Kitchen Staging Tips

Dated: June 22 2022

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A major kitchen overhaul can cost a huge amount of money — money you probably will not fully recoup when you sell. Instead of going for a full-on remodel, here are five small updates you can make!


  1. Have your Kitchen Professionally Cleaned

Having a pro thoroughly clean your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make when preparing your home to sell. Yes, you could clean it yourself, but would it really look as good? A sparkling-clean kitchen is one that looks its best.

 

  1. Re-paint

Aside from cleaning, painting will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Give your kitchen a new coat of paint in a hue that works with the color of your counters and cabinets — when in doubt, go with crisp white. Even if your kitchen was recently painted, take a close look at the walls and ceiling and touch up any imperfections, even tiny ones.

 

  1. Organize Inside Cupboards

Guess what? Potential buyers will be looking inside your cupboards. And if your cupboards are overstuffed, that gives the impression that there isn’t enough storage space in your kitchen. Remove excess stuff, mismatched items and anything that simply does not look good. If you still need to use these things, keep them in a box hidden on a high shelf in a closet during showings.

 

  1. Organize your Pantry

Pare back the contents of your pantry until you have some open space on each shelf. Organize what’s left into a set of matching food storage containers or open baskets. This may mean removing a bunch of food — just remember that a staged kitchen is not necessarily a practical kitchen! As with items from your cupboards, keep extra pantry goods in a box out of sight during showings if you must.

 

  1. Bring in Fresh Flowers or Greenery

Like a fruit bowl, freshly cut flowers, branches or potted herbs will bring life and cheer to your kitchen. You don’t need to spend a fortune on fruit and flowers, though — take this kitchen, for example. Cheap and cheerful daisy-like flowers are plunked in a glass mason jar, and a row of lemons sits on a plain white platter. The arrangement is easy and inexpensive, but looks great.

Staging your kitchen is one of the easiest ways you can improve the look of your home. For more ways you can improve the look of your home, click here!

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Mike Conner

Mike Conner is a full time REALTOR who has been making his client’s dreams a reality 2003. Based in Centennial, Colorado, Mike is the expert to help you with all your home buying and selling needs ....

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