House and Home Design - Realestate Passion
What room will sell a house and why? Three out of three Brisbane agents said the kitchen was the biggest selling point, but a full renovation was not always needed to secure a buyer.
ALEX JORDAN — MCGRATH PADDINGTON — 30 Ruskin St Taringa
“The kitchen is where most families gravitate to. And when it comes to selling, it is often the most important room in the house for buyers. It is important to have an impressive kitchen if you can but in terms of investment, the focus should be on the facades, the gardens, the first impression, internal painting and property styling. Those are the elements to focus on if you don’t have the budget for an expensive kitchen renovation.
JASON ADCOCK — ADCOCK PRESTIGE — 36 Morley St Chelmer
“It is the hub of the house and in most homes these days, the kitchen is an integral part of the whole open-plan family room setting. There is a big push to have everything from stone or marble benchtops to top-of-the-line appliances, butlers pantries. The days of the kitchen being closed off a long gone. When it comes to selling, I tell sellers that cleaniless is everything. Get in some qualified cleaners, paint. Put your money into new carpet and making the gardens look spectacular, and don’t forget styling”.
LEIGH KORTLANG — RAY WHITE ASCOT — 36 Mein St, Hendra
Kitchens are generally open-plan, light and bright and nowadays everyone focuses on the kitchen. They combine it with outdoor areas, it is often overlooking the pool or garden. These days they are often the most fun room in the house. If a seller had a budget to renovate, my advice would be to do the benchtops because that can give the space a big lift.