There’s no need to rip out kitchen cupboards and units to give your kitchen a new lease of life. It’s likely that your unit carcasses will be structurally sound, so you can give them a clean and simply replace the doors and drawer fronts instead.
Stick to something simple, neutral and easy to wipe clean. It’s quick (especially if you can simply clip new doors into existing hinges) and makes your kitchen look newly renovated.
2. Replace the worktops
Smart, practical worktops don’t have to cost the earth, especially if you’re renovating in order to sell. A good quality laminate worktop, carefully fitted by an A&J Kitchens expert, could transform your kitchen for a relatively small cost.
3. Redecorate with a fresh coat of paint
An even cheaper way to give your kitchen a makeover is simply to buy a pot of paint. This will refresh faded, dirty walls and if you choose a good colour, could even give the space a whole new feel.
4. Get a new floor
However lovely your worktops and units, a shabby or damaged floor will do nothing to sell your kitchen to potential buyers. If tiles are broken or lino ripped, consider replacing it. You don’t need to shell out for a high-spec floor, just something neutral, practical and well-fitting that doesn’t detract from the rest of the décor.
5. De-clutter and deep clean
It’s amazing what a spot of spring cleaning can do. Get rid of all unnecessary clutter and the kitchen will feel more spacious, as well as creating a blank canvas so that buyers can imagine themselves using the space.
Next, it’s time for some elbow grease. Get rid of limescale and mould on tiles and grouting, restore surfaces to their gleaming best and get those metallic fixtures sparkling. It’ll work wonders, we promise.
And lastly, don’t forget those finishing touches. Set the table, put out a vase of beautiful flowers and fill a colourful fruit bowl – would-be buyers will love it.
However large or small your kitchen project, the A&J Kitchens team can help. Get in touch on 01942873781 or email email@example.com for a chat about your plans.
This is why it’s still a smart idea to give your kitchen some TLC before your property listing photos are taken. Not everyone has the budget for a full kitchen renovation, nor is it always worth doing if you plan to sell up anyway. After all, you might not see your investment back, and not every potential buyer will share your taste in kitchen design.
A much more affordable step is to give your kitchen a spruce-up instead. You won’t spend a lot and will showcase your kitchen in its best light, while still leaving scope for potential buyers to imagine putting their own stamp on the space.
Here are 5 relatively affordable and easy ways to give your kitchen a pre-sale makeover: