Whether you are considering selling your home imminently or you are planning changes and want to keep the future value of your property in mind, you may be thinking about the best ways to increase the price of your property. According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a new kitchen can increase the house price by as much as 4%, which could equate to thousands of pounds. Read on to find out how you can maximise your money.
Is It Practical?
One of your main considerations should be practicality, as this is one of the main things that research has shown prospective buyers will be looking for. Upgrading your kitchen is the perfect time to see if it can be made smarter and maximise use of the space available. You could add more cabinetry if the space permits, or find a use for awkward gaps – perhaps squeezing in a wine rack.
The layout of your kitchen can also decide its value. If it is cramped, see if there is a way of opening it out, and make sure it is as easy to use as possible. The kitchen triangle layout is a good way to plan as it provides great guidelines for a usable space. The kitchen triangle layout will make sure your fridge, oven and sink are a suitable distance from each other.
Is It Appealing?
Freshening up your cook space is fantastic regardless of whether you are selling now or are planning on staying a while longer. A different paint colour, worktop or appliances can create a new kitchen feel, preventing the area from feeling dated. If you are changing the kitchen primarily to add value, we would recommend choosing a neutral or pared-back colour scheme. Whilst it is up to you to personalise and decorate your home in your preferred way, other people may not share your vision and this can be off-putting to potential buyers.
Is It Good Quality?
The kitchen is one of the more expensive areas of the home to renovate and it needs to be able to stand up to years of use. It is therefore likely that potential buyers for your home will be looking for something of a reasonable standard, so finishing the kitchen with good quality products and workmanship is imperative. Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets only uses solid European oak for our cabinets, so you can be sure that they are built to last. Our range of solid wood worktops are constructed using sustainable timber and state-of-the-art equipment, while our laminate worktops are made with a sturdy core by trusted manufacturers.
Although our products are affordably priced, they are made to the highest quality and will completely enhance your new kitchen.