Investing in a kitchen extension can be a great way to add more living space to your home. It can also be a great way to increase the value of your property.
However, there are some pros and cons to consider before making a decision about whether or not to invest in a kitchen extension. In this blog post, we will take a look at the pros and cons of investing in a kitchen extension, so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for your needs!
Why is the kitchen such a significant selling feature?
The kitchen is an important feature of any property. That is self-evident. For many years, all of the research, studies and surveys I’ve seen have indicated that. The kitchen has long been regarded as a deal breaker in home-buyer searches. Home-buyers may be willing to overlook a lot about a property: old décor in the living room, beds that are a little too small – even the notion that it requires some work.
Most home-buyers want a kitchen that they can use from the get-go and meets all their needs; nobody likes having to consider renovating it soon after moving in.
Since the outbreak of Covid, has the kitchen become more prominent?
Of course, the Covid epidemic had a significant impact. It affected everyone and nearly every sector. The hospitality and travel industries, for example, were badly damaged and are still recovering today as a result. However, one industry that wasn’t as badly hit as others was the home improvement sector. This may appear at first to be odd. However, when you consider it carefully, it makes perfect sense.
Since people were required to stay home during the lockdown, we realised how crucial it is to have a relaxing home. Not only did our homes need to be comfortable, but for many people, theie home also became their workplace. This added another element that needed to be taken into account when designing a space. Homes now serve multiple purposes and needs instead of just one.
Another twist was that, while many individuals were placed on furlough, conversely many families had more disposable income as a result. Because travel was limited families couldn’t go on holiday in the UK or abroad, they decided to invest the money they would’ve used toward a large family holiday instead on home improvements.
Is expanding your kitchen a good investment?
The reasons for wanting a kitchen extension differ from household to household, but the benefits are always constant. You’re left with more space being the main outcome. And with that extra space comes a dining area and an open-plan living area that is perfect for hosting events, spending time as a family, or just hanging out in general. Who wouldn’t want those things?