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5 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen


Staging Is a Crucial Component When Preparing to Sell Your Home—and One That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked. 

When it comes to potential homebuyers viewing your property, first impressions matter, and the kitchen is one of the most crucial areas to stage. We’ve pulled together some tips for staging your kitchen. From cleaning to adding fresh flowers, here are five simple ways for you to elevate your kitchen’s appeal.

1. Clean, Clean, and...clean

Let’s face it—a lot of messes are made in the kitchen. Because of that, you don’t want to underestimate the importance of thoroughly cleaning in the staging process. The easiest thing to do is to hire a professional cleaner to get the job done, but if you’re feeling ambitious and want to tackle it yourself, don’t forget important tasks like scrubbing the baseboards, dusting ceiling fans, and wiping down the counters.

2. Organize Cupboards and Pantry

If you think that the people touring your house won’t look in the cupboards or pantry, think again. After all, that’s valuable storage that potential homebuyers want to explore! With that in mind, don’t forget to declutter, put away items you don’t use daily, and organize the pantry. Here are a few tips on how to make organizing easy and visually appealing.

3. Clear the Counters

Your motto for staging should be to keep the kitchen as clean and simple as possible. That means clearing the counters and putting away any unnecessary items. If you’re limited on your countertop space, it’s a good idea to pack up the majority of your appliances. All you need is a few decorative items to give the room a homey feel.

4. Add Some Fresh Flowers

Bringing in some fresh flowers or greenery is always a nice touch. Although a seemingly small step, this simple addition will help bring your kitchen to life and keep it looking and smelling great.

5. Don’t Forget the Small Details

It’s also a good idea to incorporate small details to make your home more inviting and warm. For instance, consider setting out a bowl loaded with fresh fruit. (Don’t forget to choose a nice fruit bowl). Other small details include laying out some fresh tea towels, cleaning the windows, and ensuring there are not any unwanted odors.

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