Why Kitchens Sell Homes

kitchen glass mosaicHave you ever noticed when selling a home that as soon as you walk into the kitchen eyes light up? That is, if the kitchen has a certain kind of appeal.

Real estate agents like to say the kitchens and bathrooms are what sell homes. The fact is, they are so right. But why?

People spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you think about it, it’s one of the most intimate rooms in the house. This is where the family meals are prepared and where the meals for guests are prepared. The woman of the house, or the chief cook for the family, will spend a lot of time in this room. It should look nice and feel comfortable.

Some of the features that help kitchens sell homes include:

  • Kitchen size and maneuver room
  • Cabinet space
  • Countertops
  • Floor tiles and backsplashes
  • Islands
  • Overall design and floor layouts
  • Colors, textures, and styles

People love their kitchens. If you want to sell your house and you feel like your home needs a little renovation or some love before you put it on the market, your best bet is to put that investment into the kitchen first and the bathroom second.

If your house is going to sell, the kitchen will be the primary room that sells it.