Are you thinking of renovating your kitchen? If you are, then it’s a perfect opportunity to not only give your most important living space a new lease of life but to also boost the value of your entire property. Open-plan kitchen and dining areas are increasingly popular, which means that the kitchen is becoming the most important room in the house for more and more homeowners.
Compared to other renovations such as garage conversions, basement conversions, and attic conversions, kitchen renovations are recognised as one of the most cost-effective ways to add extra property value and secure a return on investment. Research estimates that a spend of around £8,000-£9,000 can add between 4-6 per cent to the value of your home. But what should you keep in mind when planning a renovation? Here at D2F, these are some of the things that we think are important to consider when fitting a new kitchen.
Balance Style And Functionality
When it comes to designing a new kitchen with the aim of raising your overall property value, it’s important to strike a delicate balance between style and function. Remember that it isn’t all about looks. In fact, most people will note the space and layout of a kitchen on an initial viewing because they’re trying to imagine themselves living and cooking in the room themselves. Quick and easy access between all the major appliances with plenty of space in which to move will ensure that you make the most of your given space.
Taking steps to improve your kitchen storage is an important aspect of this. Having good, high-quality storage units is great for both appearance and function. Under-unit lighting can help improve the sense of space, and clutter-free surfaces ensure that there’s a clean visual appeal to the entire room.
Consider An Extension
While assessing your kitchen layout, take time to seriously consider the possibility of building an extension. Kitchen extensions are certainly among the most popular for homeowners, and they come with a range of benefits, not least of which is the fact that they guarantee house price growth.
An extension improves the appeal by not only extending the entire kitchen for more space but also adding to the square footage of your property. Home extensions have long been a go-to method for improving both a property’s functionality and space, but also adding extra property value in general.
When redesigning the style of an entire kitchen, it can be easy to get a little carried away with bold colour schemes, patterns and textures. It might sound a little boring, but generally speaking, it’s better to keep things neutral when trying to appeal to new buyers. Not everyone has the same taste, after all. Light shades such as greys and creams are very popular, and white is a great choice that will also help the kitchen feel a little more spacious.
It might seem disappointing to have to stifle your own creativity, but when attempting to raise the value of your home you want buyers to be able to envision themselves living there. That’s why you want to try and turn your kitchen into something of a blank canvas for a broader appeal.
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Interested in looking at some fantastic new kitchen designs? Why not come down to our showroom for a chat and a browse of our brilliant range? Or just get in touch with us today to discover how we can help to deliver you a whole new kitchen that not only meets all your own needs but also adds a bit of extra property value!