To replace or not to replace?

Do the Maths!

One of the most common questions we get from clients looking to put their house on the market is “Do we or do we not replace the kitchen or/and bathroom?” Kitchens and bathrooms are one of the main features everyone looks at when buying a new home. 

At end of the day it all comes down to numbers – do the maths. If you house is generally in good repair but your kitchen is going to let you down, an inexpensive kitchen may very well increase the value and at the very least help  ensure a speedy sale.

You can get some very decent quality ones nowadays without breaking the bank you just need to shop around. Again with bathrooms they don’t have to cost the earth but can make a massive difference, potential buyers may be put off by the thought of having to replace either room. But with careful planning it may not be as bad as you think and whilst it is being done it gives you plenty of time to prepare the rest of the house for the sale.

However if you feel your home is generally dated and could do with a general update, you may very well appeal to buyers looking for the project. The numbers may simply not add up or you may feel it’s better to move on and start living your new life in a new home….in some areas in the country ‘project’ properties often attract a good price as there are always buyers out there looking to put their own stamp on their new purchase.