You may be surprised just how much value a new fitted kitchen can bring to your home.
It’s a big question for home owners, will the investments they make in their property help them in the future, should they wish to sell?
There is a lot of research out there that supports in favour that a new fitted kitchen can add value to a property. While figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered surveyors state a new kitchen can add as much as 4% to the value of your house, research this year from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA)*, can go a little more specific. Overall, from research using 6 case studies around the country, kitchen improvements such as new flooring, new worktops and new kitchen doors, on average increased the value of the properties by £17,306.66.
"Investing in kitchen improvements such as new flooring, a new worktop and new cabinet doors can add £26,838 in eight days to an averagely priced home in Dorset" - Federation of Master Builders
With a new Hammonds fitted kitchen starting from just £6,000 in the current 50% off sale, this could make a profit for your family if you choose to move. What’s more, a new fitted kitchen could make life for you and your family less stressful and more welcoming, making you enjoy your home that little bit longer.
What type of fitted kitchens add value
When considering a new kitchen for the home, you may want to consider what type of kitchen layout might add the most value for the space available. The kitchen is now used for more than cooking, it is a space for socialising and dining too. If you have the space, a luxurious kitchen island is an eye catching feature for a home buyer that can make the kitchen more social, with benefits such as additional counter space for prep work, extra cupboard store space and a potential for a build-in hob within the worktop. If space does not permit, then look at how U-shaped kitchens or L-shaped kitchens could work for your home with lots of storage.
A new fitted kitchen can not only add value to your home, but also to your lifestyle. If you’re a keen chef or baker then you’ll know how valuable having the kitchen laid out to your needs can be. With a Hammonds kitchen designer, he or she can plan exactly to your needs. From clever storage solutions like deep pull out drawers, Le Mans swing out corner cupboards and tandem larders a Hammonds fitted kitchen can make life in the heart of the home as hassle-free as possible.
Value adding worktops
The worktop can be an important factor towards making the kitchen more valuable for the home. Think about the return on investment you're likely to get in comparison to the likely selling price. Granite and Quartz worktops can turn a kitchen into a showstopper. Their durability could catch the eye of a possible home buyer for its longevity, a clear indication of the value they can add to a fitted kitchen. Laminate options are great too, with a wide range of style options and budget friendly.
Want to find out more? It’s simple to download a brochure to take a closer look at our wide kitchen collection or speak to a designer face to face on a free, no obligation design visit.