A welcoming kitchen is one of the biggest attractions for
potential house buyers. Whether you have a comfortable family
oriented meeting place or a stylish singletons galley, the kitchen
is most often the heart of the home.
Regardless of your budget, there are a number of simple ways you
can maximise its attraction to buyers and speed up the sale of your
Presentation is key
Replacing your entire kitchen to attract buyers is not always
necessary. Often the cost of installing a new kitchen outweighs the
value it will add to your asking price
Like all home decor the kitchen will still be subject to
personal taste, so if it does not appeal to your buyers they will
refit it upon moving in anyway.
If your kitchen is very dated, simple changes can make all the
difference. Painting the cupboard doors, replacing handles or taps
and re-grouting the tiles can all give a new lease of life.
Clean and de-clutter! Viewers may even look in your cupboards so
ensure shelves are cleaned and all contents are organised. Any pet
bowls should go outside as potential buyers may not be animal
lovers so could be put off by the sight of half eaten pet food.
If necessary, box up items you don't use very often and put them
in storage. If your cupboards and drawers are overflowing, buyers
will assume there is little storage space, which can be
off-putting. Keep work surfaces as clear as possible to enhance the
appearance of cleanliness.
Flowers or pot pourri on window sills create a welcoming
atmosphere and add a fresh fragrance.
Using these simple but effective ideas will ensure your kitchen
looks appealing and entices potential buyers into a prompt