Classic kitchens 'have many benefits' ★★★★★
The benefits of choosing a classic look for your new kitchen are numerous, according to one interior design expert.
In November's issue of Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Ruth Bell said traditional kitchens made from natural coloured woods appeal to our "inner nostalgia".
But aside from this, they can be easily updated with a fresh lick of paint.
They also withstand changing trends, since they never go out of fashion, meaning a classic kitchen will be a truly long-term investment.
Furthermore, they are more likely to appeal to potential buyers when homeowners come to sell their properties.
"It's unlikely to alienate buyers, or, perhaps more crucially, renters," Ms Bell explained.
"New owners may very well rip out a kitchen when they move in, but it's an expensive undertaking.
"If they can easily live with the perfectly serviceable, as well as classically stylish, existing one, this could help make the sale and even add value to it," she added.
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