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How Replacing Worktops And Cabinets In A Kitchen Can Help The Sale Of Your House

Mar 1, 2008
When selling your house the kitchen is often a massive point of sale and is often a deal breaker. The design layout, worktops and cupboard fascias are all vital ingredients in giving your kitchen the right look and making it enticing to prospective buyers. It is worth updating a kitchen before sale as it will add a great deal of value to your house, you do not however have to spend a fortune at the kitchen suppliers; there are ways to make the process affordable.

The main way to make an update more affordable is to replace minor elements such as worktops and cabinet doors as these are relatively inexpensive and can completely change the look of your kitchen. It is through clever design features that a contemporary feel can be created and your kitchen will look as if it has just been photographed in a design magazine.

A great way to renovate your cabinets and worktops if they are solid wood is to change the stain. It may sound a complicated and laborious task but is the most cost effective way to change the look and feel of your kitchen. All it takes is to sand back the original stain on all worktops and cabinets then apply a different stain of your choice. For a contemporary feel the stain does not even have to be coloured, a natural stain can be a sublime design feature, allowing the wood to shine.

When looking at handles for the cabinets be sure to experiment. There are so many different styles on the market the choices are seemingly endless. Choosing a style that fits into the kitchen and matches the other decor like the worktops and counters is essential to creating a homogeneous look in your kitchen.

For the splash back areas behind the worktops there is a more affordable option than retiling the entire wall. A board of wood is a suitable alternative; using a high quality waterproof paint that allows for scrubbing and heavy duty wear is an ideal solution. If you want to create a Tuscan feel to your kitchen it is even possible to place terracotta stone pavement slabs that will create a beautiful design feature. The use of a matching mortar will also add to the effect.

If terracotta backsplash plates sound too expensive the use of vinyl flooring squares can create the same look at a fraction of the price. With the large variety of vinyl flooring patterns present in today's market the choices are limitless and allow you to create a truly distinctive look. They really do make a cheap alternative to your backsplash areas behind the worktops and are also easy to wipe clean.

If wanting to make over your cabinets painting the borders in a contrasting colour creates an interesting design element. Painting cabinet doors can even be taken further by allowing children to paint flower and garden pictures on paper and mounting these pictures within the framed doors. Another inexpensive way to rejuvenate your doors is to add squares of woven grass for a rustic style. Cork boards can also be used on cabinet doors as a utilitarian solution, hey presto; an effective notice board for all your family's messages.

Replacing the worktops in your kitchen may seem an expensive option but is still relatively cheap when compared to replacing the entire kitchen. The market today has many options, whether these are granite and stone worktops for a temporary feel or wooden worktops that transform any kitchen to a country cottage cooking space. Worktops can completely update a kitchen and let you create any style you wish.

Renovating your kitchen does not have to be an expensive process. Before you consider an entirely new kitchen, look at the options that will be better for your wallet, and will help the sale of your house substantially.
About the Author
Home and Decor expert Thomas Pretty looks into the use of worktops and cabinets in kitchen rejuvenation to assist in house sales. To find out more please visit http://www.designinteriorsolutions.co.uk/
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