The kitchen is the most important room in your home. It’s where you’ll cook delicious meals for the whole family after a long day of work. It’s the place to share breakfast together before the kids head off the school, and you make the commute the office. It’s a communal area and, when you sell, it’s going to be one of the areas buyers take the most notice of.
If your kitchen doesn’t look stylish or feel spacious, it could even stop buyers putting an offer down. Simon Owen, Owner of Property Auctions, said “A good kitchen is one of the best ways of increasing value to your property. Likewise, a bad kitchen is one of the ways you can decrease the value of your property”.
Here are some of the signs that you need to invest in a new kitchen.
You Can Never Find Anything : If you constantly find yourself searching for a pan, baking tray or even a piece of cutlery, it’s time to invest in a new kitchen. This suggests that the room is too cramped and crowded. That’s why you can never find anything. It’s probably all piled up in one draw with the desperate attempt to keep the kitchen looking tidy. That’s impossible due to the old fashioned layout and low cupboard space.
Instead, appliances are left out, scattered around the place, giving you very little space to work, let alone eat. You probably constantly find you’re leaving the dishes on the kitchen table. That may save time, but it also makes your kitchen look like a cluttered jumble. With a new kitchen design, they’ll be a space for all your crockery and cutlery.
Worse For Wear : Like any other room in the home, a kitchen will fall out of style. Particularly, if maintenance isn’t taken seriously. Pets are one of the main problems. If you have pets, they are probably confined to the kitchen at some point through the day. It makes sense because the kitchen is the easiest place to clean up. Unfortunately, their claws have probably left scratch marks on the floor. While they also might have licked the varnish clean off some of the cupboard doors. There will be cracks and chips in the plaster and the wood work too. All of these little things make your kitchen look incredibly out fashioned.
Low-Grade Equipment : Speaking of old-fashioned, you need to think about your appliances. How old is your hob? If the answer is more than five years, your kitchen is out of date and doesn’t fit in the modern home. You need to think about upgrading them because they will make your home look old. As well as this, they probably cost you a fortune in energy. Older models of fridges and ovens use massive amounts of electricity. Upgrading your kitchen could cut down your home costs in the long run.
Creaky Hinges And Loose Doors : If your cupboards are creaking or they won’t even properly close, it’s time to think about updating. There’s no point in trying to live with a kitchen that due to age, barely even works. Just think about how much better your kitchen will be with new cupboards that close completely and look beautiful.
No Sell, No Deal : Finally, if your home is already on the market and it’s not selling, the kitchen is the most likely problem. If it has an older style, young buyers will be immediately put off your home. Update, upgrade, and you’ll sell your home fast for the price you want.