Upgrading Your Kitchen Boosts Value

Home owners looking to increase the value of their homes do well to first look at the outstanding rooms in the house. The kitchen is one of these rooms.

The kitchen, being the ‘face’ of the home, is the first place that investors or property hunters look for when entering the home. This is why it makes perfect sense that this should be the place to begin when looking to boost value.

There are a few things to take into consideration when planning a new kitchen and the absolute best way to end with a perfect result is to contact our professional kitchen designers. At Craftbuilt Kitchens we proudly employ the top female kitchen designers around.

With over 40 years of experience, our clients enjoy a highly professional service teamed with outstanding design concepts to provide them with the kitchen they are hoping for, or even more. When our qualified designers meet with you they will discuss the kind of kitchen you have in mind and do their best to work this in with the space available and incorporate it into matching the theme of your home.

When you are gathering ideas of your own before contacting us at Craftbuilt Kitchens, keep in mind the following, but don’t let it deter you from your own taste or sense of style.

Layout

Open floor plan kitchens offer a great sense of space. When your kitchen leads out into a dining room or living room it greatly improves the feel of the area by allowing a natural flow or progression from each area. There is also more natural light to enjoy.

It also means that with the absence of walls there is less of a feeling of being cut off from the rest of the family if you are in the kitchen. The value is added here because many buyers are looking for open plan homes, including the kitchen.

Colour Scheme

The colour scheme can make or break a sale regardless of whether you intend it to be in the near future, or a few years down the track. Trends and fads can come and go with colours but it is not always advisable to go with what is in at the time if this is something bold or flamboyant.

Instead, try to stick with neutral or light colours as these will not only provide long-term value, they will make the kitchen appear larger.

Visit our kitchen gallery or set an appointment with our designers to know how we can increase your home’s value.

Choosing Appliances For Your New Kitchen

New kitchens add a breath of fresh air and excitement to homes. The joy of cooking in a newly refurbished well-planned kitchen is hard to beat; at Craftbuilt Kitchens we are always proud to see how impressed our customers are with the final result.

When planning  the new kitchen some people like to include the cost of new appliances other than just the oven, for example. There are so many amazing kitchen appliances available now to make food preparation easier and when you are getting a new kitchen why not treat yourself to some new and very handy tools to use.

When you talk to our designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens we will discuss with you the appliances such as ovens and cook tops available. Other appliances such as toasters, blenders and food processors are also things you can consider replacing. These appliances can also boost the value of your home if selling at a furnished state.

Whichever appliances you will be choosing, here’s a brief guide to selecting the best.

Choosing A Brand

When it comes to the big appliances such as range hoods, it’s a good idea to choose the same brand. This way the set is ‘matching’, adding to the overall appeal of your new kitchen. When it comes to buying appliances, the quality is higher the more you pay.

Safety Standards

Always choose appliances for your kitchen that comply with Australia’s very stringent safety standards. Buying from overseas sellers may be cheaper but they are not required to comply with the safety standards the same way products sold in Australia are required to.

Warranties

Reputable brands will offer a warranty on their products and often the option to pay extra to extend this. Generally, the extension is between three years to five years. Depending on the appliance, it is sometimes a good idea to pay for the warranty extension for peace of mind.

Energy Efficiency

We now understand the importance of energy efficient appliances for our own benefit as well as the environment. Always check the star ratings on appliances and make an informed decision regarding the appliances you decide and choose, as well as how they impact on our world.

When you buy all of your smaller appliance items from the same company, it doesn’t hurt to ask for a discount because you are buying so much. In some cases the seller will happily agree. Shop around and do some investigating into the best deal.

Either way, at the end you are guaranteed a stunning kitchen from our team at Craftbuilt Kitchens that suits your budget and needs.

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