Buying a house is a serious business. Whether it is a recently built estate or a modest fixer-upper, getting a lowdown on your potential home is of tantamount importance. When it comes to selling your home, your kitchen can be your deal-breaker. At an open house most buyers will spend time trying to check out the finishes of your kitchen, appliances, the fixtures and most importantly, the amount of space and storage space.
Having an inconvenient and inadequate kitchen can be a curse to the home owners. Before you may have fought enough battles with your kitchen, but the buyer of your house doesn’t have to feel that way. Just think of your kitchen as a product and find out what most people like to see in a kitchen?
Plumbing and Electricity- Not taking into consideration your plumbing or electrical features can throw a monkey wrench in your design plans. Certain electrical or plumbing lines may need to be altered or rerouted, in order to accommodate your proposed design, which will add to the overall cost of the project and delays. Make sure you are not breaking any building codes, so you won’t have to incur any additional expenses.
Ventilation- Failing to account for adequate ventilation can put a damper on the functionality of your kitchen. A range hood which is connected to the outside can help you reduce heat and odors from the kitchen, as well as cooking in plume smoke. Choosing a quality range hood will also reduce the airborne pollutants and irritants, which improves indoor air quality. In addition installing a range hood can boost your resale value.
Lighting- Lighting plays an important role in the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen, but you have to have adequate lights to perform different tasks. Make sure that under cabinet lightings are there they not only brighten up the place but give proper illumination so that you can function properly. Try halogen lighting instead of fluorescent lighting.
Color and Décor- Mix and Match may be a good idea for fashion but not for appliances. For example you have a black range, a white micro-oven and a stainless steel refrigerator; this will give your kitchen a jumbled and disjointed look. Strive for visual harmony, not only with appliances but also with small items and features like door knobs, drawer pulls, faucets and hardware.
To many, the kitchen can make or break a deal. Small, cluttered and narrow kitchens are somewhat tough to sell, but with some refreshing and de-cluttering you could make your kitchen the shining part of your home- something the buyer wants and likes.
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