A modern kitchen can add over £12,000 to the value of the average home. What’s more, a poorly designed or outdated kitchen can decrease the chances of a quick sale; with most buyers put off at the thought of having to undertake a time-consuming and costly refit.
“Buyers always look at kitchens and bathrooms. When they make offers they generally factor in the cost of having to update either of these rooms. Updated and modern kitchens certainly add value to a property and in particular increase its saleability.”
Jenny McCabe, The Home Experts
It’s no wonder, therefore, that people often make improvements to their kitchens before putting their homes on the market. However, a full kitchen refit can be expensive, and it can be hard to recuperate costs when you sell. So, is making kitchen improvements actually worth it?
In a word, yes! But making your kitchen look appealing and fresh doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag, and you probably don’t need a complete refit to look better.
Last month, we looked at some simple things homeowners can do to create a high-quality feel in their kitchens, without spending too much money. But, if you really want to make your home look great before putting it on the market, it pays to invest in granite or quartz kitchen worktops.
Add some “wow” with granite or quartz worktops
According to a recent study, granite and quartz worktops are the number two turn-on when it comes to prospective home buyers (beaten only by a fitted kitchen!).
Installing granite and quartz worktops might not add value to your property, but they will certainly add the “wow factor” And, as well as maximising your chances of a quick sale, the more desirable your home is, the more willing people will be to stretch their budgets towards your asking price.
What’s more, if you already have good appliances, quality cabinets, and a layout that works, finishing this off with a granite or quartz worktop, as a package, will most likely add value.
Spring into action (but don’t wait for Spring!)
Spring is often the best time to sell a house. Bright daylight makes homes look lovely, and people tend to have clearer schedules than they do later in the year. And, of course, everyone likes a fresh start at the beginning of the year.
However, while most home sales take place in Spring, if you want to get your kitchen looking its best for the key property season, it makes sense to start planning any upgrades now.
Helping you to choose wisely when making an investment that needs to add value or desirability to your home, at Cheshire Granite Worktops we take care of the whole process for you. With a selection of stylish granite and quartz worktops, and a price-tag to suit a range of budgets, we minimise the disruption, and help you to get your home looking market ready as quickly as possible.
With a small change going along way, if you would like to have a chat with us to find out how updating your worktops will add value to your kitchen and home, please do not hesitate to call us on 01565 300065 or email us at email@example.com