SHOULD I REPLACE MY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM BEFORE I PUT MY PROPERTY ON THE MARKET?

Given that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms – and can easily look the most dated – it may seem obvious to tackle these first, replacing them if they are looking tired or old-fashioned.

But even if you go for fairly basic designs, replacing the kitchen and bathroom can still cost a lot of money. Adding a lick of paint to other rooms is more straightforward and can make a big difference but the kitchen and bathroom usually require greater investment.

It will also take time to source new units and appliances, then find a builder or tradesman to do the work – time during which your property could have been on the market. The question is whether you will make that money b

MailOnline’s Property expert Myra Butterworth replies: Buyers are often accused of lacking imagination, preferring a ‘done up’ home that they can move straight into over one that needs improving.

Given that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms – and can easily look the most dated – it may seem obvious to tackle these first, replacing them if they are looking tired or old-fashioned.

But even if you go for fairly basic designs, replacing the kitchen and bathroom can still cost a lot of money. Adding a lick of paint to other rooms is more straightforward and can make a big difference but the kitchen and bathroom usually require greater investment.

It will also take time to source new units and appliances, then find a builder or tradesman to do the work – time during which your property could have been on the market. The question is whether you will make that money back when you sell your home, and whether its worth the hassle.

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