The kitchen is the heart of the home and is a major selling point for potential buyers. In fact, new kitchens can improve your property value by around 6%. And if yours is below par it could be holding you back.
Don’t worry. Making the most of your kitchen, and making it appear bigger than it is, can be as easy as DIY décor. Keep reading as we look at 6 ways to make your kitchen look bigger and appeal more to buyers...
One easy way to make the most of your kitchen is to have a deep clean.
Wipe down surfaces and remove all the clutter and unnecessary appliances from worktops. That includes that unloved smoothie maker and your dusty, unused cook book. Store away non-essential items in cupboards and on shelves to provide more worktop and kitchen space.
Potential buyers find it difficult to look past dated décor and shabby appliances. That’s why simply updating your kitchen interior not only makes the space look bigger, but also attracts more buyers.
Refresh your kitchen by sprucing up with contemporary features. Why not include stainless-steel appliances, a round glass table or even backless breakfast bar stools? Each one gives the illusion of more space while creating a modern, stylish space.
An easy way to make your kitchen appear larger is to work with a neutral palette. This makes things appear lighter and more spacious.
Keeping hardware, appliances and walls in a similar shade creates cohesion. It also appeals to more people, as buyers will see the kitchen as a blank canvas.
Another simple way to make a smaller space feel larger is to add extra lighting. Effective lighting can overhaul the look of the kitchen, as well as creating a more inviting atmosphere.
Ambient lighting, with warm colours and tones creates a relaxing and open environment too – perfect for entertaining dinner guests or enjoying Sunday morning breakfast.
Want to modernise and improve your kitchen design? Why not opt for open shelves or glass cupboards?
This creates storage that feels open and more fluid, rather than bulky traditional closed cupboards. In no time at all you can have a contemporary open living space, appealing to a wide range of home buyers.
Another feature which adds more space and more value to your house, is access to your back garden or patio from your kitchen. This is a great source of natural light and adds even more space.
If you already have patio doors, ensure that the space is decluttered with easy access. However, if you don’t have this option draw up plans to show buyers and highlight the potential of the room.
If you’re trying to sell your property this summer, Weale & Hitchen can help. Our friendly team of professionals offer accurate property valuations and a comprehensive residential sales service. With four local branches in Bury, Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall, we truly are local property experts. Interested? Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.
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