The new year symbolises many things; most predominantly, it marks the time for change. Many of us choose this time to improve our homes, sometimes to sell and move. January has always been a popular time for moving home, which is why many of us take the time to make some changes to appeal to buyers. The bathroom and kitchen are often the first in line for renovations, as if done right, their improvements are guaranteed to increase home value.
That is why, in today’s blog, we’re looking into how both kitchen and bathroom renovations can increase your home’s value. We’ll be looking into the best ways to go about your kitchen and bathroom renovations, from working with the space you have to improve it to the importance of choosing modern and neutral colours.
Here at Roccia, we want the best for our customers, which we why we offer such incredible options to give you precisely what you’re looking for. Our tile, bathroom, and kitchen showroom in Preston and tile and bathroom showroom in Bolton boast an extensive list of luxury brands, so you’re sure to find what you need for your renovations with us.
Redesigning Your Layout
Firstly, as with every design project, it’s crucial to begin by evaluating the space you have. This means to look at your room and decide what works and what doesn’t work. When renovating a home to sell, don’t choose projects that benefit you personally. Although it’s tempting, it’s much better to appeal to the majority. For example, if you live alone and don’t need a lot of storage in your kitchen, you must consider families who may buy your home and who will need kitchen storage. One of the most popular kitchen layouts is a kitchen diner, and so if you don’t have the space and your budget allows, a great way to incorporate this layout is with a side-return extension – the perfect size for a dining table. A kitchen side-return extension could increase the value of your home by 15%.
Bathroom layouts are tricky to redesign, as they are often one of the smallest rooms in the home and each fixture requires plumbing – increasing the cost of the remodelling. For example, consider separating the two if you have a bath with an overhead shower. Besides this, the best way to renovate your bathroom is through modernisation.
Choose Modern and Neutral Colours
As mentioned, it’s essential to consider the broader appeal when renovating your kitchen or bathroom, and this is essential when it comes to the aesthetics of your chosen room. Choose modern and neutral colours such as greys and beige. These colours help create a blank slate for potential buyers, helping them imagine themselves living in the home. However, although bright and bold colours look great, they may not be to everyone’s taste, which could put some people off. Learn more about how to choose the perfect colour palette for your kitchen in our blog.
However, modernising doesn’t necessarily mean whitewashing and taking out period detailing. In fact, if you’re lucky enough to have some period features in your kitchen or bathroom, such as a stained-glass window or a Victorian fireplace – keep hold of them. These are incredibly valuable to many potential buyers. In addition, we have a fantastic range of Victorian wall tiles and Victorian floor tiles that would complement your period details beautifully. When used with plain colours throughout the rest of the bathroom or kitchen, these patterned natural stone effect tiles make a room appear surprisingly modern.
Important Areas to Focus on If You’re on a Budget
If you’re on a tight budget but still want to increase the value of your home, don’t worry, there are plenty of projects you can complete that won’t break the bank. For example, tiles are one of the most important features of a bathroom or kitchen and can completely transform a room without requiring you to spend too much. Even if it’s the only thing you do, modernising the bathroom tiles or kitchen tiles in your room can help to add up to 10% to your home’s value.
Additionally, improving the lighting in either room is a great way to transform the space. Regarding natural light, changing the blinds to let in more light is a great start. Artificial light is easy to change and doesn’t need to cost a lot. If you notice you have a dark area, a modern lamp makes a fantastic addition to the room.
It’s important to remember that although you want to upgrade and improve your space, you shouldn’t overspend as this defeats the objective. However, minor changes such as those mentioned above are guaranteed to make a difference and assist in increasing your home’s value.
How Roccia Can Help
As the UK’s largest tile, bath, and kitchen showroom, we have exactly what you need to renovate your home. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for within your budget in our extensive list of luxury kitchen brands. Additionally, if you can’t see what you have in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact our Roccia Design Team, who will guide you through your options. We offer a bespoke service so you can implement the kitchen or bathroom sure to increase the value of your home with Roccia bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles.