It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home and for good reason – we do so much more than just cook here, especially now when kitchens often have to double as hubs for homeschooling and working.
What you might not know is how much a great kitchen can increase your home's value - from 5 to 15%. (Source)
However, installing a new kitchen can be expensive, but simple updates can help to create a fresh, clean look too.
Refresh all the paintwork
Just giving the walls, skirting boards and door frames a fresh lick of paint can work wonders for a tired kitchen, breathing new life into the room. Consider adding a feature wall in an accent colour – on trend and an instant refresher.
Paint your cabinets
A fraction of the cost of installing a new kitchen, painting your existing cabinets can refresh the whole room. Whilst it’s a cost-effective job, it takes time to do well so be sure to do your homework beforehand – most of the major paint manufacturers offer tips and step-by-step guidance on their websites.
Change the handles
Again, this is an easy and relatively cheap thing to do, but helps to make your cabinets more contemporary.
Refresh your floor
Tired of looking at the same old tiles? Give your floor a make-over by painting and stencilling your floor tiles.
Buy a new blind
If your kitchen is grey or white, why not add a splash of colour with a new blind. Whilst the trend for kitchen units is grey and white, a brightly coloured blind can help to transform the look of the room.
Get some new, on-trend textiles
Put simply, buy some new tea-towels and oven gloves – preferably that tone with your new blind! It’s such a cheap thing to do, but a really effective one to immediately smarten up your kitchen. There’s lots of choices out there too – all the big supermarkets and homeware stores stock great ranges to suit every taste.
Our expert valuers have an in-depth knowledge of the local property market. They also know what buyers are looking for, making them ideally placed to advise you on any updates which could add value to your home.