Most of us wouldn't consider selling our home at the moment. The economy is sluggish to say the least, the housing market has decreased and there are few mortgages to be had by even those on the highest incomes. However for those of us who have to sell, getting a great price is a high priority.
Research carried out last year by the insurer LV found that most estate agents believe that a new kitchen which is well fitted can improve a house price by as much as 2.5%, however any DIY work which is poorly completed can detract from a house value by as much as 5%.
While 2.5% may not seem like much, it is the same as the cost of an estate agents fees and having those covered would be a great bonus. On a home worth £200,000 this is £5,000. This is not an insignificant amount.
So it is clear that if you are looking to improve the value of your home it is important to have the kitchen looking as good as possible. With relatively small margins in terms of added value, it makes sense to do this work on as small a budget as possible. This is where replacement kitchen unit doors come in.
You may not have the time or the inclination to completely replace your kitchen, or you may not feel that it warrants that level of work. Simply replacing the kitchen cabinet doors will give the room a great makeover in as little as one weekend and could add substantially to the price you get for your home.
Selling your home can be a very stressful time. You need to deal with pushy estate agents, curious buyers, unrealistic offers, high estate agent fees and failed completions. These issues have been compounded in recent years. So having the stress of having builders in during the weeks leading up to listing your home is something most sellers could do without.
Replacing your kitchen unit doors yourself will take away this stress and the kitchen will be left clean and fresh ready for viewings and perfect for the new owners to enjoy.
Fitting new kitchen unit doors is a simple process. It is just a matter of measuring your old doors, sending off for the new ones from a reputable dealer and then fitting them yourself. Nothing could be easier and even those with relatively minor DIY skills can manage it.
So why would new kitchen cabinet doors be enough to encourage people to pay more for your home?
- Your kitchen will look clean and fresh when your buyers are looking around.
- Your buyers will remember your home above others they see because of the new looking kitchen.
- Most buyers are using all their savings to buy a home and will not be able to afford to replace the kitchen themselves. They will appreciate that the work has already been done. They may even pay a premium for this.
- Your house will be able to be described as having a replacement kitchen in the real estate details. This will get viewers through the door.
- You will show people round with more pride, rather than hoping they don't see the shabby old doors.
Replacement kitchen doors are an easy, efficient, inexpensive and simple way to add value to your home. The increased amount you get for your home will easily outweigh the investment. So get online and take a look at the options available to you. What are you waiting for? Just be careful that your brand new kitchen cabinets don't tempt to stay put after all.