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Would you replace this kitchen?

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Pleasebeafleabite Mon 12-Feb-18 16:52:23

Was watching Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb last night and to my surprise horror saw the same kitchen as mine featuring as needing to be replaced so the house in question would sell

I didn't think my kitchen was that bad, a bit tired maybe and I never really liked the tiles much

I would like to sell my house in about 3-4 years once my dc would be leaving home and thought that I might replace at that time (possibly just the door fronts and worktop/tiles)

I am wondering whether I should do this now so that I can enjoy the new kitchen or whether I should wait so that the kitchen I choose is more modern at the time and probably in better condition

Would be grateful for any opinions on my current kitchen (is it that bad?) and also whether you would look at updating now or in the future

Singlikemiranda Mon 12-Feb-18 16:53:48

Not a chance would I replace it, it looks brand new!

LilaBlue Mon 12-Feb-18 16:56:22

It looks a bit dated imo but it's in v good condition.

If you want to enjoy a new kitchen I would replace it 18 months before you sell.

G1ggleloop Mon 12-Feb-18 16:59:06

It's not to my taste and I think a bit dated but it wouldn't put me off buying a house if I liked the rest of it. I'd look and say that we needed to replace it at some point but it's not a top priority. Certainly livable for a good while.

dontforgetto Mon 12-Feb-18 16:59:31

I do think it looks quite dated, like a kitchen from the early 2000s. It's that laminate birch/beech look, combined with the dark laminate worktops.

I think if I were you I'd replace with an Ikea kitchen in a year or two. You get the benefit of enjoying it then for a short time, but it will still look quite new when you come to sell.

Abra1de Mon 12-Feb-18 17:00:10

Mine is very similar and about 16 years old. We are going to have cupboard doors painted and some new ones put in and perhaps take off some wall units and replace the ovens and job when we extend.

The cupboard doors are solid oak and too good to discard.the carcasses are still in good condition too. They were from John Lewis.

Oblomov18 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:00:29

I don't think it's that dated. So, clearly, what do I know?!

Movingonuppppp Mon 12-Feb-18 17:06:32

I think it’s totally fine I would never put a new kitchen in to sell a house (unless I was a property developer) I don’t think you’d ever get the money back. Your kitchen looks clean and nice as it is.

Bluntness100 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:10:00

I'd replace the work tops if I'm honest and if I had the money, I'd get some nice stone in instead. Granite, or corian etc. It will change the look of the whole thing and make it look more expensive and modern.

DrCoconut Mon 12-Feb-18 17:11:02

Mine was installed in 1987. Now that does need replacing when I can afford it. Yours looks new, it would be a selling point to me.

Yvest Mon 12-Feb-18 17:11:41

It is a bit dated but it’s clean, functional and useable and would not put me off buying. I would be more than happy to live with it until I could put my own new one in. I wouldn’t spend a penny on a new one as it’s unlikely to be to a buyers taste.

SorryNotSorry Mon 12-Feb-18 17:12:02

Amanda Lamb has to justify her salary by getting people to change perfectly reasonable rooms.
No one is going to not buy your house over a kitchen that might be a little dated but they won't want to pay extra for your new kitchen if it is not to their taste.

LittleFeileFooFoo Mon 12-Feb-18 17:13:27

I like it, but I'd redo the back tiles. Not a fan of black. And i would do it sooner so you can enjoy it. I hate nothing more than an update i don't get to enjoy.

MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Feb-18 17:16:04

it looks immaculate. Many buyers replace the kitchen even if a new one has been put in before selling.

OscarandLucinda Mon 12-Feb-18 17:17:49

I think it looks quite new, nothing wrong with it and certainly wouldn’t put me off.

I agree that a cheap update could be to simply change the splashback tiles for something lighter - we did this and it made a huge difference, costing only £400 in total with the tiles.

CountFosco Mon 12-Feb-18 17:18:06

We're house hunting at the moment. That's a perfect kitchen, modern enough that you can happily move in and use it for a few more years but old enough that you won't feel guilty about changing it when you're ready.

UnimaginativeUsername Mon 12-Feb-18 17:19:23

It would probably cost you more to replace it than you’d increase your selling price by. Often buyers will want to replace the kitchen themselves anyway.

BarrysnotLyons Mon 12-Feb-18 17:25:17

I would def not replace it if you are thinking of selling. Sold a house a few years ago with a similar kitchen. No issues selling it.

TheDishRanAwayWithTheSpoon Mon 12-Feb-18 17:27:46

It's fine! It's clean and tidy and it definitely wouldnt put me off buying, I don't think it's dated, it's not the most modern but if it was perfectly up to date it would nt be to everyone s taste anyway, I never love a kitchen in a new house and I don't think you'd get back what you put in if you replaced it.

userofthiswebsite Mon 12-Feb-18 17:30:49

The tiles and colour of the worktop are a bit dark for my liking but it doesn't scream dated to me.

But, I guess the 'look' these days is pretty much all about white gloss in kitchens from what I've seen in adverts for new builds?

Am I right people?

butterfly990 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:31:14

Just change the worktop and tiles.

popsugar Mon 12-Feb-18 17:33:45

I would happily by a house with this kitchen so if your not staying I wouldn't bother changing it!

I think it's clean, good condition and easy enough to update even on a tight budget if need be

FeedtheTree Mon 12-Feb-18 17:35:07

No, definitely not. That kitchen isn't to my taste particularly but it's not ugly and look in good condition. If I were moving in, I wouldn't hurry to change it and definitely wouldn't remodel it just to sell a house. Might paint the cupboards. But that's individual preference.

Iloveacurry Mon 12-Feb-18 17:39:19

No it looks nice. A kitchen like that wouldn’t put me off buying the house. My old kitchen was much much worse, and we lived with it for 3 years before we replaced it.

sausagedogsmakechipolatas Mon 12-Feb-18 17:42:00

No - it looks clean and in good condition. Wouldn’t put me off buying although it isn’t something I’d choose so I’d factor in replacement within a year or so of moving in.

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