If you’re thinking of selling your home, there is light at the end of the tunnel according to the latest sales data from Hometrack, the key property trends survey for the UK housing market. It has registered a 9.6% increase in the number of sales agreed in July compared with June. This represents an increase of 8.0% in the number of postcodes posting price rises in the last four weeks. And a total of 92.7% of sales being achieved at the asking price set by the vendor.
Unfortunately for those thinking of selling their home, the data also showed this pre-summer sales spurt has attracted more ‘For Sale’ boards, with a 2% growth in the number of property listings up and down the country. This is both good and bad news for vendors, according to replacement kitchen door specialists, Kitchen Door Workshop. Robert Clark, managing director of the firm, explains, “All of the figures from Hometrack point to light at the end of the tunnel for the housing market. It looks like sales are going through. Plus a leap in both supply and demand and significantly, a huge proportion of sales agreed at the asking price.
“While it’s excellent news that buyer interest is returning, this means that more houses are being offered for sale. This obviously increases competition for those who wish to sell. In this kind of environment, it’s essential to ensure that your home is presented for sale at the very highest standard. You need to give consideration to selling points such as the appearance of the kitchen and bathroom.”
With the UK economy struggling to show growth in the latest Office of National Statistics (ONO) figures, buyers are expected to be keen to eke out the best possible deal on their new home purchase. This means making sure the house they buy is in the best possible state of repair and needs little work doing to it to bring it up to scratch. Combined with the larger pool of properties for sale to choose from, something as simple as revamping the appearance of the kitchen can go a long way towards convincing would be buyers to make an offer.
Leading estate agents agree that a new kitchen is the second most attractive feature for buyers behind new bedrooms. It's one of the most likely features to increase the likelihood of selling a property. However, with a new kitchen averaging thousands of pounds, a complete overhaul is often the wrong way to go as the cost is not offset by the value added to the sale price.
Instead, a fresh new look on a budget can be achieved by fitting replacement kitchen doors to existing cupboards, costing little but having a big impact on sales potential. Replacement kitchen doors are available in just as wide a choice of styles, colours and finishes as a new kitchen.
For a contemporary, trend-led kitchen the Legato range of replacement kitchen doors from Kitchen Door Workshop is a tastemakers dream. The ultra gloss finish, available in a spectrum of shades from sumptuous, sophisticated plum to sunny yellow, promise to breathe new life in to even the smallest and darkest of spaces. Likewise, the Legato Ultragloss Woodgrain replacement kitchen doors can transform a kitchen from drab to fab in just a few hours.
More traditional decors are also catered for – Cambio replacement kitchen doors feature dozens of traditional style cupboard doors and draw fronts in soothing shades of ivory and natural wood.
Kitchen Door Workshop is a leading nationwide supplier of replacement kitchen cabinet doors. Made to any size, style and colour, prices start from £6.50 with free delivery on orders over £500. Every replacement kitchen door from our Cambio and Legato ranges are backed by a ten year guarantee.
To find out more, view videos tutorials on easy installation and to order online, visit https://www.kitchendoorworkshop.co.uk or call 01825 765041.