In today’s ultra-competitive housing market, renovating your home to sell is essential regardless of whether you have immediate plans to sell or are thinking of the future. One of the best ways to do this is with a kitchen renovation. Kitchen renovations can range from £10,000 to £30,000 and more, depending on the scale of the work, the size of the kitchen and the style of cabinetry and appliances you install. However, homes with well-thought-out and designed kitchens can see their value increase by 10% once they sell. Suppose you are thinking of having a kitchen renovation. In that case, these tips can help you add some wow factor to give you a great space to enjoy and increase the value of your home.

Wow Factor to a Kitchen Renovation

Open up the kitchen for indoor-outdoor living.

A popular feature of a new kitchen renovation is to include indoor-outdoor living. This simply means you can open your kitchen up to allow for your outdoor space to flow into your home and increase the space you have. Choosing bifold doors from or sliding doors can allow you to open up the back of your home into your garden. From here, your kitchen will be increased onto your patio or decking if you have it installed or simply into the garden. Suppose you choose to renovate your garden simultaneously to accommodate this seamlessly. In that case, you can further increase the value of your home by up to 20%.

Add a feature wall

If you want to add some wow factor to your kitchen, why not add a feature wall? You can use a feature wall to highlight your favourite colours, textures or materials. You can also use it to add an exciting accent such as artwork, a hanging cabinet or a built-in storage piece. When choosing a feature wall, remember that the colour needs to be balanced with the rest of the kitchen. You also want to consider the amount of light that falls on the wall and whether the wall is load-bearing. If you use a bold colour for your feature wall, it is best to use a lighter colour for the rest of the kitchen. This will avoid you overpowering the space with colour and making it darker overall.

Choose high-end fittings

One of the easiest ways to add value to your home is through high-end fixtures and fittings. Think door handles, light fittings, switch plates etc. For example, a high-end tap can cost around £100 but adding a hot water tap can be upwards of £500.

Choosing high-end fixtures ensures your kitchen will stand out from other properties and make it the most valuable on the market.

Add lighting to cabinets and drawers.

Another easy way to add value to your kitchen is with lighting. You can add lights to the inside cabinets and drawers for added functionality and style. There are various lighting options, such as LED strips, lights that you can program or remote-controlled lights. However, automatic or sensor lights will work best for inside cupboards and drawers to come on when opened. Lighting under cabinets can illuminate countertops and help you to increase light in an otherwise dark space.

Utilise technology and automation

While undertaking renovation work, now is the ideal time to consider adding smart technology and automation. For example, you can automate your coffee machine to pour the perfect cup at 7 am when your alarm goes off. You can install automatic lighting that comes on as someone enters or leaves the kitchen. You can also upgrade appliances to work with the top home automation systems, allowing for easier use and more control and flexibility.


A kitchen renovation is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Whether you are planning to renovate, sell, or want to upgrade your kitchen, there are several ways to add the wow factor. With the tips above, you are sure to create a kitchen that will stand out from the rest. 

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