The purpose of kitchens has changed dramatically over the past hundred years, from being somewhere hidden out of the way for the ‘help’, to the hub and heart of family living. Even if you don’t have a big kitchen as a feature of your property there are things you can easily do to increase its appeal. The kitchen above in a beautiful Clifton flat we have just sold is not huge but beautifully presented and a welcoming room.
1. Consider whether you can put anything in storage. We all have a tendency to collect kitchen gadgets that can clutter up workspaces. If these can be packed away ready for your move, it can make your kitchen look bigger and brighter.
2. If there are any quick fixes to make your kitchen look fresher – such as new flooring – consider pricing this up, especially if the current flooring has been down for a while or has fallen victim to an enthusiastic pet!
3. A spring clean at any time of the year can really help freshen up a kitchen and make it more inviting. Make sure all surfaces and tiles are scrubbed, re-do the grouting if necessary, and polish any metal until it shines.
4. Don’t waste money by replacing a kitchen if you’re planning to move – that money would be far better spent on your new home. Kitchens can be very personal, and there’s no guarantee your potential buyer will be appreciative of your effort. Leave older kitchens as they are and let the new owner replace it to their personal style.
If you’re considering selling your home, Leese & Nagle are here to help. We can give you advice and tips personal to your property and guide you through the process. Give us a call today on 0117 974 1741 (Clifton office) or 0117 962 2299 (Westbury on Trym office) and we’ll be pleased to help you.