For many people, their home is the most valuable asset they own.

Research carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that, on average, a new kitchen or one that is recently been renovated can add up to 4% onto the value of the property as a whole. With rising house prices and a seemingly more secure property market, this is a fantastic way in which to increase the value of your home if you wish to sell it in the future.

At Kitchen Warehouse we have devised 3 great tips for improving your kitchen that will also boost the value of your property too.

New Kitchen Doors

This is one of the most obvious ways in which to create a new and improved look for your kitchen.

Many people choose to replace just the kitchen doors as these often take the brunt of the damage whereas the units themselves are generally structurally sound. Replacement kitchen doors that complement the style of your kitchen but give it a renewed look will allow the whole room to appear new and modern. They are a simple upgrade but one which is highly effective when it comes to adding value to your home.

Changing The Layout

This is a more audacious method of increasing home value but it is the most effective one.

Redesigning the whole layout of your kitchen can be a lot of work but is worth it in the end. Kitchen’s are no longer simply for cooking in rather they are a social room. By improving your kitchen with a breakfast bar, a more compact layout to accommodate seating, or creating more natural light with a complete layout change you will make the room more appealing both to yourselves and to any potential buyers if you wish to sell.

Subtle Kitchen Upgrades

Finally, we have more refined changes such as replacing smaller parts of the kitchen.

New kitchen accessories such as new taps, door hinges, handles or even a new sink can be really effective in creating a modern look. At first glance, it might not appear to add much to the room but a few choice additions here and there can really improve the overall feel of the kitchen. The best thing about these kitchen improvements is that you can do many of them yourself after you buy the parts that are needed.

It can be a tough choice to upgrade your kitchen. We recognise that many people are on a budget and that is why we provide kitchen upgrades – whether they are full renovations, replacement kitchen doors, or just subtle alternations – that are affordable and cost-effective for the homeowner.

Not only can changes to your kitchen be practical for yourself and your family but it can also seriously add value to your property as well. Many home buyers don’t want the hassle of redesigning a whole room when they move in and you can remove that problem for them as well as seeing a great return on your investment if you decide to sell.