Whether you're planning selling up and want to get the best possible price for your property or if you just want to revamp your home as an investment for the future, when refurbishing your home the kitchen is a great place to start.
And whether you have plenty of cash to splash on home improvements or if you are working on a tight budget, any homeowner can take steps to maximise the value of their property by revamping their kitchen interior.
"A well-designed kitchen is worth the time, money and investment," says Alexi Sugden, founder of Egerton Designs
"[It] will greatly add value to your home so that when you come to move, the kitchen will always influence buyers and increase the speed of offers."
The first consideration should be how much space you have to work with and exactly what your practical requirements are for the room
"[You need to consider] how much space you have and whether the floor is all one level or more," Alexi adds. "How much time are you and your family likely to be spending in the kitchen? This will influence space planning and whether or not you will choose a table or an island, or neither."
However, the designer also urges us to think about the basics, as every well-fitted kitchen will require features and appliances such as cupboards, work surfaces, a dishwasher and washing machine, and these should all be in keeping with the overall tone and feel of the interior.
Even small details such as kitchen sink taps and door handles can make all the difference as they are cheap, simple ways to instantly revamp an interior.
However, if you're planning on putting your property on the market anytime soon, it's a good idea to stick to neutral features and appliances as this will help prospective buyers visualise their own belongings in a space and can help your home seem more attractive as a result.