For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home – a place for the family to gather or friends to socialise.For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home – a place for the family to gather or friends to socialise.
And with the Great British Bake Off back on our screens, it is obviously the place to put all those signature bakes and show stoppers into practice!
However, the findings of a new study suggest the trend may be wavering, as over a third of potential homebuyers (39 per cent) say they are put off a property because of a small kitchen.
This, along with worn out cupboards and dirty appliances, are among a number of turn-offs for buyers – with awkward layout, lack of storage space and outdated design also among the ongoing kitchen no-nos.
However, for many buyers of a brand-new home the kitchen remains the star attraction – says Linden Homes Midlands, with its brand-new appliances, carefully thought out layout, functionality and space.
Sales and marketing director Vanessa MacNee said: “For many people, the kitchen remains the hub of the home – a place to relax, entertain and spend time with the family. Visitors to our show homes are immediately excited to see the kitchen – which always delivers 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 family-friendly five-bedroom 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.”
A brand-new kitchen will turn up the heat on second hand rivals when it comes to home hunting.
The latest energy saving fitted appliances often come as standard or can be purchased as optional extras, with other benefits:
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17 September 2019
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