There are certain factors that can impact how much value your kitchen will add to your home and how much more a buyer is willing to pay for it. •Layout and Storage- The layout and storage options are one of the first things people notice about a kitchen. Although certain factors such as your property size, family size and budget can limit your layout options, you can optimise your available space to make your kitchen more minimal and efficient. It is a good idea to plan different zones in your kitchen. For example, which area you will cook, clean, prep and sit etc and then decide where your appliances will go. You can then work from here to create space-saving solutions such as handleless cabinets, built-in appliances, shelving, larders, drawers or an island etc so that you can bring out the best of your layout. At Zest Kitchens Daventry, we can help to plan and design the layout of your new kitchen and give you a visual idea of what your finished kitchen will look like. Design and Colour Scheme- The design and colour scheme of your kitchen is what brings it to life and makes it a personalised feature of your home. A key tip is to always choose bright and neutral colours for your kitchen such as white, grey, beige or sage. Black and dark grey are also good choices as long as your kitchen remains bright and well-lit. The majority of buyers prefer these shades over bright colours so neutral is the wisest direction to take. Your kitchen design should feature different types of lighting such as artificial, ambient and bright to make your kitchen practical and set the appropriate mood. You should also choose flooring which not only compliments your cabinets but is durable and easy to clean and maintain. Appliances are also important, high quality, brand named appliances certainly don’t go unnoticed and give your kitchen an expensive look. It is also worth noting that eco-friendly and energy-efficient appliances are becoming extremely popular nowadays.
The materials used for your cabinets, doors and worktops are extremely important as it gives buyers an idea on the longevity of the kitchen. If you have high-quality materials for your cabinets and worktops, this tells buyers that they will not have to replace any of the kitchen any time soon. If you opt for cheaper materials such as laminate etc, then this could deter people as they know that the kitchen is unlikely to be efficient in the long run. It is extremely important that you choose kitchen materials which are high in quality, easy to clean & maintain and can withstand heavy use. Here at Zest Kitchens Daventry, we use the highest quality materials for your kitchen and regularly test and inspect each component of your kitchen to ensure the highest standards have been met.
Practicality and Functionality-
Kitchens have to endure heavy everyday use so not only is it important that your kitchen looks stunning, is equally important that it is practical and functional. You need to ensure that your kitchen runs smoothly, this goes hand in hand with your layout and storage options. Consider adding additional cabinets so that you can declutter and hide things away. You can also add integrated cooking appliances such as microwaves and ovens, integrated bins, integrated washing machines and dryers, integrated fridges and freezers, even integrated larders etc. These things can make your kitchen run efficiently and give you valuable space so that your kitchen flows. It is also important to think about your family when it comes to practicality. For example, if you have small children it may be practical to go handleless on your cabinets and have locking systems on doors that contain dangerous items. For socialising and larger families it would be practical to have a designated seating area or island with stools. Whatever the functionality of your kitchen, remember to keep it clean, clutter-free and minimal.
If you would like any more information on how to incorporate both style and function into your kitchen design, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Zest Kitchens Daventry. We can assist you to plan and design a stunning, high-quality and practical kitchen, helping you to increase the value of your home. We look forward to hearing from you.