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Add Value With Your Kitchen Reno

The kitchen really is the heart of your home and when it comes time to selling your house, your kitchen will be one of the key things potential buyers assess.

Kitchen renovations are no doubt an investment of both time and money, so you want to be sure that you get your kitchen renovation right, the first time around.

See below for our top five tips for adding resale value via a kitchen renovation.

 

  • Storage Is King

Storage always has been, and always will be king!  Vertical storage, appliance nooks, pantry drawers and corner drawer solutions are all great ways to squeeze every bit of space out of your kitchen!

If you can install overhead cupboards, do to ensure maximum buyer appeal.

 

  • Invest In Appliances

Modern appliances are as clever as it gets these days and if well selected, will enhance the functionality of your kitchen.

Make sure the finish on your appliances match , look for energy efficient options and ideally buy from the same brand so that your kitchen has a cohesive look.  Don’t forget the dishwasher – it’s an expectation of modern homes!

 

  • Use A Professional Designer

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, you’ll know that there’s a lot to consider.  Whether you are dealing with a small kitchen area or are after a larger hub for your home, using a professional kitchen designer removes the complexity of your renovation.

A kitchen needs both form and function.  A professional designer will be able to offer you knowledge of kitchen work zones, as well as layouts, strategies and products for maximising storage and flow in your kitchen.

They will have the experience, ability and supplier range to re-imagine your space in ways you may not be able to do and to resolve any challenges around layout, services and spatial factors.

A professional designer will be across the options available to you and will have knowledge as to the right products and finishes for your lifestyle, budget and style.

 

  • Longevity Is Key

That splashback that you saw on Instagram might be all the rage now but will it stand the test of time? Be wary of going too “trend crazy” with your kitchen, particularly if you are looking to sell your home in the near future.

Look for colour palettes and finishes that will have broad appeal and if in date, go neutral.

You can’t go wrong with a white base and if you do want to have some on trend elements, introduce them subtly into your design with feature cabinets, fittings and aspects that are easily changed (such as wall colour).

 

  • Don’t Scrimp On The Budget

The biggest mistake people make when planning their kitchen is not being realistic. As a rule, you should aim to spend between 4-6% of your property value and don’t forget to allow for a contingency for any unexpected events such as trade delays or issues with cabinets and benches.

Remember that your trades, appliances, flooring, lighting, cabinets and fittings all need to work within your budget so plan ahead or speak with a professional kitchen designer to ensure your budget is realistic and achievable.

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