At the heart of every home, is the kitchen. In our modern-day lives, it has become more than just a space to prepare food.

Nowadays, the kitchen is a versatile hub for entertaining guests, overseeing school homework, hosting zoom meetings or simply enjoying your morning ritual.

With so much time spent in the kitchen, it’s easy to see why modern designs are focussed on creating open, functional and calming spaces.

While a complete kitchen renovation can be costly, there are some simple ways you can add value without breaking the bank.

The following are the areas of the kitchen we would focus on upgrading, so you can enhance the centre of your home and add value to your property.

Refresh Cabinets

Throughout Toowong and Indooroopilly, we have seen our share of retro kitchens. While they hold a sense of nostalgia, the existing cabinetry can be refreshed to modernise the look.

Sanding back and painting the cabinets in a light, neutral colour will rejuvenate dated cabinetry without the expense of replacing them. We often consider refreshing the kitchen cabinets before putting a home on the market for sale.

Toowong real estate tips how to add value to your kitchen - 8 Exmouth Street, Toowong

8 Exmouth St, Toowong | Sold $1,105,000

Alternatively, embrace the original style and modernise the design with contemporary colours just like this country-style kitchen in Kenmore.

Country style kitchen at 70 Marshall Lane, Kenmore

70 Marshall Ln, Kenmore | Sold $610,000

Update Fixtures

With the cabinetry looking fresh, another inexpensive way to add value to your kitchen is to update the handles and tapware.

They may seem insignificant, but these touches can make a big impact on your kitchen’s appearance and style.

In 2020, brass and matt black tapware, as well as oversized drawer handles are on-trend, just like at 40 Orchard Street, Toowong.

Matt black, oversized cabinet handles at 40 Orchard St, Toowong

40 Orchard St, Toowong | Leased $805 per week

Personalise Your Splashback

Add a touch of personality to your kitchen by creating a striking splashback. This area of the kitchen is where you can be a bit bolder with colour, shape or texture.

We have seen some great examples of splashbacks recently, such as the herringbone tiles at 54 Essex Street, Mitchelton or the zellige Moroccan tiles at 165 Frederick Street, Toowong.

Moroccan tiles and window splashback at 165 Frederick Street, Toowong

165 Frederick St, Toowong | Sold $940,000

If you really want to make a statement piece, replace the splashback with a window to flood the kitchen with natural light and capture a beautiful outlook.

Window splashback at 65 Broseley Road, Toowong

65 Broseley Rd, Toowong | Sold $1,400,000

Replace Benchtops

Review the condition of the kitchen bench and if necessary, consider replacing the benchtop. This is a cost-effective way of instantly increasing the appeal of your kitchen.

At 102 Broseley Road, Toowong, we worked with an industry expert to arrange the replacement of the benchtops before the home was put on the market for sale.

Replaced benchtop at 102 Broseley Road, Toowong

102 Broseley Rd, Toowong | Sold $825,000

Change Lighting

One of the easiest ways of adding value to a kitchen is simply by changing the lighting. Pendant lighting above an island bench or breakfast bar creates a contemporary feel with minimal outlay.

Updated lighting at 11 Vera Street, Toowong

11 Vera Street, Toowong | Under Contract

Are you looking for ways to add value to your home?

With many years of experience helping our clients, we can offer practical advice if you’re looking for ways to increase the value of your home.

We have access to tried and trusted tradespeople to make it as easy as possible.

Feel free to call Byrony on 0412 132 480 should you require some help.

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