How renovating your kitchen can add value to your home or investment property

Investing in a home or property is not a decision to be made lightly; this is a decision that will affect you financially for decades to come and if not done with the correct amount of foresight and planning is something that can lead to great financial hardships in the coming years.

Investing in a home or property is not a decision to be made lightly; this is a decision that will affect you financially for decades to come and if not done with the correct amount of foresight and planning is something that can lead to great financial hardships in the coming years.

With daily use and naturally occurring mishaps kitchens can take on an aged and worn-out appearance with worrying ease. This downgrade in appearance is heightened thanks to the many white surfaces found in the space, giving the area a grimy and unsanitary look.

Thanks to the number of modern interior design options homeowners and investors have the opportunity to completely overhaul their kitchens, giving them the clean, bright, and contemporary appearance that you would expect from the space where food is prepared, stored, and served. Along with improving your home’s interior renovating the kitchen can also increase the value of your property. Here a few key ways that a thorough kitchen renovation can leave you financially better off:

1. Enter the Modern Age

One of the major issues with investing in a property is that it is stuck in whichever decade it was built in from a design standpoint. While great for the seventies, orange floral patterns on splashbacks coupled with ornate drawer handles can instantly give a kitchen a noticeably aged feel. By choosing to renovate the kitchen homeowners will make the space feel contemporary and relatable, increasing the likelihood that a potential buyer may be motivated to make an offer on the property.

2. Let there be Light

Depending on their location in the house, kitchens can easily suffer from a lack of light. Kitchen features such as cupboards, heavy curtains, and walls can darken the room creating a claustrophobic environment for anyone using it. The last thing anyone purchasing a home wants is a dingy-feeling kitchen. To increase the value of the kitchen (and your home) methods such as adding an additional window/sunroof, increasing lighting fixtures, and adding white colouring to all kitchen surfaces can all go a long way to brightening up the space. When it comes time to sell potential buyers will be encouraged by the amount of light in the kitchen. As well as increasing your kitchen’s visual appeal it also can cut down on energy bills and will be a valuable selling point for your property.

3. Tear down the walls

When it comes to separating rooms in a house walls are pretty fantastic at doing this job. As a consequence they can easily block off light sources and make rooms feel isolated from the rest of the house. Thanks to design elements such as benches and appliances the sense of isolation in the kitchen is compounded due to walls. Removing a wall (or two) and allowing flowing and open access to your kitchen will open up your home and make it feel less enclosed. Potential buyers will take note of this, as will property evaluators. When in doubt always remember the golden rule in home renovations: Space is King.

To further understand what kitchen renovation options are open to you be sure to request our informative brochure. Or to speak to one of the friendly and professional House of Kitchens staff members about your renovation options call us on 02 9416 3365.