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One of the best ways to reinvigorate your home is a new kitchen. It’s the popular scene of so much activity whether it’s cooking, eating, entertaining or even helping kids with their homework.
Also popular with Australians is renovating. In fact we love spending time in kitchens as much as we love renovating and according to the most recent Housing Industry Association Kitchens and Bathrooms Report, the average age of a kitchen set to be renovated is 15 years.
If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, a new kitchen will definitely impress potential buyers, as the first room they often want to see is the kitchen. It goes without saying that a sparkling kitchen can “seal a deal”.
However, remember that you can breathe life into a kitchen, rather than creating a new one with some updated cabinetry, a re-tiled splashback and some new handles for drawers and cupboards. You could even add a flashy new canopy rangehood that can really give the kitchen some style while shiny new appliances can often make the most impressive difference.
However it can pay dividends if you opt for a full renovation as times and needs change. For instance, older kitchens often have limited counter space, reflecting the times, while new kitchens may have enhanced counter space such as an island that doubles as an eating space.
So consider your options and your ultimate objectives and then decide whether a ‘refreshment’ or a full ‘renovation’ will be in your best interests.