Are you thinking of selling your home?
10 tips to increase your kitchen’s appeal when selling your home: Once you’ve decided to sell your home, there are a few things you can do to help get a quick sale and more importantly, the best possible price.
The kitchen is the most valuable room in the house; it is worth more per square metre than any other room and can make a big difference when selling your home. If your kitchen is looking dated, the first thing a prospective buyer will think is how much they are going to have to spend on replacing the kitchen; this can make the difference between selling and not selling.
Most estate agents will tell you that when potential buyers are viewing your home, it is the lifestyle they are buying into, not necessarily the house.
10 cost effective tips to give your kitchen sale appeal
Remove all small appliances and clutter from work tops and clean out and organise your cupboards. Most potential home buyers can’t imagine their possessions in your kitchen so give them a clutter free space to aid their imagination.
2 Clean your kitchen
Clean your kitchen until it sparkles – you will be surprised how much grease can accumulate on all surfaces. Also, clean and repair tile grout and get rid of all odours. Put out clean fresh tea towels and oven gloves.
3 Updating appliances
If your appliances look outdated and worn, you don’t have to spend a fortune to replace them – look at the second-hand market and update your kitchen for a fraction of the cost.
Buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance, they may think all the rest are expensive too.
4 Splash backs
If your old tile splash backs have patterns, strong colours or look outdated, it’s worth replacing them with a neutral look as this can make your kitchen look less busy.
Coloured glass splash backs add interest to a kitchen but can be expensive. The most cost effective way to change the look of your tiles is to spray them to the colour you desire.
5 Work tops
Replacing your work tops can make a big difference to the overall look of your kitchen. Granite and wooden work tops take your kitchen to a different level but you may not recoup your investment. Laminate work tops are a good, cost effective alternative but make sure you get good quality as cheap ones could devalue the overall look.
Changing the handles on your kitchen can totally transform it at a relatively low cost.
If your kitchen has poor lighting, it’s worth adding good lighting. Under cupboard LED lighting not only gives you a good task light but makes the kitchen look more inviting, even during the day.
Pendant lighting over an island will not only add interest, but can indicate a divide in an open plan kitchen diner. If your kitchen has high ceilings, putting up-lighters on top of the units will add interest and subtle ambient lighting.
Your kitchen taps endure a lot of wear and tear so it’s worth changing them for new shiny ones.
Your kitchen ceiling and walls absorb a lot of grease and cooking smells and by giving them a couple of coats of paint, you will freshen up the look. Choose sophisticated neutral colours; it doesn’t mean that you need to paint everything white, rich mid tone neutrals like mocha or grey create a sophisticated backdrop that can make everything look pulled together and modern.
10 Paint your kitchen cabinets
Painting or re-painting your kitchen cabinets can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Giving it an air of sophistication and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. Pine, oak and limed oak kitchens have their place in certain homes but can look dated in certain housing markets.
This high-end Smallbone kitchen was the height of sophistication when installed but 20 years later, it looked dated. It had the potential to put buyers off but painting it has not only transformed the kitchen. This certainly increased the selling potential.
The Kevin Mapstone Difference
You may be able to find a kitchen painter anywhere in the UK, so why should you consider us? We have decades of experience and will help you with the difficult decisions involving paint colours and decorative choices. Our aim is to transform the appearance of your kitchen based on your vision.
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