Timeless kitchen trends to increase the value of your home
Posted by Rebekah Hutton on Mon, Oct 2019
Did you know that kitchens date faster than any other room in your house? Before you jump on the latest trend, take time to consider the fact that a newer trend will have likely emerged within a few months! Instead of trying to keep up with the ever-evolving kitchen fashion, opt for timeless trends that will be sure to increase your property value.
Upgrade your benchtop
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a new kitchen benchtop with hundreds of choices available to suit any budget, with some of the more popular items including laminate, manufactured stone, granite, quartz and marble. Select a neutral colour to ensure it won’t date quickly and choose a quality material to ensure it is heat, stain, water resistant as well as easily manageable to clean.
Choose you colour palette
Select your colours very carefully, make sure the shades and tones compliment each other and take into account your floors and wall colours to ensure they don’t clash. While white kitchens have been criticised as ‘boring’, they are timeless and will never go out of fashion. A huge 43% of renovators opted for white kitchen cabinets this year making it a clearly popular and on trend choice. This is something to consider when eventually selling a house. With all the different shades of whites and neutrals available these days you can still add flair and personalisation into your kitchen while ensuring you are still playing it safe and increasing your property value.
Incorporate natural elements such as wood, stone, marble and granite. Or if you’re on a budget opt for a laminate that impersonates these earthly materials. Ultra-modern gloss and engineered material are likely to date, where natural elements have stood the test of time and will certainly appeal to someone buying a house.
Invest in kitchen technology
High-quality appliances will instantly increase your property value in the mind of someone buying a house. Reliable and high functioning appliances will also save you hours on cleaning and cooking. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a state-of-the-art self-cleaning oven. It’s a good move to buy appliances from the same range for a stylish and coordinated look.
Add a timeless splashback
There are so many splashback selections readily available that you may be tempted to go for something trendy and make a bold statement such as metallic tiles, a black splashback or arabesque tiles. It may be wise to consider one of the many stunning splashback styles that have stood the test of time that will likely increase your house price. Subway tiles have been a popular choice for decades and match almost any décor. A marble or marble effect splashback will instantly make your kitchen look luxurious and increase your property value while never dating. A mirrored splashback is another foolproof option that also makes a kitchen appear much larger.