Just in case you were wondering, it’s now official: the kitchen is the #1 choice for renovating if you’re planning to sell your property. But then, with the multitude of cooking shows on TV you may have already guessed that.
The Real Estate Buyers Association of Australia has just released the results of its survey on buyers’ wish lists. Top of the list was open plan kitchens/living areas, so that people can chat to family and friends whilst cooking; the second wish was a walk-in/butler’s pantry.
Eating at Home
Here’s another interesting statistic; 74% of Australians are now preparing five of their seven weekly dinners at home. That’s right, we’re eating in more than going out. So even if you’re not planning to sell your home, you may well be considering kitchen renovations in Noosa.
This is a striking change from a decade ago, when architects were replacing full kitchens with kitchenettes, because more people were eating out. We’ve come full circle and the full-sized, fully equipped home kitchen is back.
Again, this is largely due to the massive growth of cooking shows on TV, as well as an increasing desire to eat more healthily. Cooking and eating at home is also seen as valuable ‘together time’ for families.
Kitchen Renovations in Noosa
With continual improvements in cooking appliances and time-saving gadgets, home cooking has gone from being a chore to an enjoyable pastime. And this has seen a growing demand for custom kitchen renovations.
Very often when we buy a home we have to make compromises; perhaps the aspect isn’t quite right, or the kitchen is too small. There may not be enough storage or outdoor entertaining space, but the property is still highly desirable. The great thing is that it’s now easier and more affordable than ever before to make these changes.
In the past custom cabinetry was considered a luxury, especially with the influx of cheap flat pack kitchens from overseas. Over time, however, homeowners have realised that you get what you pay for! That flat pack kitchen may appear to be a great deal until you have to cut it down to fit your space. As veneers lift and corners start to chip, that ‘cheap’ kitchen starts to look, well, cheap!
The Whole Kit and Caboodle
When you invest in custom kitchen renovations in Noosa, however, they’re built to last so over time, they are not only made to measure but also better value.
Many homeowners don’t realise that one of the best custom cabinetry companies is based right here on the Sunshine Coast. Lookcabinets AU at Yandina are masters of their craft, offering amazing designs at very realistic prices. They are also agents for Kleenmaid, so you can get the whole kit and caboodle in one place.
Not sure what you like? No problem, as Look Cabinets has an excellent showroom where you can really appreciate the look and feel of their creations. And if you need help with design or colours, that’s available, too.
Seriously, if you’re looking to add real value to your property, or create your dream kitchen, this is the place to start.