A kitchen is a key part of the home as it can be where the family spend most of their time, so it is a key factor when potential buyer decides if a property is right for them. If you are considering selling up and are hoping to add value to your home, a recently renovated kitchen can add a significant amount to the price. Not only this, but kitchen renovations can completely change the feel of your house, giving it a more open plan and communal vibe. Here’s why to consider renovating your kitchen if you are looking at a home improvement project in 2022.

How can a kitchen add value to your home?

There is no doubt that a kitchen can add value to your home, but it is important that any renovations are done with the highest quality workmanship and with some key factors in mind. This will help when estate agents are showing your property off to potential buyers:

  • Kitchen design – It is essential to get this right as you may be able to utilise the space you have more effectively. Why not consider making your kitchen more open plan? Moving around work surfaces or knocking down a wall and replacing the doors can create a spacious kitchen dining area.
  • Good lighting – Often overlooked, lighting is a key factor to illuminate your kitchen space and brighten it up. It can also make the space feel larger, creating a good impression to those viewing the property. Some up-to-date lighting can go a long way to creating a modern kitchen.
  • Painting – One of the more cost-effective ways to give your kitchen a new look, test out a few different colour schemes before deciding what colour to paint the walls, as this really helps tie your home together.

It is important to remember…

If you decide to go ahead with your brand-new kitchen plans, you should be wary of what you spend as you do not want this to outweigh the added value when selling your home. If your existing kitchen is worn out and in need of replacement, a complete conversion could add up to 10% to the value of your home. But if you are investing anything close to 10% of your home’s value on your project, you are unlikely to end up better off from doing so. For example, a £100,000 home should have no more than around £5,000 – £6,000 spent on its kitchen, so be wary of this before spending money on renovations.

After reading this article, you may now have made your decision on whether to go through with your kitchen renovation. If you decide that it is the right choice to increase the value of your home, you will want a high-quality job carried out by experienced building contractors you can trust. Our team at Harrington’s Group are experts at working with our clients to understand exactly what they want from their project, delivering a final product that exceeds expectations. Our expertise covers everything from kitchens and bathrooms to full extensions and loft conversions, so allow us to help turn your renovation dreams into reality. To enquire with us regarding your project, give us a call today on 01342 618 618 or email