Installing a new kitchen in a home can totally transform the feel of your whole house and can add a hefty sum to the resale value. Choosing the right kitchen for your home can be an investment that can be turned around quickly if you are thinking of selling your home within the next few years.
Choosing the right kitchen is a blend of a number of considerations.
First, you will need a kitchen unit choice that fits the space available in the room. If you have an open plan kitchen, then your choices are going to be different from someone who only has a small amount of space to work with.
Secondly, it is good to work in an element of fashion into your new kitchen choice that will appeal to future buyers, as well as your own taste. This is a somewhat tricky thing to gauge – a kitchen unit that is all the vogue this year will not necessarily be so plush in five years time.
However, trends that have lasted a few years are a pretty safe bet. The recent trend has been for marble or granite worktops, for their durability and classy design.
This decade has seen a burst of individuality in kitchen design choices, and has arguably seen some of the most exotic kitchens make their way into design magazines. There is no reason you should shy away from this trend – you do want to put your own stamp on your kitchen’s design – but if you are serious about re-sale in the future then think about individualizing things which are easily changed. This could be accessories in the kitchen, or wall paint.
Choosing bizarre kitchen units may turn away potential buyers who know they will have to rip them out if they buy your home, so should generally be avoided unless you know you are going to stay in your home for a long, long time.
When it comes to color, you are now spoilt for choice. High street suppliers will only have a range of basic colors, but kitchen specialists have literally hundreds.
Once again the advice to think about future resale should come to mind before you plump for the luminous yellow, but our homes are also meant to be lived in, so choose a bold color that makes you happy to be in your kitchen.
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About the author:
Claire Jarrett recommends SPM Granite for granite worktops and quartz worktops