As the most important room in any home, it is essential that you stage the kitchen effectively in order to impress potential buyers. Here are four tips to consider to make your property’s kitchen stand out from the crowd.
Replace Old Appliances
The first thing that a buyer may notice about the kitchen is the appliances. Modern appliances project the fact that the rest of the house is up to standard. You will want the new appliances to be both functional and stylish. Be sure to not only consider how the appliances look, but also what kind of bells and whistles accompany them. Additionally, according to Brookfield Residential, adding new, matching appliances to a home may increase its resale value, so that’s an added bonus.
Use the Kitchen As an Example of Organization
Since potential buyers will spend a significant amount of time examining all of the details of the kitchen, you can use this space to convey the level of care throughout the home. For example, while it may seem like overkill, something like organizing and alphabetizing the spices will show that the owners are meticulous about the care of the entire home. Organize the dishes so that it is clear that everything in the home has a place. This will reflect nicely on the rest of the home.
Clean and Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Cleaning and sprucing up the kitchen cabinets with a new coat of paint can go a long way in impressing potential buyers. Be sure to remove all of the dust when shining up the cabinetry. According to Knotty Alder Cabinets, playing with different types of lighting can affect the room and its atmosphere tremendously. You want the woodwork to sparkle and shine when people tour the home. Adding new hardware is also an easy and affordable way to update the look of the cabinets.
Be Aware of Smells
In addition to making the kitchen look nice, you also need to ensure that it smells great. An offensive odor can be a huge turnoff to people touring your kitchen. You can try something as simple as popping a batch of cookies into the oven before an open house in order to convey a homey and inviting vibe. You may also want to recommend to the owners that they eat out the night before a showing so that odors do not linger.
You will not regret investing the time and money into updating the kitchen prior to putting a home on the market. As the central gathering spot of any house, it makes sense to pay particular attention when staging this room.
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