Should I Renovate my Kitchen to Sell my Home?
Updated: Feb 10
Should you renovate your kitchen to sell your home?
It’s a known fact that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, so is your kitchen waving the surrender flag or luring potential buyers to your home?
We’ve all seen the shows-
Flip or flop, First time flippers, House Rules, Selling Houses Australia, Love it or List it (the list goes on and on!) and of course The Block.
The one thing they all have in common is that they are renovating for profit and to increase the value of the home, so why not put profit in your pocket instead of the purchasers?
Buyers are looking for properties they don't have to spend too much money on.
An un-renovated home will not attract as high a selling price as a home that has been renovated.
An older style kitchen will have the renovators slashing your asking price taking the renovations into consideration.
The potential loss could be far more that the actual cost of carrying out these renovations yourself as buyers will exaggerate and inflate their improvement costs to reduce your asking price.
Reedesign Kitchens can help you with the kitchen renovation including all trades people, appliances, tiling and even painting, adding value to your home and making it more attractive to potential buyers.
They take away the stress of finding reliable tradespeople to complete your kitchen renovation in a timely and affordable fashion.
Reedesign Kitchens pricing is so competitive and could increase the value and sale-ability of your home for less than you expect.
1. Keep your choices neutral to ensure your kitchen appeals to the broader market.
2. Buyers will open your kitchen doors and drawers.
If they see quality hinges and drawers, they will be impressed.
3. Do your research and compare your home to others in your area.
4. Use quality appliances and tap-ware.
If you are reusing any appliances, make sure they a spotlessly clean.
5. Get rid of the clutter.
Remove your personal items and use simple decor choices to give an uncluttered look.
Pack away and store kitchen items you rarely use.
6. Use paint to give your kitchen walls a fresh clean look.
7. Organise drawers and cupboards and especially the pantry, into neat and tidy spaces.
Blank spaces in cupboards shows buyers there is plenty of storage.
8. Dress your kitchen with potted herbs in pretty pots, simple decor, an open cook book, new breadboards or new bright tea towels to give a homely feel to your kitchen space.
9. Take your magnets, stickers and invitations off the fridge.
Don't distract buyers from all your hard work by having your fridge covered with your personal reading material.
10.Clean, clean, clean.
At least with a new kitchen cleaning for inspections will be easier!
Make your windows sparkle and check your light fittings are clean and bright.
If you need a quick sale and are prepared to reduce the price of your home accordingly, then a kitchen renovation may not be something you need to consider.
I personally would buy an un-renovated home at a rock bottom price so I could and renovate for a profit.
Reedesign offer a Free in home consultation so you can budget your “sell my home” renovation.