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PROPERTY
I want to add
value to my house
by JANE HASLAM,
DIRECTOR
Paul Haslam Limited
What should I do?
Selling your house can be a stressful event and needs to be aesthetically pleasing – whether it’s
buying a new property which ticks all the right sleek and contemporary or classicly traditional –
boxes may prove a demanding search. Sometimes unfitted and quirky or balanced and symmetrical. It
it’s easier to stay put and make improvements to also needs to be hugely practical – not all kitchen
the existing home, avoiding the hassle and extra spaces are perfect rectangles or squares and to
expenses incurred with moving house. create the best working environment out of the
space available requires experience and the ability
Adding new fitted furniture to your home achieves to make cabinetry in any size – a bespoke company
several objectives. Bespoke cabinetry in particular will have the advantage of tailoring the design to
will make the most practical use of each living suit specific needs.
space whether it’s a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom,
study or the playroom. The benefits of having Appliances have also evolved to become included
made to measure storage in each room will enable in the visual impact of the design – many
you to hopefully lead a more organised and stress traditional kitchens are centred around a range
free life and will gain add -on value to the cooker and canopy hood or mantle – similarly the
potential selling price of your home. contemporary look is more linear with sleek
stainless steel cookers, hobs and American
The advent of the kitchen as a living space – as fridge/freezers. Fitting integrated appliances
opposed to the Victorian identity of a small dark behind matching panel doors creates a calm,
pantry at the back of the house - has made the uncluttered feel. If you are fortunate enough to
functionality of the kitchen advance to another have a separate utility room, it’s great to be able to
level. It has become the meeting place for family at hide away the laundry units - but it’s also possible
each end of the day, and for friends who drop in for to hide washing machines and condenser tumble
a morning coffee break or an informal supper. The dryers behind furniture doors in the main kitchen
first impressions of such a room are made and area. Beyond the normal range of products for the
stored immediately and in turn reflect the kitchen are the newly developed appliances eg
personality of the home and its occupants - be it dual-temperature wine fridge, ice-maker, steam
homely and comfortable or trendy with wow factor. oven and pull-out dishdrawers and the technology
is constantly being updated to make the products
Thinking about writing this article made me more eco-friendly, quieter and quicker. Worktops in
evaluate the role of the modern kitchen and how it granite, solid wood, corian, stainless steel and other
is expected to perform. A new living kitchen space composite products are an important choice for
will work for you and your family on a daily basis practical use as well as good looks and long term
– it’s value as a room in any house is almost use. Finishing details e.g cabinet handles , paint
priceless! Today’s busy lifestyle requires any new finishes and soft furnishings will add individual
kitchen to be welcoming, user friendly, stylish, touches to the room and underwrite your family
multi-functional and agreeable to all age groups – life and personal style.
whatever the size of the room. Tasks such as food
preservation, and preparation ( maybe 3 or 4 times To sum up - when a new bespoke kitchen is fitted
a day) gadget and utensil storage, seating, dining, into your home it will generate a considerable
home entertainment and mini office facilities may increase on to the overall value of the property – it
need to be part of the ‘kitchen’ package. will also give you the added bonus of improved
functionality and pleasure in your daily life – an
A working kitchen as the hub of the family home immeasurable investment.
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