Can a kitchen renovation add value to your home?
The short answer is yes! The kitchen really is the heart of your home. When it is well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property. Kitchens really do sell homes! It is one of the key rooms potential buyers assess and it is the first room you gravitate to when viewing a home. A kitchen can make or break a sale!
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. Whether you are planning to stay in your home for only a few years or its your forever home – a kitchen renovation is both for your own personal enjoyment of the space as well as adding value to your home – if done right! Below are 4 tips to help you get the most out of your kitchen renovation;
USE A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER
With a kitchen renovation there is a lot to consider. It needs both form and function. A professional designer helps remove the complexity of your renovation. Their knowledge can help you get the most out of your kitchen renovation by guiding you to the right products & finishes for your lifestyle, budget & style. We have an experienced designer at Built to Desire that can guide you through your journey to your new kitchen.
STORAGE & APPLIANCES
Good kitchen storage contributes to a good kitchen design. Having adequate storage solutions helps keep benchtops free of clutter. Having an organized space to work in increases your enjoyment of the space and increases the feel of luxury when you have clear kitchen benches to work on.
The location of major appliances is also vital to a good working kitchen. Also ensuring there is adequate space around fridges so that doors can fully open. Old appliances can contribute to a kitchen looking dated. Updating your appliances as part of your renovation instantly adds value to your home. Its important to make sure that your appliances are selected in the same finish for uniformity throughout.
Go for colour palettes and finishes that will have a broad appeal. If you are in any doubt about what colours you should choose – go neutral! That splashback you saw on Instagram might be popular now, but will it stand the test of time? You can’t go wrong with a white base and you can subtly introduce design features with fittings and fixtures that can be easily changed.
KNOW YOUR BUDGET
The biggest mistake you can make when planning a kitchen is not being realistic about your budget. It is important to factor in all elements of the renovation. Plumbing, electrical, demolition & removal of an existing kitchen, possible flooring upgrade or structural works to remove a wall to open up the space. A project can blow out if these items aren’t considered as a whole when costing out your kitchen renovation. The team at Built to Desire are able to give trade estimates & help you to coordinate trades, removing the stress of organizing every little detail – we think of everything for you! It is also important where you invest your money. Quality fittings such as strong & smooth operating drawer & hinge systems are a must – you will appreciate the investment every time you use them.
Talk to the team at Built to Desire for about your next kitchen renovation for professional and free advice. We offer a no obligation quotation & will visit you in your home. With our experience, knowledge & passion for what we do, let us help you get the most out of your kitchen renovation and optimise the value your kitchen adds to your home.