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The Heart of a Happy Home – The KitchenHere's a question for you: What do I have in common with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver?Well like those culinary Kings and Queens I love spending time in the kitchen.Sadly though, that's where the connection ends as I'm not a great cook!During the 20 years I've been an estate agent I've seen plenty of prospective buyers fall head over heels with a home after laying eyes on a well-designed, stylish kitchen.If a kitchen has the wow factor buyers often get struck down with the 'we want it now factor'.Think about it though for a minute. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, especially if it is spacious enough to include a breakfast /dining area.I know my family does.It's often where we start the day, where families socialise and of course it's a great spot to hang out at a party. It's been said that life is often created in bedrooms but lived out in kitchens.We're often asked by vendors what's the most important room from a buyer's perspective. In my experience I'd have to say it's usually the kitchen.If you are going to spend money getting your home ready to market think carefully about how your kitchen looks, feels and if it needs upgrading.Thanks for reading.BenGot a property question you want an honest, expert and no nonsense answer to? Call me on 020 8699 5139 or email: ben@benjamin-matthews.co.uk, What do I have in common with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver?