Staging A Kitchen That Wows Buyers

If you haven’t heard of “staging”, it’s a fairly straightforward

concept. It simply involves cleaning, organizing and decorating your

home in such a way as to make it look its best for potential buyers.

One of the most difficult rooms to stage is the kitchen because it’s

one of the most used. It’s not like you can set it up to look nice for

tours and then never go in it! Yet, an effectively staged kitchen can

help sell your home because it’s the room that buyers often

scrutinize and remember most.

Here are some basic kitchen staging tips:

• Be relentless when decluttering your kitchen. Stow or get rid of

any unnecessary items.

• Clear the countertops. Leave no more than two appliances in

view. This will give the impression that there’s lots of surface

space available.

• Make sure the sink shines. If regular cleaners don’t work, there

are a number of specialty products available for cleaning sinks

of all kinds, including stainless steel.

• Consider making upgrades. This could be as simple as

replacing cabinetry hardware to as involved as installing a new

countertop. Your decision to make upgrades depends on the

age and condition of your kitchen. Talk to your REALTOR



. It


may be worth the investment.

• Paint and stain. One of the most affordable improvements you

can make to the kitchen is painting. A new coat of stain or

other finish can make older, worn cabinets look like new.

• Fresh flowers in a vase brighten up any room, especially

the kitchen.

• Make it double-duty. Not enough space for a kitchen table? If

there’s room, put in a small table with a couple of stools.

Buyers like to see that there’s at least the option to eat-in.

Need more tips on making your home show well, so it sells faster

and for the price you want? Call today.

Elizabeth Warberg

Elizabeth Warberg

CENTURY 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage*
Contact Me