6 Features Home Buyers Really Want in a Kitchen
Wondering what home buyers are looking for in a kitchen when they begin house-hunting?
The kitchen one of the most important rooms in any home, and particularly so when it’s for sale. Ensuring your kitchen includes these sought-after details will attract more buyers and could potentially sell your home faster and for more.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances are the standard when it comes to kitchen appliances. Stainless steel is long-lasting, easy to clean, germ-resistant, neutral, and easy to coordinate. Home buyers also look for upgraded appliance features such as double ovens, induction cooktops, gas or induction ranges instead of electric, pot fillers, freezer size and location, and of course, water and ice options in the refrigerator doors. To learn more about this listing click here – 1803 Quantz Crescent, Innisfil.
When it comes to cabinets, home buyers are looking for quality. Ideally, you’ll be able to provide both quantity and quality in your cabinetry, but if you have to choose – quality wins out every time for prospective buyers. That goes for the finish, hinges and runners. Soft-close cabinets and drawers are also a highly-desired feature. Home buyers want the simple, understated elegance that is found in repetition and symmetry. This kitchen is adorned with high-end teak cabinetry, a more expensive option popular for its longevity and durability. To learn more about this listing click here – 5539 6th Line, Essa.
Granite or Manmade Stone Countertops
It doesn’t matter what size, style or price range the home is, prospective home buyers are looking for upgraded countertops like granite. If you are going to purchase granite, take the time to look around at different options. If you decide to choose a different material, make sure it is something that looks and feels like granite. Many companies offer great specials on affordable first-tier granite or you can opt for manmade stone counters. You can have beautiful, expensive-looking countertops without a huge bill. To learn more about this listing click here – 121 Budds Mill Road, Springwater.
The kitchen is not just for cooking anymore – it’s the new entertaining space. An island easily facilitates today’s busy, active, multi-tasking lifestyle and offers many added benefits to the kitchen. An island can provide added storage, extra seating, and additional preparation space, allowing the whole family to assist with meals. It’s also possible to add a preparation sink, refrigerator drawers, other cooking surfaces, and electrical outlets for your smaller appliances. The best benefit of an island is that families will walk through your home envisioning how they will enjoy their quality family time. To learn more about this listing click here – 1803 Quantz Crescent, Innisfil.
Home buyers often look for hardwood flooring in the kitchen. Luckily, hardwood floors are a great addition to any home because they are easy to clean, durable, and they add a feeling of warmth. There are many different stains and styles making hardwood floors a very versatile option. The fact that wood never goes out of style means hardwood floors are a great long-term investment that will increase your property value. To learn more about this listing click here – 156 Goldfinch Crescent, Tiny.
An open-concept layout can offer many benefits to everyone, especially to families with young children. Home buyers are looking for a kitchen that seamlessly blends into other adjoining spaces such as the living room or dining room, allowing you to keep an eye on children or entertain guests with ease. Open-concept kitchens provide a spacious and comfortable feeling because they allow more natural light to pour in which is said to help people be happier, healthier, calmer, and more productive. To learn more about this listing click here – 76 Huronwoods Drive, Oro-Medonte.
Mark Faris, CEO & Broker
Looking for more inspiration? – Check out our blog on Kitchen Trends in 2018.