Will Installing A Double Wall Oven Increase A Home's Value?
A rising kitchen design trend these days is to eschew the traditional stove appliance and build a double oven into the wall and placed a stovetop on a kitchen island or counter. Not only does this give the kitchen a modern, updated look but it can improve the flow and functionality of the space. However, this type of setup is not for every home. Here are two things that will impact whether upgrading your kitchen this way will increase your home's value and attractiveness to buyers.
Is There Enough Kitchen Space?
The first thing you need to consider is whether there is enough room in the kitchen to accommodate the divided cooking space. You're essentially taking apart a single stove and placing the components in two different areas of the kitchen. This may not be a big deal in a large kitchen where there is still plenty of counter and cabinet space available. In smaller kitchens, though, you may be sacrificing storage and work area to implement this design, two things future buyers may prefer.
Take a close look at your kitchen and consider where you would put the double oven and stovetop. If placing the items results in a loss of usable space that can't be compensated for in other areas of the kitchen, it may be better to invest in an updated stove with a split oven instead to add the functionality of a double oven many buyers are looking for.
Who's the Target Market?
Another thing to consider is the type of buyers in your area and who your home is likely to accommodate. A double wall oven may be more attractive to families who cook at home frequently or even people with mobility issues that make it difficult for them to bend over comfortably. On the other hand, a single person who eats out a lot may not have any use for this type of kitchen setup; thus, he or she wouldn't find this type of upgrade valuable enough to pay for it.
You can learn a lot about the buyers in your area by consulting with a knowledgeable real estate agent. The agent can tell you who's out shopping for homes and kinds of things they're looking for. The info you receive from the agent can be invaluable in determining whether you should invest the money on updating your various parts of your home or if it's better to save your money and sell the property as it is.
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