Pandemic-era home buyers are more willing to pay a premium for high-end kitchen appliances and features, says Forbes. As the holiday season inches closer, more amenities can increase a kitchen’s functionality and even boost the sale value of a home. Design elements like steam ovens, butcher blocks, and smart appliances can make holiday cooking a breeze and can also increase home value up to almost 5%.
Kitchens are put through the ultimate stress test on Thanksgiving, with every appliance and inch of countertop space pushed to the limit. However, certain kitchen features are not only better equipped to handle the pressures of entertaining a crowd, they could increase a home’s sale price when it comes time to move.
“The kitchen has long been the heart of the home and it’s become even more important this past year,” says Amanda Pendleton, Zillow’s home trends expert. “As a result, pandemic-era home buyers appear willing to pay a premium for high-end kitchen amenities. Homeowners who plan to put their home on the market would be wise to flaunt these features if they’ve got them. But resale aside, these value-boosting features also increase a kitchen’s functionality, especially during the holidays.”
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