0 Designed to Sell: Kitchens

>> Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The kitchen is really the heart of the house and the one room that demands the most attention.

Actually, staging the kitchen is one of the easier rooms to do. There’s no re-arranging furniture, but there are still several guidelines to stick to:

Clear every appliance, utensil, gadget, spice jar, knickknack that you own from the countertops. Then, add a few (3-4 max) to add color and shape without being distracting. For example, a bowl of fruit or a flower arrangement in an attractive vase should do. Clearing the countertops allows the eye to focus on the functional space of the room.

This kitchen in on point with clean countertops, matching hand towels, and a few neutral accessories…



The front of the refrigerator needs to be free of all refrigerator magnets, children’s artwork, post-it notes, photos, everything! Stoves, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers should all be spotlessly clean inside and out. They require no staging other than to be clean and free of fingerprints.

As with everything else in the house, cabinet exteriors and interiors need to be absolutely clean.

Remove as many items from the cabinets as possible. Most cabinets have an assortment of everyday glasses and plates, plus lots of everything that only get used occasionally. Remove everything that you don’t need for day-to-day living.  

Home kitchen offices
If you’re fortunate enough to have a small home office in your kitchen, make sure it is neat and tidy. Remove all personal items (calendars, date books, planners). People want to imagine themselves working away, not you.

If there is anything else in the kitchen that can be removed (shelves, non-built-in cabinets, etc.) and they are not necessary for the function of the kitchen, remove and store them someplace else. Make sure all light bulbs are in working order to keep your kitchen light and bright.

Before & After:

Before this kitchen looked bare and impersonal. By staging an eating area, buyers can now imagine themselves gathering around the table with family and friends…


What a difference clean counter tops and a smaller table makes in the eat in kitchen!




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