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What kitchen features will increase my house value?
There are several changes you can make to your kitchen that can increase your house's value, such as -
1. Colour schemes
3. Natural light
Increasing house value can be a big task, but if you focus on one room and do some research, you’ll find there are lots of ways for you to push your house value up. We Buy Any House have looked at the most popular kitchen features that increase house value that you can consider before selling your house to help you get the best price you can.
Dark kitchens can put viewers off, as dark colours make a room look smaller. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen, choose light, neutral colours that will complement the space that you have and make the room look more open. If you have a large kitchen, these colours will make it look even bigger. You can also look at repainting the kitchen cupboards to brighten the room up if they’re a little dull and dated. According to Country Living, some of the most popular colours this year are warm greys, turquoise blues, soft greens, and sunny yellows. These colours are all bright enough to add some personality to your kitchen without being too over the top or off-putting to your potential buyers. While repainting won’t make a huge difference to your house value, it will help you push the price up a little and encourage viewers to put in a higher offer.
Splashbacks can make or break a kitchen, so you should spend some time deciding what style you want to go with in your kitchen. It’s easy enough to replace your splashback if you’re happy to learn how to, and you can create stunning patterns to really make your kitchen pop. You can also paint the tiles if you’d prefer and use grouting pens to add contrast. When choosing your splashback, take some time and consider what colour you want to go with. Make sure that it doesn’t clash with the rest of your kitchen, and it’s best to go for something simple rather than intricate. White is one of the most popular colours, but some kitchens benefit from a pop of colour in a splashback, which is why lilac and lime are also desirable.
3. Natural light
Every house will look better with some natural light. Your house might not have that much natural light, but there’s some good news; you can create your own to put your house in the best light possible for your viewers. Putting in windows will open up your kitchen and make a huge difference. Windows can be an expensive installation, so you can use good lighting to brighten your kitchen too. Focus on cool lightbulbs to give the same effect as natural light, and remove as much clutter as you can. Most viewers will be put off by a dark and dreary kitchen, so combatting that will help you achieve your sale and help to encourage your viewers to put in a higher offer than they would have previously.
Making sure that worktops are clean and undamaged is a must when selling your house. Depending on your current worktops, there are a few ways that you can brighten them up. If you have wooden worktops that are looking a little dull, you can revitalise them by sanding them down, staining and refinishing them. The counters will look like new and will make a big difference to the appearance of your kitchen. If you have marble worktops and are up for a challenge, you can redo the surfaces with resin and create your own unique marbled pattern with your choice of colours. There are lots of videos that you can look at to learn how to do this, and you’ll be amazed at the outcomes! These new surfaces can make your kitchen look like it’s been fitted new, so spending some time on these counters will make your kitchen impress anyone that views your house.
5. Fitted appliances
Kitchens with high quality fitted goods will make a big difference to your house value. Built-in fridges, freezers and ovens will make your house much more appealing than one without these appliances, and if you’ve got a dishwasher, this will only boost your house’s appeal to potential viewers. If you have an old, outdated kitchen with dated appliances, you might want to consider updating these to increase your house value. These appliances aren’t cheap, but they will be a good investment for your sale as they will help you drive up your selling price. Most buyers would expect the kitchen to have some white goods in, and if your kitchen doesn’t, it could put them off buying your house.
An open concept kitchen is the most popular style, and there are a few things you can do to make your kitchen feel open and spacious. Making the most of the surface space by only having essentials out and clearing the room of clutter will make the kitchen look more prominent. If your kitchen is a bit on the small side, you can take some cupboard doors off which make the room appear more spacious. Some houses have kitchens that are dated, and this will lower your house value – depending on your reason for sale, you can consider renovating the kitchen. This is likely to be a little expensive, but will reflect accordingly in your house value; on average, a new kitchen will cost you around £6,000, but can add up to 10% to your value when you come to sell!
A kitchen is the heart of a house, so spending some time in yours before you’re ready to sell is a great idea to boost your house value. Several of these changes are really easy to implement and will make your kitchen look like a completely different room. However, we know that not every homeowner is in a position to spend time and money on their kitchen before selling. That’s why We Buy Any House buy houses in any condition, giving you the comfort of knowing that you don’t need to update your house before coming to us. If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, get in touch with us today. We can provide you with a free cash offer, and outline how we can help you achieve your sale in as little as 7 days.