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Big kitchen or tiny kitchen and utility room

I have a good sized modern 4 bedroom detached house in a very nice area, I am looking to sell, it has a really (really, really!) small kitchen and a utilty room, (neither of which has room to swing a cat!) are we better to leave it as it or knock them both into one good sized kitchen?

Asked on Aug 10 2010, Home Improvement in Ripley | Report content

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  • A property of this size would be an ideal family home so personally, if i had the time and funds, a bigger kitchen would be ideal.

    Answered on Aug 11 2010, Report content
  • If you are thinking of selling it soon then know it would not be profitable, it is saleable with the current size as after all you bought. When it comes to marketing and showing people over by all means show them they could easily have the kitchen of their dreams and do it in a positive way.

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    Answered on Aug 12 2010, Report content
  • It is a detached family home so kitchen facilities are important, 'the heart of the house' as they say. So a good size kitchen space would probably be best, but as Mark said be mindful of costs in the current market. If when on the market it proves a repeated problem maybe thats the time to consider it.

    Answered on Aug 13 2010, Report content
  • It would be a good idea to draw up plans for a lovely big kitchen to show buyers the potential that is there. I feel a four bed family house is best with a larger kitchen, but if selling the house now it could mean that you lose money/don't recoup the costs of the project. But I am sure it would help make the house more appealing to families.

    Answered on Aug 13 2010, Report content
  • Large kitchen if you can afford to do it. A tiny kitchen in a 4 bed family home is a no no for most buyers. It will make the house easier to sell if you have a kitchen you can put a breakfast table in.

    Answered on Aug 19 2010, Report content
  • Ideally it would be nice to sell without having to fit out a new kitchen but I would imagine you have been advised to do the kitchen to get a better sale price. If you haven't then it it simply a numbers game. As for aesthetics then of course a kitchen should represent the size of the property. Good luck with your project.

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    Answered on Aug 24 2010, Report content
  • Definately a larger kitchen rather than small kitchen and small utility room. Even better if you can fit a table in it as this will show buyers they can eat in there. Good Luck with it all.

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    Answered on Aug 24 2010, Report content
  • BIG KITCHEN! 4 bed house with small kitchen is a sale killer. We took the wall down between our kitchen and dining room to make one big kitchen with table......much better now.........worth more too!

    Answered on Sep 9 2010, Report content

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