Why kitchens sell homes

You know how the saying goes "home is where the heart is?" Well for some it goes "home is where the kitchen is!"

The kitchen has become the heart of the home and we spend more time in it than in any other living space.

Kitchens are the focal point of modern day living.They are no longer tucked away and out of sight with the woman of the house slaving behind closed off doors away from family or guests. A kitchen nowadays is pretty much the social hub of the home. It is the one room in the house that everybody uses. No wonder it is also often centrally positioned in a home. And with kitchens being open plan a kitchen really sets the tone for the property. If you don't like the look and feel of the kitchen you will probably not fall in love with the property.

Here is another reason why kitchens sell homes - kitchens are a serious financial investment. It’s estimated that a new kitchen can add 4 to 7% value to the average property, so if you have the budget this is the most important room to tackle. Get it right and buyers won’t need to consider changing or spending money on the kitchen. They might even fall in love with the property because of it. 

If you are a seller with a tired looking kitchen stage your kitchen! 

5 Tips to assist you with staging:

  • Declutter, remove any clutter from the counter tops
  • Keep it clean, make your oven and stove shine and don't allow kitchen cupboards and surfaces to feel grubby
  • Place some decorative items, herbs in pretty ceramic pots or a simple bowl of fruit will go a long way
  • Give walls a lick of paint, which is a quick and easy way to refresh the space
  • Replace outdated light fixtures and dead light bulbs

Let your kitchen sell your home!

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South Africa
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