Real estate agents say that kitchens are often the deciding factor in any home sale. The idea makes sense because any family is likely to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and the size and utility that a kitchen offers contribute greatly to homely comforts.
Professional staging of a house you mean to sell can be useful in showing potential buyers all the possible uses of the house and how well it can look with the right décor. Here is how to stage your kitchen and showcase its best selling points.
When you are getting ready to stage your kitchen always do a deep clean and decluttering so you have a clear canvas to start with.
Deep cleaning will involve cleaning the grout, inside the oven and using specialized steel and wood restorers and shiners.
If you have windows in the kitchen give them a wash and consider laundering the curtains too or replacing them if they are too shabby.
For pantries and deep cupboards and cabinets in the kitchen, a quick organization will help buyers visualize themselves living in a clean space once they move in instead of a cluttered one.
A Few Stylish Touches
Staging is as much about visual splendor as it is about making a space seem super functional. Lay out décor pieces like lanterns or cookie jars or your best tea towels to add that stylish flair.
Using some wall art or a tapestry or even a nice rug on the side of the coffee table (if it is adjoining to the kitchen) are all ways to enhance the value of the space and sell it as luxurious or show that the kitchen corresponds to a certain décor style.
You can balance out the pretty pieces with functional bits and bobs like pans, tea kettles, and cute mugs.
A small bouquet of flowers or some freshly baked goods like cookies and fresh fruit can also be welcome refreshments for open houses and can tilt the odds in your favor.
If you have a cookbook collection consider displaying it but do be careful with specialty items like glass figurines because visitors going back and forth can result in something delicate being broken.
A Lick Of Paint
Depending on the layout of your kitchens such as if it has a statement wall, a backsplash that goes all the way around, some Phoenix sliding shelves or even a wall dominated entirely by a window, everything usually looks better with a bit of neutral paint behind it or new wallpaper.
If you are wary of spending a fortune drastically changing the look of your kitchen, just investing in repainting it or replacing the wallpaper can make a real difference.
Also, consider using a store-bought convenient wood shiner and polishing mixture to refresh your cabinetry.
For obvious reasons, appliances take up a lot of space in kitchens whether it is the stovetop, oven, fridge, coffee maker, and so forth.
If you are selling your house and looking to attract cash home buyers, all you need to do is thoroughly clean your existing appliances and make sure they are functional. Only do replacements if needed of cheaper items like toasters.