A recipe for success: Think about your kitchen
It’s not just the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver who love spending time in the kitchen.
During the 14 years I’ve been an estate agent in the Hassocks and Burgess Hill area I’ve seen plenty of prospective buyers fall head over heels with a home after laying eyes on a well-designed, stylish kitchen.
If a kitchen has the wow factor buyers often get struck down by the ‘we want it now factor’.
Think about it though for a minute. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, especially if it is spacious enough to include a breakfast /dining area.
It’s often where we start the day, where families socialise and of course it’s a great spot to hang out at a party. It’s been said that life is often created in bedrooms but lived out in kitchens.
We’re often asked by vendors what’s the most important room from a buyer’s perspective. In my experience I’d have to say it’s usually the kitchen.
If you are going to spend money getting your home ready to market think carefully about how your kitchen looks, feels and if it needs upgrading.
Remember some buyers will want to stamp their own identity on the place so major refurbishments may not be necessary. Feel free to talk any ideas you have through with us.
Whatever property questions you might have please don’t hesitate to ask for our expert, honest and friendly advice.
Thanks for reading.
Terry’s Top Tip: If you are having a de-clutter for whatever reason remember that local charity shops are always on the lookout for more donations to support their works.