One of the easiest ways to instantly increase the value of your property is to update your kitchen. As most estate agents know, kitchens sell homes- they are the heart of the home, and even if a house is magnificent, if it has a bad kitchen the value of the property, as well as potential buyers, starts to dramatically decrease.
A recent study by Strutt & Parker, found that what buyers are looking for most in terms of 'wishlist items' when purchasing a new property include an Aga, a kitchen island/breakfast bar, and a Smeg fridge. More than any other quality, it was the kitchen that belonged in most people's wishlist items.
Kitchens are the most personal and well-used area in the home, many potential buyers will try to imagine themselves living in your home, and if they can not see themselves in the kitchen, this may be a major turnoff.
Updating your kitchen iseasier than you think, and one that will benefit both your family and your pocket.