The goal for most homeowners is two-fold. Firstly, they want to make their house a comfortable and enjoyable place to live. Secondly, they want to add value to their property to ensure that when they are ready to sell it, that it has not only kept pace with inflation in terms of its value but that it has actually grown in terms of what it is worth. There are many ways to achieve these goals, some cost small fortunes while others are simple easily done. In terms of finding ways to manage the latter, the kitchen is one of the easiest spaces to spruce without having to spend a fortune. Here are a few ideas to help you add major value without spending too much.
Around the sink and the stove, it can get quite messy with spattered oil or splashed water. This means there is a lot of wiping that needs to be done and a can get quite messy. One simple way to manage this and to add a dash of colour and flair to space is to install tiled splashbacks. This is on the wall directly adjacent to the messy areas. Search for cheap tiles Sydney and see who has an offering that works for you. Buy something bright or with a nice detail or design and install them in the offending areas. It makes it much easier to wipe them down, and it will act as a feature in the kitchen. It is a simple and functional plan and it adds big value.
Make sure that your kitchen is a light and airy place to be. Nobody wants to spend time in a dark and dank place, and nobody really wants to eat food that feels as though it has been prepared in a cave. So, either commit to adding bigger windows or lighter curtains or install good lighting. Proper downlights that sit above the work surfaces are often a good idea. When you are wielding a sharp knife and chopping and dicing, it is a good idea to be able to see your fingers properly.
Green walls are becoming increasingly popular and one of the things most commonly grown in them are herbs and spices. If you have space to install something like this then you should give it a go. Make sure it is in a well-lit and ventilated space and then plant things like rosemary, parsley, oregano, sage, and thyme. It is a real joy to be able to pick these, fresh and organic, from within the confines of your own kitchen. Add to that, that they look really good as well and you are on to a winning formula.
Make sure that your kitchen has enough surfaces to work on. If you plan to cook and cater for more than just yourself then you will need a bit of room for all the activity that is going to take place. A work unit in the centre of the room is often the way to go. Just make sure that you are able to operate electrical equipment from it and you are sorted. A kitchen without proper work surfaces is soon cluttered and uncomfortable. Don’t let yours become one of these awkward spaces.