Welcome to the heart of the home, the place to not only prep family meals but review homework and entertain guests Most kitchens are overworked and could benefit from a few key updates before hitting the market
Tori here from ToriTothcom, the place to be to create a home buyers, or anyone for that matter, will find irresistible Doing a major renovation on a kitchen can be expensive and sometimes exceed a seller’s budget Here are five home staging tips to help make an impact so buyers can visualize themselves living in the space Remove clutter and do a deep clean
When staging a kitchen it’s important to clean, spacious countertops Put away any items that are not used daily, remove refrigerator magnets and papers and limit the number of small appliances on the counter to three A coffee maker, a mixer, and another appliance that you use daily Don’t stop there though, buyers love to open drawers, cabinets, and even appliances so make sure you have plan to keep these areas organized and clean Make sure to include degreasing areas surrounded by the stove, scrubbing cabinets, washing down walls, shining up appliances, and doing the dishes daily
Add a new coat of paint Painting is a simple and cost effective way to update a room Choose an off white, beige, gray, yellow, green or even blue to give the kitchen new life If using a pop of color on a wall, make sure it fits in with the architectural and design style of the property You can also paint cabinets and drawers instead of replacing them
A popular kitchen trend today is having mismatched cabinetry with different materials and colors that compliment one another, so consider replacing the top cabinets and painting the bottom ones Update the lighting If your light fixture is dating the room, replace it with a newer version Replace discolored and sticky hi-hats, add a statement fixture that matches your home's design style and consider inexpensive under-mounted cabinet lights to add task lighting and set the mood Change out the hardware
Don't underestimate how small details can set the tone for the kitchen Replace the knobs and pulls on cabinets to help create a different look in the room You can also, buy a new faucet to mount if your old one has seen better days There are a variety of styles and finishes that can vary in cost You might want to look into a faucet with features like a motion sensor or a hold out sprayer
Zone your accessories Finally, consider which accessories you want to display based on the proximity of other items throughout the room If you have a coffee maker on the countertop create an area next to it that provides a few mugs and decorative canisters with coffee and sugar Or maybe next to the stove you showcase how much counter space there is to prep a meal with a cookbook, cutting board and a few ingredients This helps buyers visualize how they can accomplish everyday tasks
By using these home staging tips to refresh your kitchen you can be one step closer to the closing table, while staying on budget Happy selling!