Selling Your Home: How to Add Value with a New Kitchen
If you’re putting your house on the market, you should be thinking about updating your kitchen. Research has shown that on average, a new kitchen will add approximately six percent to the value of your home. If you’re planning to sell, that will make a huge difference to the amount you can expect to receive. Here we take an in-depth look at exactly what kitchens Liverpool homebuyers are looking for, and how we at HB Kitchens can help you achieve it.
Keep up with the latest trends
It’s important to keep up with the latest kitchen trends if you want to add the most value to your home, as there is a large chance you will be selling to a buyer aged under 35. The biggest section of the homebuyers’ market is now made up of millennials – people born between 1980 and 2000.
Most of these are young professionals who don’t have the time or budget to make large changes. They expect a house that they can move into straight away, complete with all the latest fixtures and fittings.
Consider an open plan kitchen
Modern home buyers want the kitchen to be the center point of the home. This has led to an increasing trend for open plan kitchens which lead through directly from the living space, usually with the same flooring continuing straight through. Large vinyl floor tiles have seen a massive resurgence in popularity this year, although many people are still opting for wooden floors.
Large central islands are also hugely popular for kitchens in Liverpool at present. An island can double as an eating space and an entertainment area – people are now choosing to relax in the kitchen rather than the living room when they invite their friends over.
Choose quality worktops and splashbacks
The first feature a homebuyer will look at when considering your property is the worktops. They will expect to see high-quality materials here – granite is currently the preferred choice for kitchen worktops in Liverpool, although quartz aggregates are also rising in popularity.
Potential buyers will also be casting a keen eye over your splashbacks, as these are another feature that will help to sell your home as long as they are of good quality and up to date with current trends. Tiling is particularly popular at present, but glass and wood splashbacks are also being increasingly seen in Liverpool kitchens.
Make the most of the space
One thing all homebuyers love is a spacious kitchen. Even if yours isn’t particularly large, it’s vital to make the most of the available space with clever storage solutions, to free up maximum floor space. Fitted kitchens in Liverpool these days need to feature as much cupboard space as possible, and self-closing drawers will also add value.
Choose a reputable kitchen designer
If you’re not experienced at designing and planning kitchens yourself, it’s vital to enlist the help of the professionals if you want to add maximum value to your home. Otherwise, you can end up wasting a large amount of time and money, eating into the profit your kitchen renovation should be making for you.
Here at HB Kitchens, we have been designing, manufacturing and installing custom kitchens in Liverpool for over 15 years. Our highly experienced, professional designers keep up with all the latest trends and industry developments. We can create a kitchen that is guaranteed to add maximum value to your home if you’re selling – but you might like it so much, you won’t want to move!
Call us today on 0151 263 4843, or fill out our online contact form to find out how we can help you remodel your kitchen and sell your home.