Kitchens + Bathrooms Sell Houses


When it comes to selling your house, minor transformations can go a long way toward attracting buyers. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of a home, the area where the family can spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will boost the total value and appeal of your house.

A few minor tweaks can help you attain the perfect kitchen setting, as well as eliminate the need for a complete home renovation, which goes hand-in-hand with enormous expenditure. The key is to keep it simple, but beautiful!


5 Renovating Tips to Maximise a Kitchen’s Appeal

A kitchen needs to be practical, in terms of placement of appliances and lighting for proper functionality. In addition, it must have enough space to allow easy movement, plenty of storage area for utensils and foods, and of course, sensible fittings and fixtures that are easy to keep clean.

Here are 5 renovating tips that will help you maximise the appeal of your kitchen (and therefore your house) for prospective buyers:

1. Classic Surfaces

Kitchen countertops need to be impeccable and appropriate in terms of functionality, and easy to clean too. You can opt for stylish stone countertops that come in a variety of colours and textures.

You don’t necessarily have to invest in expensive countertops, a laminate surface can prove to be a low-maintenance fix. Available in different styles, these are heat and scratch-resistant and quite economical when compared to buying new stone or solid surface countertops.

2. Adaptable Aesthetic

A kitchen must be minimalist as well as stylish, so as to offer the perfect balance between ergonomics and aesthetics. Every aspect of the kitchen should complement its surrounding area, as well as the design of the rest of your home.

Opting for neutral colours in kitchen design is always a good idea, and leaves personalisation to the buyer’s imagination. While you might be tempted to go all out, utilitarian styling is highly beneficial and offers a modern fresh look to even the most compact kitchen.

3. Craftsmanship

The condition of existing cabinetry and kitchen furniture cannot be overlooked when you’re trying to sell a house. While a simple paint job could do the trick, it’s important to remember that it’s a good idea to invest in new cabinetry if the kitchen calls for it.

A few traditional attributes such as ‘craftsmanship-style’ or handmade cabinetry with intricate woodworking detail offers an authentic, warm and welcoming feel to a modern kitchen. Even if you prefer the utilitarian look, the kitchen needs to feel cosy, and good craftsmanship (in terms of sturdy construction) offers exactly that!

4. Quality Components

Quality is of the highest importance when it comes to various kitchen components, from appliances, to fittings and fixtures. Do not compromise on the quality – if something needs changing, it’s better to change it.

The general desire to enter a kitchen and spend time in it comes from knowing that it’s adequately designed to take care of every requirement of the family that uses it. It’s important to pay attention to minor details, which add up to make a huge impact on the kitchen as a whole.

5. Special Features

Anyone who has ever cooked regular meals in a kitchen understands the need for extra space for storage. It often seems like there is never enough room to accommodate everything at once!

Adding a special feature like a tasteful pantry or multi-purpose shelving gives a kitchen extra brownie points, and might be just the thing to catch the buyer’s attention.


Retreat Design are here to help and can tailor a solution to suit your budget. Come and visit our showroom today to discuss your options.

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