Selling your home?

Selling your home? How much can a kitchen makeover add value to your property?

No one wants to pay out huge expenses to a property they are planning to move out of, but sometime spending a little makes a massive difference. A kitchen makeover could be all you need to give your home that modern look buyers are searching for.

Shirley Bonnett, Director at Pastures New Property Search in Lymington said: “Today buyers are looking for a home they can readily move into and the kitchen can be the make or break of a sale with bathrooms coming a close second.  A kitchen for families or couples to spend time together, which offers space to entertain where the host doesn’t feel excluded, is generally high up on the wish list.”

Look at it this way, on average having an unattractive and outdated kitchen can devalue your property anywhere between 15k and 20k. Not only this, it gives potential buyers a chance to negotiate even lower on the asking price. However, a kitchen makeover on average costs between 3k and 5k and you wouldn’t be able to recognise that it’s not a brand new kitchen.

By doing it this way, everyone really does get the best of both worlds. Shirley added: “The kitchen has always been regarded as the heart of the home and with the modern lifestyle in mind, families spend an increasing amount of time together in the kitchen, with kitchen diners being more popular than ever.”

Simple steps such as changing the doors and worktops, will instantly breathe new life into a tired, lifeless kitchen. Giving it the look and feel of a fully fitted kitchen. Not only does a kitchen makeover save you a lot of money, it saves you the time and hassle of having your kitchen pulled apart and put back together.

Often there isn’t even the need for an entire new kitchen to be fitted. Most kitchen cupboards are still in great condition. What we can do for you is change the doors, worktops, panel faces lighting pelmet and cornice to match the existing colours in your kitchen. You will achieve the same outcome as a brand new kitchen but without the extra time, costs and hassle.

Shirley also said -“Having all the “mod cons” is also appealing, anything that makes our increasingly busy lifestyles easier will always be looked upon favourably i.e. a quick cooking induction hob, convenient pop up electric sockets, eye level integrated appliances, self-cleaning ovens to name but a few.”

Not only does giving your kitchen a makeover improve the value of the property, but a more attractive home has a greater chance of enticing buyers to come and view it. The more people who view your home, the more likely you are to receive an offer on your property.

It really is up to how much or how little you wish to spend. Whether you are aiming to add the latest kitchen accessories like the ‘hot tap’, or just simply change the doors and worktops, we can do it for you.

For more information give us a call on 023 9298 6465 or send us an email at we would be happy to help.



About the Author Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid is the managing director of Happy Kitchens. Originally from Hayling Island in Hampshire, Benjamin did most of his growing up in Italy and has spent a lot of time travelling to Barcelona where he picked up his keen eye for kitchen design.

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