The kitchen is going in
Sam Ferrington and I have started the second fix in our buy to sell project in Horsforth, Leeds. This is when all the “nice” things start to appear and the building site starts to look more like a home.
It seems pretty obvious, but with any buy to sell project it is really important to understand what a potential buyer is looking for so that the refurbishment can be specified accordingly. If the refurbishment is over specified then it will cost too much money. If it is under specified then the thing may not sell quickly or at the price required. Either way, getting it wrong significantly increases the chance of reducing the profitability of the project.
Sam and I knew that the most likely people in the market for a 3-bed semi in this part of Leeds would be a professional couple with (or thinking about starting) a young family. This understanding influenced everything we did. For example, we chose to build a downstairs WC and utility room because this would be super handy for a young family. We also chose to add an extension to create an open plan kitchen-diner as this would add a flexible space and make family living that much easier.
It’s great to see the place starting to take shape and even though there is still some way to go, we’re really pleased to see that the choice of kitchen, the open staircase, the internal oak doors and the décor are starting to give the place the light, contemporary feel that we wanted.
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9th February 2018