Selling your kitchen online can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to cause any real inconvenience if you’re well prepared.
We’ve broken the process down to the five scariest steps, so you can sell a kitchen online without worrying about stepping into the unknown.
Follow our expert advice for a smooth kitchen sale.
1. Dismantling your kitchen
Getting a kitchen taken apart with care and removed from your house is not an easy task.
While you can do it yourself, this adds unnecessary stress to the whole task of selling your kitchen.
If anything breaks, you have immediately voided your sale, and may not be able to continue with it. At the very least, you’d need to knock your price down to accommodate the breakages.
When you sell your kitchen through The Kitchen Exchange, we have a team of experts on hand who will dismantle and remove your kitchen quickly, easily and with minimal disruption.
2. Pricing Your Kitchen
Your kitchen may originally have cost you a great deal of money, but of course you can’t sell it for the same amount you bought it for.
Bearing in mind that your kitchen is going to be secondhand, you should price it reasonably. Also, take into account any damage, wear and tear and modifications to the original kitchen.
If you’re selling it at a price you think you’d be happy to buy it for, you’re on the right lines.
3. Taking proper pictures
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take lovely photos of your kitchen, and you don’t need professional equipment.
Get the best phone camera you have access to, make sure your kitchen is clean and tidy, and lower blinds or close curtains to make sure it’s not made to look darker in contrast to the light outside.
Get photos that show your kitchen from different angles, and add some pleasing touches like a vase of flowers to make it look fresh and appealing.
4. Delivering Your Kitchen in Time
When you sell your kitchen, you’re entering into a contract to have it delivered in good condition but also in good time.
No family wants to be without a kitchen for longer than necessary, so any hold-ups at your end could cause friction and maybe even threaten the sale.
If you’re not confident you can manage this yourself in time, a service like ours can step in and do the work so you can meet the agreed dates.
5. Surviving Without a Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and it works hard for you every day.
Surviving without a kitchen for any length of time can seem almost impossible, but in fact you can survive for a short time while you swap one kitchen for another.
If it’s more than a day or two, you simply need to make sure you have the sort of food and drink available that you can have without an oven.
A microwave, kettle, toaster and access to water are really all you need to see yourself through any time spent without a kitchen, so make sure you stock up on bread and noodles and you’ll be fine.If you use our service to both buy and sell your kitchen, you can arrange moving out the old and moving into the new so that you minimise your time without a kitchen. Our team are reliable and will stick to the delivery dates so you know exactly how long you’re going to be without a kitchen.