Homebuyers Favour Space And Style When It Comes To Kitchens
21 Jun 2016

For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home – a star attraction when it comes to entertaining, socialising or general day-to-day family life.

However, the findings of a new study suggest the trend could be wavering, as a quarter of potential homebuyers (25 per cent) say they are put off a property by a small kitchen.

This, along with grease/fat stains, no natural light, lack of storage and awkward layout, were some of the reasons that prevent would-be buyers from putting in an offer on a property.

However, for many buyers of a brand new home – the kitchen remains the jewel in the crown of the property – say Linden Homes Midlands, with brand new appliances, carefully thought out layout, functionality and space adding to the appeal.

Sales director Clare Phillips said: “In the majority of cases, visitors to our show homes walk in and are immediately excited to see the kitchen – which always delivers some kind of wow factor.

“We know how important a kitchen can be, from those in our stylish open plan smaller properties right up to those in our larger family-friendly homes. As well as being attractive, a kitchen needs to be practical, functional and meet the demands of the buyer – and that’s where clever storage ideas, which some older properties may not have, come in to play.

“We believe our kitchens tick all these boxes and more, and that our interior designers do a brilliant job in offering some inspiration to our buyers with all those added little touches.”

For details of where Linden Homes is building near you – complete with pristine kitchens – visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk

Meanwhile, the research, carried out by a online kitchen worktop specialist* revealed buyers’ kitchen turn offs to be:

  • Kitchen too small 25 per cent
  • Grease / fat stains / mould 20 per cent
  • No natural light 17 per cent
  • Lack of storage 13 per cent
  • Outdated cabinets and worktops 10 per cent
  • Awkward kitchen layout 8 per cent
  • Broken fixtures and fittings 7 per cent


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