Property world goes crazy for kitchens

If you're selling your home and you want it to go for the highest price then there's one room you must look to; your kitchen! Research from the nation's newest property portal OnTheMarket.comhas revealed that having a superb kitchen is a sure fire way to a buyer's heart.

Almost a quarter of buyers asked by over 500 different estate and letting agents said that the kitchen was one of the 'most desirable' rooms in the home, and we can't say we're surprised! Ever since The Great British Bake Off burst onto our screens back in 2010, there has been a baking renaissance up and down the British Isles. A whole host of culinary-based programmes have followed suit, placing the kitchen as one of the pivotal points within any home.

The kitchen has now become much more of a social space; and this growing emphasis on the kitchen has also been reflected in what buyers and tenants are looking for when they view a property.

These days, the condition and style of a kitchen can make or break a property transaction. If you're selling your property, sprucing up your kitchen will not only attract buyers in their droves, but it's also likely to raise the asking price.

Depending on the size and scope of the kitchen's modernisation, altering your kitchen for the better can add up to 50,000, and even making a few alterations can add 5,000 to a property's asking price.

If we've convinced you into giving your kitchen some extra TLC before putting it on the market, an open plan design is a particularly popular choice with buyers, maximising the kitchen space. Ensuring the colour scheme is neutral is also vital in increasing the kitchen's appeal, as we highlighted in our previous blog on the tips to make your property stand out from the crowd.

Also viewed as desirable among buyers when purchasing property is an en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom, a front garden and of course the fast internet connection!
Alternatively, if you're thinking about letting your property and becoming a landlord then the kitchen also holds massive appeal. According to OnTheMarket.com's survey, 36% of tenants view a modern kitchen as a vital asset, followed by off-street parking, something that is key in the South London locations which Roy Brooks operates in.

Ultimately, to sell your home efficiently and for the right price, you must ensure you maximise its assets to entice buyers. Choosing the right estate agency to market your property will ensure your properties get seen by the right audience, and here at Roy Brooks we're always here to offer the best property advice around!

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