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How Your Kitchen Can Sell Your Home

  • 8 years ago

How Your Kitchen Can Sell Your Home


There’s no doubt that the kitchen is the most important room in the house and it’s also the one room that can make or break a sale more than any other. It’s the place you eat, hang out with friends, work, bake and even sew.

The kitchen and the bathroom are the two rooms you should focus on when you’re renovating or redecorating. If you’ve just finished a re-furb, (or if you can’t quite stretch to a full re-fit), then the next thing is to get some attractive accessories in.

A fancy food processor

There are so many different types out there, but you should aim for the higher end of the market if you want to make a good impression on viewers. Choose one that suggests sophistication rather than one that screams baby puree, though… If you’re feeling flush, then a cool-looking slow cooker, coffee machine or even a retro-looking popcorn maker won’t hurt, either.

A trendy dishrack

These are great accessories even if you have a dishwasher, as not all your crockery can go in the magic washer-upper box, after all. So, this is an excuse to splash out on a designer rack; just make sure you can keep it clean and that it complements the look and colour scheme of your kitchen.

Retro kitchen scales

You don’t have to use them, just put them somewhere strategic, where they’ll add a touch of glamour and balance (sorry) to your kitchen. Again, choose colours that fit, and make sure you keep your real scales out of sight…

A funky kettle

Put some thought into it! The kettle is in almost every kitchen in the UK – there are battered old plastic ones, shiny-but-dented ones and ones that make a statement. You could get a hob-standing kettle in a suitable colour, an illuminated one, or a dazzling chrome model. Whatever you decide, make sure it speaks as well as whistles.

The most important thing about your kitchen is that it’s spotless whenever someone comes to view it. Hide the laundry, get obsessive about limescale removal and give your potential buyers something to fantasise about.

You could even throw in those fancy scales as a sweetener…



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