Originally Posted by mauraf
Please move if this isn’t the right place for this question.
We are considering moving house in the coming year(s)....our current kitchen and bathroom are functional, but maybe slightly outdated(10 years old)....would it be worth upgrading both before we sell up?
Just wondering how much extra value would be attributed to a more modern cleaner looking finish.
Thanks in advance
I would say no it won’t add value eps if the current ones are functional but just outdated. So I wouldn’t put in the money. When I’m looking at houses to buy I know I’m going to put in new bathrooms regardless of how new it is.
Everyone will have different tastes and may want to change slightly the layout of a kitchen so they may remove the kitchen in future anyway. I’ve seen older kitchens and thought a lick of paint on them would buy me time until I want to put in my own kitchen.
I’ve also seen new kitchens in a house but not my style at all so I would plan on removing and have thought it’s a shame to have to do so.
I’ve seen older mahogany style kitchens that were the range 10 - 15 years looking like they have been recently repainted for sale which could be a cheaper option. And carpet upgraded.
I think a new coat of paint in the rooms and outside of house together would be a better use of time and money.