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#5 Value-adding kitchen features that will help sell your home in 2021

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 17 February 2021

A kitchen is often thought of as the heart of a home but creating a kitchen that screams wow factor will do more than deliver a big emotional impact - it can serve up a great sale price too.

If you’re thinking of selling this year, then getting your kitchen in order is a good place to start.

Before you dish out for a full-blown renovation, get in touch with some local agents to find out where you should put your time and money to get the best bang for buck.

Sometimes a tidy up might be all that’s needed. But if a more significant facelift is in order, do your homework with these #5 trends Domain predicts will meet the lifestyle needs of 2021.

  1. Warm and neutral tones. A lick of paint is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to give your kitchen a fresh new look. Opt for warm neutral tones that will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Steer clear of clinical white and go for a “greige”… yep, that’s a grey/beige combo.
  2. Chunky benchtops. If you can accommodate an island bench in your kitchen design, you’re on to a winner. But even if you can’t, consider upgrading your old thin laminate to a thicker benchtop that can double as a table or dining area – stone if you can afford it.
  3. Integrated appliances. Everyone wants a butler’s pantry to hide the mess that says ‘a busy family lives here’. But if you can’t squeeze one in, you can also achieve a sleek finish by hiding appliances – like your fridge or dishwasher – behind clever cabinetry.
  4. Outdoor kitchens. We spend so much time outside in Brissie that the backyard BBQ has evolved into a master chef ritual. This means the backyard chef is becoming increasingly fussy and – like Jamie Oliver with a bowl of pasta – will salivate at the sight of an outdoor bar fridge or sink.
  5. It never goes out of style. For all the beauty and sleek lines, a kitchen must be practical. While contemporary designs are calling into question its continued relevance, the ‘working triangle’ layout is a good place to start. Know the rules before you break them!

Got plans cooking for your next move? View our current listings for sale or talk to us about selling.