Kitchen Features That Will Boost Your Home's Resale Value

It's often said that kitchens and bathrooms help to sell a home, perhaps because new homebuyers know how much work goes into renovating these spaces, and they prefer that work be done before they buy a new home. If you're looking to renovate your kitchen but want to ensure you opt for choices that will appeal to a wide range of potential homebuyers when you're ready to put your home on the market, note a few ideas to discuss with your designer during your kitchen renovation.

Neutral colours

White is always a good choice for kitchen appliances and surfaces, as white typically denotes cleanliness, and it also helps to make a space brighter and seem larger. If you want some colour in your kitchen, you might choose white appliances and a white tile and backsplash for your renovation project and then paint the walls a different shade, being prepared to paint them white or a neutral colour when you're ready to sell your home.

Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are very durable and easy to clean, and they work with any style and decor. They also have a timeless feeling that doesn't go out of style, so they can be the right choice to appeal to potential homebuyers, even if you won't be putting your home on the market for several years.


Storage is often an issue even in larger kitchens, so anything you can do to add storage in your kitchen is likely to help it seem more appealing to homebuyers. Work with your designer to choose drawers and cabinets that have built-in separators for pots and pans and their lids and for smaller cans and seasoning envelopes. Look for ways to add storage along the walls, such as knocking back the drywall and building recessed shelving or adding shelving high up on the walls for storage that is accessible but not in the way.

Open design

Consider how your kitchen designer can open up the kitchen space, perhaps by removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room or family room, or at least removing the top cabinets along this wall, if there are plenty of other cabinets in the kitchen for a more open concept. This makes a kitchen seem larger and more accessible and allows parents to keep watch on their children more readily. This can appeal to potential homebuyers who have families or who like to entertain without being separated from their guests while in the kitchen.