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Would a new bathroom and kitchen add any significant value?

Asked on Jun 17 2011, Home Improvement in Enfield | Report content

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  • It will increase value to your property and certainly make it more saleable. If the previous bathroom and kitchen are very poor then the chances are that you will gain significant value. However if they are just slightly dated then you will not recoup the cost of the upgrade. You also factor in how much value in terms of enjoyment and useage you will get from the refurbishment.

    Answered on Jun 17 2011, Report content
  • I agree with above. A new bathroom and kitchen should add value, white bathroom suites and light, modern, neutral kitchens appeal to most. You must consider the cost, it could be that the cost of replacing both won't be recouped on sale. Getting an estate agents valuation and opinion on what is essential might be best. You can also look at the asking prices of similar properties on the market with updated bathrooms and kitchens to see what you might gain from doing the work. A bathroom can be spruced up with new tiles and fittings if the suite is white/neutral. A kitchen can be updated with new paint, new doors or handles. That can often be enough, some buyers would rather choose their own kitchen.

    Answered on Jun 17 2011, Report content
  • Sorry, I do not agree (my opinion .. Turtle and the nice Parrott Home people are top people and respect them tremendously) .. but the cost of the works does NOT equal the value. Why spend 10k on a kitchen and 5k on a bathroom to probabaly add 7K in all. No .. bets thing is to recarpet in beige, repiant in beige and declutter. Cost will be 2k and will add in value 10k. Thats my opinion. Everyones else is just as valid.

    Answered on Jun 19 2011, Report content
  • I must admit Uncle Chrissy, I do agree with you. I personally wouldn't buy a new kitchen just to sell. It is only advisable to buy a new kitchen if you are going to enjoy it for some time before selling. :~)

    Answered on Jun 20 2011, Report content
  • Devil in the details here. It really depends upon the area, and whether is rising and falling market. Highly coveted property in areas with good value in a rising market I would say go for it but be shrewd with your improvements. Concentrate on key areas kitchen bathroom and obvious eyesores that punters look for. In a declining market best avoid an ambitious renovation plans unless the property is a jewel in the crown that is in a bubble of demand whatever the climate due to location or rarity.

    Answered on Feb 3 2016, Report content

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