4 Tips For Staging Your Kitchen When Listing Your Home For Sale

Dated: 05/03/2016

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The 4 Tips For Staging Your Kitchen When Listing Your Home For Sale.

1.  Clean from top to bottom. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a sparkling clean kitchen.  Scrub everything!  Wipe out the drawers and place drawer liners inside to keep them clean.  Deep clean your oven and stoves so that they shine. Wipe down your cabinets from fingerprints and grease.  Make sure the trash is taken out prior to any showings and if possible take a lemon and put it down the disposal to deodorize the space.  I know this seems like a no brainer but always make sure the dishwasher doesn't have dirty dishes in them . Run the dishwasher but also put the dishes away. Buyers are likely to open up dishwashers and don't want to see dirty dishes inside. A great tip for floors in the kitchen with grout is to sprinkle baking soda over the grout and take vinegar and water and scrub the grout. It will brighten up quickly. 

2.  Declutter your cabinets and drawers and pantry.  If a buyer looks inside your drawers and see them full of utensils and kitchen tools they will assume there is not enough kitchen storage.  Make your cabinets and drawers look organized.  That helps make buyers feel you take good care of your home when they see organization.  Remove any expired items in the fridge or pantry.  Take little bags of food in your pantry and place them in nice containers or baskets instead. 

3.  Decluttering the kitchen which is one of the hardest things to do.  Its hard to put away the items in your kitchen you use on a daily basis. Buyers don't want to come through the home and see kids school schedules or your collection of magnets on the fridge.  If you have decor or plants above your cabinets take them down and put them away they are probably filled with dust. Countertop appliances take up a lot of counter space especially if you don't have much space to begin with.  The last thing you want buyers to see is a counter full of microwaves, toasters, blenders, and coffee makers.  Try not to have more than one appliance on the countertop while you home is on the market. Put the rest away in a cabinet or pantry and just bring them out when being used.   The best way to declutter is to start by taking everything off the counter tops and than slowing put a few items back on the counters.

BEFORE PIC OF COUNTER SPACE Before counter space has been declutteredAFTER COUNTERS HAVE BEEN DECLUTTEREDImage title4.  Accessorize with decor for the kitchen.  You don't want to leave the counter space completely empty.  Add a little spice to the kitchen.  Buy some cute kitchen containers and add rice, popcorn kernels, flour to place on the cabinets.  Decorative bowls filled with fruit adds a nice touch.  Fancy cookbooks displayed on the counter adds a nice touch.  Potted herbs in the kitchen is a popular decorative item to add to any fresh clean kitchen.  You can also display nice plates and bowls or even baskets in shelves.  

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Follow those simple steps to an inviting kitchen for buyers to walk through and be wowed. 

If you are looking to list your home on the market soon please make an appointment to talk with me about how to best get your home ready for showings and how I can help market your home for a quick sale and highest best price. 

Denver Colorado Real Estate Specialist- Wendy FIsher  is a motivated professional helping others find their dream homes everyday. Wendy Specializes inParker Aurora, Lone TreeCentennial and surrounding Denver areas. She has an advanced marketing strategy and has expansive knowledge of the local neighborhoods.  She works closely with her clients on a daily basis and listens to her clients needs.  For help with buying or selling your home please contact Wendy Fisher 303-597-6699.

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Tatyana Sturm

Tatyana truly understands the dynamics of selling homes in the Denver Metro real estate market and is an expert at educating her clients so they can make the best and informed decisions for their need....

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