One reason why many people renovate their kitchen is to increase the value of their home. Even if you’re not planning on selling your house anytime soon, renovating your kitchen is a big investment and you want to get the most out of your time. The problem is, knowing what to do to increase the value of your home without going overboard.

When it comes to cabinets you should definitely go for quality rather than quantity. If you have lots of cabinets, you pay more money. But when potential buyers are looking at your house they will be looking for the quality of the kitchen and features such as soft close drawers and doors and custom made cabinetry. Readymade kitchen cabinets can look ill-fitted which doesn’t appeal to potential buyers. Internal fit outs such as pull out pantry and bins are great ideas, but can be expensive and don’t always reap rewards.

When styling your kitchen, it is easy to stick to your specific tastes. What you are better off doing is styling it to suit many people. In Australia, this generally means keeping the kitchen bright, light and open. Lighter colours make the space look bigger and more open, white is a great colour for this reason. Whilst some people think white is boring, remember you can add colour through artworks, vases, and other accessories which can easily be packed away and changed when it comes time to sell your house. White kitchens are also timeless, which is good for you if you’re not selling right away, and good for potential buyers if they are concerned about re-sale value.

As mentioned before, the trend in Australia is open planned kitchens, this means combining the kitchen, living and dining spaces into one large area. You should consider this when deciding on the layout of your kitchen. If you are able to combine these areas into one room, do it! This turns the kitchen from a place to cook, to a place where the whole family can get involved and chat while the cooking is being done. If you have room, a kitchen island is a great idea because it can contain extra storage and can have bar stools along one side to create a breakfast bar.

When renovating your kitchen remember to create a timeless kitchen that will appeal to most people. Without overspending, make sure your kitchen is simple, beautiful, practical and as spacious as possible, and make sure to use quality materials to last.

Here at Harrington Kitchens, our experienced staff can help you create a beautiful kitchen while sticking to your budget.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.