How to Stage Your Kitchen for Sale
When you’re selling your home, details matter. That’s why you should pay attention to every aspect, from the entryway to the laundry room and everything in between. Get these spaces into working condition, and you’ll get your home ready to be shown. But if there is one place that matters most—one place that deserves more attention than any other in terms of preparation—it’s the kitchen.
Long called the heart of a home, the kitchen is often the most-used room and the one where people tend to congregate. That’s why it only makes sense that by improving the kitchen, you improve your home’s likelihood of selling.
Here’s how you can turn yours into a true selling point:
1) Get Back to Basics: CLEAN! Scrub every nook and cranny of this space until it shines. Keep things clean, too – there should never be dishes in the sink on the day of a showing, and throughout the time your home is on the market, you’ll want to keep everything in mint condition.
2) Find Order: ORGANIZE! From the contents of your cabinets to the drawers to your pantry, organize everything. Put spices into alphabetical order, place all the cereal boxes together and keep silverware in compartmentalized trays.
3) Freshen Up: PAINT! Newly painted walls can be just the finishing touch that your home needs. Avoid bold or trendy colors, and choose instead warm neutrals that can work with a variety of tastes.
4) Replace Appliances: BUY! Energy-saving appliances would be your safest bet, as they’ll not only increase your kitchen’s appeal but also offer cost savings for their greater efficiency. That’s an upgrade buyers are sure to notice!
5) Give It a Face-Lift: UPDATE! Completely replacing all cabinets and countertops is a good idea if you can afford it, but if you’re looking for a lower-cost alternative, consider replacing the knobs or replacing the cabinetry with a less-expensive material. Cosmetics matter in a home showing, so think about visual appeal!