There are few things in life as stressful as selling your home. Ideally, you’ll have it on the market for a day or two, and someone will swoop in and meet your asking price. However, that perfect scenario rarely happens, leading to multiple showings and open houses. Following these tips for staging your kitchen before an open house goes a long way toward finding a deal.
Start With Decluttering
The first thing on everyone’s list before staging their home is decluttering. It’s easy to lose control of the kitchen and keep things out in the open rather than where they originally belonged.
Going through your kitchen and decluttering it may be all you need before letting curious buyers through your doors. Making your kitchen as much of a blank canvas as possible lets folks envision themselves in the home and imagine bringing their dream kitchen to life.
Declutter does a great job of showcasing the kitchen’s selling points, but it’s only one part of the equation. Deep cleaning the kitchen is a task no one wants to do. However, it’s a necessary evil when trying to squeeze every penny out of the sale.
If you don’t remember the last time you saw the tops of your cabinets or appliances, prepare yourself for the worst, and gather the finest available cleaning products. A glistening kitchen will wow potential buyers.
Cabinetry is vulnerable to everything that goes on in the kitchen. Moisture, heat, and grime can significantly alter cabinets, making them an eyesore. Rather than putting a new coat of paint over warped wood to mask the problems, invest in something new.
RTA cabinets might be the best option for your mini renovation project because they are the easiest to handle and install. You should always aim to make your kitchen renovation easier, so choose the equipment that allows you to do that. The final product will give your kitchen a much-needed facelift and a more modern look.
Bring the Kitchen to Life
Now that you’ve handled the bulk of kitchen staging, you can focus on the finishing touches. Little things like having plants and a bowl of fruits and veggies on the countertop will give the kitchen life. When others see tasty herbs growing in the kitchen, they can imagine themselves going to the plant and using fresh ingredients in their meals.
Replacing light fixtures will also add life because it shows off your kitchen—figuratively and literally—in a different light. Tinkering with different types of lighting and bulbs can be the cherry on top of the sundae, allowing you to shift focus to certain areas of the room.
Selling your house can be an emotional rollercoaster. These tips for staging your kitchen before an open house ensures that your efforts in that room won’t go unnoticed.