It's long been suspected that the kitchen is the most important room in the family home and now there's proof. A new survey has revealed that the kitchen is the heart of the home as well as the most influential room when it comes to buying a new property.
The survey by property specialist Hamptons International found that half of respondents said the kitchen would make or break their decision to buy a new property, featuring ahead of the living room (37%) and bedroom (6%).
If you're looking to sell a property, this provides a great opportunity to increase the appeal of your home in a cost-effective way. Whether it's a complete makeover or something as simple as new kitchen doors and cabinets, a relatively low investment could be the difference in whether someone chooses to buy your home over another.
As the kitchen is subject to more wear and tear than other rooms in the home, it's common for kitchen doors and cabinets to look tired after a few years. It's no wonder why this would look off-putting to any homebuyer that has to judge a property in a small window of time.
The good news is that when it comes to replacement kitchen doors and door fronts there are some great styles and colours available to choose from that will give your kitchen a fresh and inviting new look. From MDF to real wood to painted and wood effect, there are endless options to make the kitchen sparkle.
If you're the one buying a new property, it may be comforting to know that affordable kitchen fittings are available. So if you find the perfect home but are a little put off by the current standard of the kitchen, you may get comfort from knowing that for a small investment you would be able to create the new kitchen you've always wanted.
Whether you love to cook or you enjoy sitting down for meals with your family and the kitchen table, there's no doubt that it make a difference to the enjoyment you get from your home.