The top five kitchen upgrades for a quick sale

Spring is the season for new beginnings, making it the hottest time of year to sell your home. While the warmer weather may boost your property’s kerb appeal, if there’s one room inside that will help sell your home quickly, it’s the kitchen. Even if you’re not moving anytime soon, it’s always worth considering which upgrades will boost the value of your home when planning a new bespoke kitchen. Done well, a new luxury kitchen can add as much as 10% to the value of your property. Read on for our top kitchen features to focus on if you’re looking to boost value and potentially snag a quick sale this Spring.

Luxury worktops

With a typical house viewing taking less than 30 minutes, cool kitchen worktops are primed for providing an instant wow. White marble kitchen worktops are a great choice for appealing to the masses but for something really memorable, it’s hard to beat the impact of African Fusion quartzite. Tougher than granite and exceptionally striking, this natural stone is really durable, so will appeal to busy families. Modern kitchen worktops in Caesarstone composite quartz are another strong choice with the benefits of low maintenance.

Statement island

First impressions count, and there’s nothing like a statement island for grabbing attention in a single glance. A luxury kitchen island is still top of the ‘most wanted’ charts, so a modern custom kitchen island, perhaps with a luxury kitchen sink or bronze kitchen feature doors is just the ticket. You could also appeal to your buyers’ imaginations with a large marble top kitchen island with seating that’s perfect for family get togethers.

Walk-in pantry

The humble kitchen pantry cabinet is a big design trend that is hugely desirable to potential buyers. A kitchen with walk in larder unit or built in storage cupboard, filled with beautiful canisters and containers is an organised homeowner’s dream. The true beauty of this style of pantry cupboard with drawers, spice racks and shelving built in is that it makes it so easy to keep the rest of the kitchen clean and clutter-free for viewings. Always be prepared for those impressive pantry style doors to be opened by curious buyers, the temptation to peek inside will be hard to resist!

Dining space

‘Large kitchen dining room ideas’ is consistently trending as one of Google’s top kitchen-related search terms, suggesting combined kitchen dining room ideas are seriously sought after. When thinking about how to design kitchen and dining room spaces so they feel cohesive and sociable, Roundhouse designers recommend a kitchen dining design with shared materials, colours and finishes. Natural timber is a great choice for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere that buyers will instantly feel comfortable in, while making space for soft furnishings will literally elevate the comfort levels.

Home bar

The lack of a home bar may not be a deal-breaker, but few buyers will fail to be impressed by a stylishly executed drinks area, complete with luxury sink and modern brass taps. For that extra element of surprise, consider concealing your home bar inside a pocket door kitchen cabinet – perfect for a grand reveal. The most impressive designs feature striking materials that add another layer of interest, for example rough sawn oak timber, bronze kitchen splashbacks and antiqued mirrored glass.

What is the best kitchen colour to sell a house?

If you are looking to appeal to the highest number of buyers with your new kitchen, colour experts recommend choosing shades that provide a clean, uplifting atmosphere. White kitchens are light, bright and totally inoffensive, and any neutral palette will make it easier for prospective buyers to imagine their own belongings in the space. Blues and greens, which are associated with nature, are also strong choices as they help bring the outdoors in and promote a calm environment. 

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showroomsWigmore St, ClaphamFulhamRichmondCambridgeGuildford Cheltenham and get planning!