If you are in the process of getting your home ready to list it for sale, there are two major areas that bear special consideration. The first is the outside of your home because this is the first thing any prospective buyer will see - and if they don’t like what they see, chances are they will never venture inside to see what the actual house looks like. Once you’ve gotten your buyers inside, concentrate your efforts on the kitchen. There is a very good reason for this and that would be the fact that the kitchen is the busiest and most used room in the average home. Try these five tricks to add instant appeal to your kitchen.
1. Start with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing spruces up a kitchen like a nice, fresh coat of paint. Remember, all those cooking oils you use when frying can turn your walls yellowish-brown over the years and so you’ll certainly want your kitchen to appear fresh and clean. It’s the busiest room in the house, but it can look totally new with just a coat or two of paint.
2. Add a Colourful Backsplash
Here is one that is not only going to be useful to the new homeowner, but will add a touch of beauty as well. All you DIY enthusiasts out there: check out Cut My Plastic for custom-sized and cut backsplashes that you can simply install on the wall above your stove and behind the tap on your sink. They are easy to wash and if you’ve freshly painted or papered your walls, these two areas that seem to always get the most wear and tear will stay clean. In addition, they come in any colour under the sun, so you add beauty as well as function all in one go!
3. Hang a Few Custom Cabinets
Believe it or not, cabinets are not that difficult to install and they come in all shapes and sizes. Most homes lack sufficient cabinet space so some ingenious homeowners have taken to ordering custom cabinets for walls that are barren. These also add function as well as character to the kitchen.
4. Hidden but Oh-So-Useful Hooks
What about all those coffee mugs you just never seem to have enough cupboard space for? Try adding a few hidden (or not-so-hidden) decorative hooks to hold your favourite mugs. These are typically placed under a cabinet near where your coffee machine or stove resides. Useful? Yes! But also decorative as you can get hooks that come in all sizes and many are extremely decorative.
5. Decorative Pulls and Knobs
Speaking of decorative, why not replace all of your pulls and knobs on cabinet and cupboard doors? These can be thematic as you can get everything from fish to fairies and everything in between. Nothing adds a bit of charm to a kitchen like decorative hardware most homes just don’t have.
So here you have five interesting ways to add instant appeal to the busiest room in your home and the first room a prospective buyer will want to see when viewing your home. Take a little bit of time to redo your kitchen making it trendy and new with an added appeal that sells every time.