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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!