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The kitchen is the most important room

The kitchen is the most important room - Credit: Ridgewater

Your kitchen is the most valuable room in the house.  
It is often top of the list for most buyers and can make all the difference, so consider refacing the kitchen door fronts and a lick of paint here and there can provide the wow factor. 
Upgrading kitchen worktops to granite or wood is expensive, but can add serious value, and also consider replacing tired flooring. 
Making the place feel light and airy also makes rooms feel bigger, and particularly welcoming in those darker winter months. 
Mirrors can make rooms appear larger, clean your windows inside and out for that extra light, use white light LED bulbs in dim rooms, place lamps in dark corners and put on the bedside lamp for a warm glow. 
Remember the little details, so if you have card meters for the electric, make sure there is enough credit on the meter, especially if the property is not in use.