How to Design a Kitchen That Sells Your Home
At Apollo Kitchens, we believe in planning for your kitchen renovation. With careful preparation and design, you can create a beautiful kitchen and add value to your home. In this article, we’ll show you how to design a kitchen that home buyers can’t resist.
Match your home
While you love the look of a sleek modern kitchen, is that really going to suit your rustic style home? Design your kitchen to match your home. You want to create a seamless look throughout the house, not a clash of styles.
Mismatched styles between kitchen and house look funny. But what’s worse is that they can make the rest of the house look dated. By renovating a kitchen in a matching style, you can give the whole house a refreshed look.
Design for a demographic
Look at the design of your home and figure out which demographic is going to want to buy it. Is it a large and spacious home for a growing family? Or is it a small cosy cottage suited to downsizers?
Design your new kitchen for your home’s relevant demographic. For example, if you have a young family, you want to create a kitchen that is spacious enough for mum to cook dinner while dad makes the lunches. You might opt for a no-frills kitchen design that is durable and easy to clean, with hardwood floors and marble benchtops.
On the other hand, if you are single or a couple with no kids, you might be more creative in your kitchen design, with more ornamental and stylish furnishings.
Your kitchen layout will depend, to some extent, on your demographic. On the other hand, some layouts are more popular and convenient than others, adding instant value to your home.
When designing your layout, you might consider adding an island bench. This works across all demographics as it creates a space for cooking, eating and entertaining.
Create enough space
Home buyers love storage, especially in areas of the house that get a lot of use, like the kitchen and bathroom. If you’ve got a small space to work with, creating storage space will add instant value to your home.
But by the same token, a large kitchen which does not make good use of space can turn buyers off. Design a kitchen that sells your home by creating abundant space and storage.
Read more in our article 10 ways to create space in a small kitchen.
Perfect the lighting
Lighting is an essential part of your kitchen design. By updating the lighting, you’ll add instant value. Some old kitchens do not have adequate or well placed lighting, so it’s a good idea to give it an update when renovating.
Next, style your lighting to charm your buyers. Use lighting to create a mood or to highlight stylistic features. Simply updating lighting fixtures will go a long way to freshening up your kitchen so that is sells your home.