How To Stage Your Kitchen

    The kitchen is an integral part of any home. It is where families come together to cook, eat, and socialize before and after a long day. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves carrying out their daily lives when they walk through your kitchen. This is why taking the time to stage your kitchen effectively is so important.  Follow our tips below:

    Paint:

    When it comes to staging any room of a home, it is best to stick with neutral paint colors. While everyone has different tastes, neutral colors are considered “safe,” because they tend to appeal to a wider range of people. Have a look at different paint swatches and determine which neutral shades are popular among buyers at the time you are selling, since general preference between grays or beiges, for example, can fluctuate.

    Upgrades:

    For many buyers, the kitchen is a deal breaker. Make your kitchen feel move-in ready so that buyers who love the rest of your home, don’t feel daunted by a potentially expensive kitchen renovation. Upgrades may include appliances, flooring, countertops, cabinetry, backsplashes, etc. Keep up with what buyers are looking for, so your kitchen won’t be labeled as “dated.”

    Clean, Clean, and Clean Again:

    Kitchens get dirty. It is inevitable. But buyers don’t want to see crumbs on the kitchen counter or finger prints on the refrigerator handle. Some people have a hard time looking past a little mess, so make sure that your kitchen is sparkling for every showing.

    Declutter:

    Clutter is not only distracting, but it can also make spaces feel smaller than they really are. While you don’t want to leave your counters completely bare (see next tip), you still want them to look spacious and clear. Be sure to remove any piles of mail, junk, food, personal items, dishes etc, from the countertops and the sink.

    Bring it Home:

    While the following tips above will make your kitchen look very clean and sleek, they may also leave it feeling a little stark. Make your kitchen feel homey again by lighting a candle, setting out a vase of flowers and/or a bowl of fruit, opening the windows, and maybe even baking some cookies for your potential buyers. This part of the staging process is like the icing on the cake. This step is what will make buyers feel at home in your kitchen, which is exactly what you want to happen.

    Good luck with staging your kitchen! If you ever need any help with interior design, contact someone at The Easling Team, and we will connect you with one of our favorite professional interior designers in the area.

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    Heather Faulkner

    My name is Heather Faulkner. I am the Marketing Specialist for The Easling Team at Keller Williams Realty. My primary roles include managing our social media pages, writing blogs, connecting with local businesses, and building relationships with the community.

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