The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, and when you put your home for sale, you always want everything to look spectacular! One of the most difficult rooms to stage is the kitchen because you can’t just set it up to look nice for a viewing and then never go back in.  Counters tend to get cluttered. Keeping it spotless is a pain in the butt.  I always feel as though my kitchen gets cleaned multiple times a day!

A warm and welcoming kitchen is the heart of a happy home, and it’s essential that yours makes a great impression on potential buyers. Viewers want to see a kitchen they can move into and use right away, without waiting for costly and disruptive refurbishments.

Here are some basic kitchen staging tips that you may find useful:

  1. Clean! – Not only clean the counters but make sure the sink is sparkling clean, clean the drawers (crumbs do have a tendency to end up there somehow),cupboards, appliances & don’t forget to clean the grout. Empty out the garbage & make sure it smells fresh and clean.
  2. Declutter – You will want your kitchen to showcase that it features a lot of counter space.  Remove any items that you can and simplify your kitchen’s look.   Remove your Mixer, toaster, coffee maker etc.  Organize & declutter your cupboards as if your home is a showpiece in a store.  Line everything up & make it spacious and easy to maneuver.
  3. Consider Making Upgraders – A fresh coat of paint in the kitchen is a quick and easy way to refresh the space. Also, consider replacing outdated light fixtures, old kitchen faucets and cabinet hardware.  Those are relatively inexpensive fixes that will bring maximum appeal and make the kitchen feel fresh and new. If you have an outdated countertop, perhaps look in to replacing it or updating a hood fan vent or adding a modern backsplash.
  4. Accessorize – Add some fresh flowers in a vase. Flowers brighten up any room, especially the kitchen. Make sure to have some dĂ©cor to brighten up the kitchen so it does not look like no one lives in it or uses it, but make sure to make it sparse & showcase the nice beautiful & bright kitchen you have.