How Important is The Kitchen to Renters? Very Important!

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Thinking of renting your home? West Vancouver home owners have to ask themselves, “Is my kitchen tenant ready?” When we show any of our fabulous homes, the first room anyone wants to see is the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and where most families spend their time together. Whether your kitchen is small and charming or open and sophisticate-elegant, you make all your meals in this special place and in the process, forge unforgettable family memories. Since food plays an important role in our lives and everyone is becoming more and more health conscious, the kitchen is very important to all of us. West Vancouver rental homes, are no exception and as the home owner, a lot of thought should be placed on your upgrades and maintenance in your kitchen. Take a good hard look at the age and condition of your appliances in particular and ask yourself, are you happy with them? Because if your answer is no, why would your potential renters be?

Rental decisions almost always center around the state of the kitchen, as this room is the family nucleus. Any experienced West Vancouver Property Manager will tell you outright when inspecting your home, whether or not your kitchen needs upgrades or renovations, as they need to be honest with you, to best serve your interests and get you the most rent for your property. The state of your kitchen will affect the type of tenants you will attract and everyone is looking for those AAA tenants to live in their home. The thing we should all remember, is that renters always want a hygienic, well-maintained kitchen with a welcoming vibe. Since most upgrades and renovations can be costly just make certain to maximize the room’s use, whether home renters are brewing their coffee and making their toast or throwing a big party, the kitchen will always be the most important room in the home.

Today’s modern kitchens are all about lighting. Skylights are becoming a staple in most kitchens and the more natural light the better. Stainless steel appliances are still very popular but you must take care of them and use the right cleaning products to make them look shiny and new. You can update your tired looking kitchen with a few minor upgrades or go crazy and redo the entire room. Fresh paint works wonders and new kitchen counters and cabinets can change your room in an instant. Flip through some home magazines or the newest Ikea catalogue for great kitchen ideas. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to update the kitchen and how much fun you’ll have doing it.

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