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Preparing your Home For Sale - The Room That Sells

On Dec 08 2013
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  • Selling


The kitchen is the one room that can make or break a sale. It is usually the most expensive room in any house, so if you are selling your home prospective buyers don't want to see a kitchen that needs a total upgrade. This doesn't' necessarily mean a total re-fit, there are some small things you can do to make your kitchen more appealing to buyers.

Preparing your Home For Sale - The Room That Sells

Simple ideas to make your kitchen more appealing

Make or Break

The kitchen is the one room that can make or break a sale.  It is usually the most expensive room in any house, so if you are selling your home prospective buyers don't want to see a kitchen that needs a total upgrade.  This doesn't' necessarily mean a total re-fit, there are some small things you can do to make your kitchen more appealing to buyers.

Clear the Clutter

If you have more on your kitchen benches than in the cupboards you need to clear the clutter. 

Wall Worries

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in a drab kitchen, especially if cooking splatters have become a feature!  Don't forget your worn tiles - a little primer and paint can make a huge difference.
 

Add Appliances

Buyers know just how expensive a new oven or dishwasher can be, so they may shy away from your house if they think they will need to spend up big on replacements for these appliances.  If your appliances are out of date, consider replacing them.  It may be a worthwhile investment

Do Up Your Doors

Swapping cabinet doors can give your kitchen a whole new look.  If entirely new doors are outside your budget you can make a huge difference by simply replacing the handles of your cupboards and drawers.

Lift the Lighting

Being a task room, the lighting in a kitchen is something buyers will take careful note of.  A good idea is to install florescent or spot lights under top cupboard to provide light for the bench-top work area.

Bench-Tops

Many people think that replacing a scratched and stained bench-top is just too costly, but not all bench-top materials are that expensive.  This small investment could save your sale!

Fix the Floor

If your kitchen floor is a little worse for wear, lift the lino and if you have them, polish the floorboards underneath – if they are in good enough condition - otherwise lay vinyl flooring, which is easy to clean.  Alternatively you may like to use tiles for a contemporary cool feeling.