Yes! A Kitchen Extension can Increase a Home’s Value
For more families the bulk of their free time is spent in the kitchen. Its where people eat, where plans are made, and quite often where people feel the most comfortable. It makes perfect sense then that improving a kitchen can, in turn, increase the value of your home.
According to the Nationwide Building Society, expanding your kitchen can increase the value of your home by up to 6%. That figure is in keeping with a number of recent surveys that show that kitchens are the areas that most people in the UK would renovate in their own homes. Clearly extending your kitchen and renovating it will see increased home values, but there are some other factors to keep in mind.
The Amount Spent on Your Kitchen Should be Proportional to Your Home's Value
It makes little sense to spend £50,000 on renovating your kitchen when your entire home is valued at £80,000, unless it is for your enjoyment and not for resale value. The same is also true of underspending on your kitchen. If you spend the least possible to extend your kitchen in a house that cost a million pounds, it won't add any value or improve the value of the house. In fact, it will do quite the opposite. Before you make plans to extend your kitchen, consider the costs it will incur as well as the upheaval and disruption. Is it worth it?
How Should a Kitchen Expansion Look?
Before you begin your journey to having a new and extended kitchen, your first need to know what you want from your new kitchen. If you want a massive expansion that makes the kitchen three times the size it was? Do you want to make subtle changes that enhance your existing kitchen and perhaps give a bit more space? Do you want new worktops, an island in the centre of the kitchen and maybe more lighting?
If you are upgrading your kitchen to sell your home try and opt for improvements that most people would find appealing. Try to keep the style in accord with the rest of the house. You don't want a Scandinavian type of kitchen design when the rest of the home has preserved its Victorian style. Remember that the kitchen is considered by many, to be the heart of your home and that heart should reflect how the rest of the house looks.
What Will the Process Be Like When it Starts?
At Essex Building and Carpentry, we are accustomed to turning people’s visions into reality. Be prepared for at least one month of disruption and upheaval. There will also be a certain amount of electrical changes that need to be performed. Depending on the size and current location of appliances, electrics and plumbing - it may take a week or more to get everything in order needed to move forward with the project.
Once the project has started, we will minimize interference in your life and treat your home as if it were our own. If you have side access to the area – it will help to ensure that we do not track dirt and rubbish into your home. We always aim to leave the area tidy, at the end of each day, so we can crack on with work as soon as we arrive the following day. We know that it also helps with keeping our customers stress levels low!
Extend Your Kitchen with our Essex Builders today!
If your property is in Havering, Brentwood, Basildon, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham contact us today by telephone or our simple contact form. Don't put off having the kitchen you want a moment longer, get the best Essex builders around to work on your kitchen today!