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Posted: March 15, 2012

Experts reveal how to add value to the kitchen

Two home experts have shared some top tips in order to help brighten up and add value to the kitchen.

When selling a home, the kitchen is the room which can make or break a sale and consequently should “live up to its potential”, so says Handyman Connection, the biggest network of remodelling and home repair contractors in the USA.

In order to make the kitchen a great selling point, Handyman Connection revealed via Market Watch that home-owners should play to its strengths. Painting small kitchens in light colours can give an impression of space, whereas large kitchens which serve as gathering places should feature a warm colour scheme to promote sociability.

Adding tiles to the walls can breathe colour and creativity into the room, the expert also advised; while replacing cabinet doors can easily modernise a kitchen. Installing new handles can inexpensively give draws and cabinets “a brand new feel”.

Fellow home expert Roger Hazard also urged home-owners not to ignore the windows. Speaking to statesman.com, Hazard highlighted the importance of effective window dressing, such as blinds, drapery or window shutters, in adding style and value.

“Customer window treatments can add value to your home especially if the treatments are neutral or high-end like plantation shutters,” he explained.

“This is important because a home buyer knows that outfitting every window in a house can be costly.”

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