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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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46 REAL ESTATE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 REALESTATE.COM.AU NTNE01Z01RE - V1 TERRITORY BUILDERS KITCHENS sell houses, but understanding which features and fittings buyers really want can be the difference between overcapitalising and getting a great price. Graeme Metcalf, from Dan Kitchens in Sydney, said homeowners looking to update their kitchen should focus on four key areas. Metcalf said butlers pantries, appliance choice, cabinet height and benchtop surface selection were all elements people looked at when buying a home. So it doesnt hurt to invest now for a potential pay-off in the future when you decide to sell. 1. Butlers pantries A butlers pantry or scullery can cost almost the same as the kitchen itself and take up valuable floor space, Mr Metcalf said. Its something youd only consider in a large home, and is usually only achievable in new homes but they are certainly not a fad. There is a steady adoption of open-plan living and entertaining in this country, so having a scullery means you can hide all the messy stuff, while keeping your kitchen pristine. 2. Appliance size matters Choosing premium brand appliances is somewhat important, but most people are not familiar with kitchen brands, as they only tend to research them on average once every decade, Mr Metcalf said. What is more important is the types of appliances you choose. For instance, a 60cm freestanding oven is considered old-fashioned, but if you design your kitchen around a 90cm freestanding oven, it is universally more appealing and practical. 3. Cupboard height is vital Storage in a kitchen is vital and theres an easy way to get it, Mr Metcalf said. Most people dont realise that kitchens can be built to whatever height you desire and not just a standard 2140mm high, he said. Not only do you provide more storage (with taller cupboards), but its one of the most visual differences between a budget kitchen and a highend kitchen. 4. Go natural on benchtops Natural stones such as Calacatta, Statuario and Carrara are incredibly popular for benchtops, but are often out-of-reach from a cost standpoint and can be extremely hard to look after, Mr Metcalf said New to the market are a range of natural-looking engineered stone materials that are cheaper and significantly more robust than the products they imitate. Consider using the same material for the splashback. This white stone bench doubles as a work and dining area in the well-appointed kitchen. Bench surface is an important consideration in a kitchen Add value to your kitchen A butlers pantry is often one of the elements people look for in their ideal kitchen ERIN DELAHUNTY REALESTATE.COM.AU UNITS FOR SALE 5, 9, 1 1 & 12 /22 CORONATION DR STUART PARK Four s tunn ing un i t s - one- two or th ree bedrooms All units are currently leased. For inspections/info Contact: T: 8947 0833 / 0417 894 867 E: sales@sanindustries.com.au U5/ 3 Bed $690,000 U9/ 2 Bed $580,000 U11/1 Bed $490,000 U12 /3 Bed $850,000 Boutique, modern complex of only twelve apartments only two per floor. Total privacy! Fantastically located on the fringe of Darwin CBD Superb buying, excess developer stock, a smart investment or perfect home for families and couples alike Large open plan living and spacious bedrooms. Sleek and stylish kitchen with stone bench tops Luxury surroundings with state-of-the-art fittings and fixtures throughout plus quality European appliances-Enormous open plan living and dining area *Tiled and airconditioned throughout living areas Master bedroom with walk in robe Great modern complex, complete with pool, secure covered parking, lift and opposite shops and public transport. An opportunity not to be missed! Either invest or live in - you cannot go wrong. Take your pick! 6 Beresford Rd, Yarrawonga NT 0830 overlanderhomes.com.au CALL MARK SEELIGER TODAY ON 0417 303 025 P: 8932 6613 | E: sales@overlanderhomes.com.au With over 20 years experience building homes for Darwin families. Choose Overlander Homes and relax. OPEN HOME IN ZUCCOLI SAT & SUN 11AM4PM ZUCCOLI PDE B L O O D W O O D S T B A N K S IA S T WINDMILL ST