The state of your kitchen can make or break a buyer’s interest, but don’t worry! Follow these simple tips and you’ll have a sold sign in your yard in no time.
When staging your home, you want to be able to walk into the kitchen and feel like you can cook a meal. Crowded countertops send the message that there isn’t enough storage space. Put special occasion items away or in another room, and make sure the cabinets and drawers are clean and organized. Potential buyers will most likely open them up and look inside, so you want to make sure you’re presenting not just the outward appearance of your kitchen but inside all of the drawers and cabinets as well.
A super easy way to freshen up your kitchen is to add plants and herbs by the window. You can even use a fake succulent or two if you don’t have a green thumb! Another trick is to select one accent color to use for your towels, potholders, accessories, or even a runner on the ground. Another quick and easy staging tip is to place a fruit bowl out. The key here is to pick only one type of fresh fruit, like apples or oranges.
Deep cleaning is very important, especially the fridge and oven. Buyers are going to be looking around as much as possible, so making the impression that you keep your kitchen clean will help them feel better about the rest of your home. You may want to replace your cabinetry hardware and light fixtures. This is a really affordable way to make your kitchen feel newer without going out and buying brand new appliances! For the dining room, you can remove a couple of chairs to make the space look larger. Finally, if you want to burn a candle during open houses or showings, the kitchen is a great place to do so. Nothing says “welcome home” like warm scents coming from the kitchen!
I hope these tips are helpful to you! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at (217) 454-0034 and I would be happy to assist.