for the ceiling, or replace it with stylish spotlights. You could also add some lighting strips underneath your higher cupboards to make the room look even more contemporary.

Finally, finishing touches are really important. Invest in a fancy hose tap for instance! If your kitchen is big enough, you can also now buy an island on wheels. Islands always look impressive in a kitchen, but can be pretty expensive to install. These are great because you can move them about, and take it out again without any hassle if it feels too much. These are great for practicality as you’ll have more cupboard and workspace.

Though improving your home is great for everyone currently living in it. However, it’s also nice to know that you might get a little bit of the money your are putting into it back later down the line. Got any more ways you can add value to your property through your kitchen? I would love you to leave a comment and share it with the rest of my readers..

xxo
Kim

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