With the housing market being as competitive as ever, how can you make your home stand out from the rest?
With the kitchen believed to be one of the most important rooms in the house, one group of home insurance experts decided to uncover the most important tips on how to add value to your kitchen.
Tip 1: Resolving With a Little TLC…
Typical defects can put off a huge percentage of buyers, but with a little TLC, these small defects can be a thing of the past. Keeping up to date with any current issues such as paint peeling, chipped and loose tiles, dripping taps, mouldy sealants and broken doors will save you time and money more than if you were to leave it to the last minute.
Tip 2: Painting Priorities
Updating and modernizing your kitchen seems to be all the rage, but when you’re on a budget you are limited to what you can fork out on. However, to modernize your kitchen without too much of an investment, painting might be your best option. A few coats of a neutral paint color can make your kitchen look fresh without breaking the bank.
Tip 3: Out With the Old, in With the New?
Durable and stylish countertops are a must for many buyers, from laminate, wood, granite, marble, quartz and much, much more! If your countertops are extensively damaged, it may be time for ‘out with the old, in with the new’. Many experts recommend choosing a surface that will last and is more durable and stylish, such as granite or quartz.
Tip 4: Less is More!
Keeping the decor of your kitchen as simple as possible will really help buyers when they come to view your property as it gives them a chance to mentally place where and what they’d like to do with your space if they choose your home.
Tip 5: Storage, Storage, Storage!
Having a spacious kitchen will really help add value as your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms of the house. If space is something you lack in your home, a way to resolve this is to add display shelves, ceiling racks or even installing cupboards above or below existing wall cabinets!
Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert advises:
“With your kitchen believed to be the heart of the home, making these changes is guaranteed to give you the extra push when it comes to putting your house on the market. The kitchen is the place where you prepare meals, socialize, and even relax, so having your interiors up to date is expected from many buyers.
However, it is important to remember with all these changes to update your home insurance valuation as if your insurance is outdated, you may not be covered for your new changes. Usually most kitchen appliances come under ‘contents insurance’ but it is important to check the policy you have to make sure you are covered.”