When it comes to your home and boosting its market value, a new kitchen is often one of the top items on the list for valuable home improvements. So we have some DIY tips and tricks on a budget, that will help transform a drab kitchen into a dream space and help increase your property value.
Give your units a facelift
Before you blow your budget on replacing cabinets, try painting them first. Even changing the colour of your units can reset the tone, especially if your current decor clashes with the splashback or the floor. You can also spray paint the handles for an extra upgrade or only replace the doors.
These days, you can buy some great-quality, thick vinyl tile and wood-effect flooring. Not only is it easier to install, but it’s also warmer underfoot and pretty hardwearing – and you won’t have to worry about it being chipped, either. You can even complement your new floor with a feature wall to match your theme.
Bare your wares
If your cabinets leave you feeling boxed in, why not swap some out for open shelving? This can create an illusion of extra space and light and allow you to display some favourite items or your cookery book collection.
A dark kitchen can feel confining, so consider improving the lighting. Whether it’s stylish hanging bulbs or installing spotlights over your worktops, even a small change can make a big difference.
It’s estimated that you can add up to 10% to your property’s value by just upgrading your kitchen. To learn more about how to present your property to attract more buyers, call us on 01452 612020 to discuss ideas and to book a property valuation.