It’s often said that the kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms most likely to sell a property, so how do you improve yours on a small time scale and budget?
If your kitchen units have seen better days and you don’t want to go to the expense and hassle of replacing them, give them an instant makeover by changing the doors and drawer fronts.
This will transform the kitchen and needn’t be too expensive. If the units aren’t standard sizes or you want a more affordable option, simply paint the doors and drawer fronts to give them a new look, or glue thin MDF to the front to change the style and then paint them.
Somewhere to shower is essential for most buyers and if your bathroom doesn’t have a shower, it may be letting you down. There’s an inexpensive answer – replace the bath taps with bath-shower mixer taps, which are bath taps with a shower hose and head.
As long as your bath is suitable for showering and the water pressure is good, all you need is a bath screen or shower curtain, plus a riser rail on the wall to hold the shower head, and you have a shower that should add value and make your home more sellable.
Grubby tile grout makes kitchens and bathrooms look grotty. White grout is easily marked by cooking splashes, shampoo, shower gel and the like, but there is a quick and easily solution – steam-clean it. If the power of steam doesn’t work, or work sufficiently, you can apply grout paint to re-whiten the grout.
If you’re selling your home, giving tired walls and woodwork a fresh coat or two of paint will make a big difference to any room, but especially the kitchen and bathroom because they’re key rooms.