How To Stage A Kitchen

The kitchen is the central part of the home and buyers need to see clean open spaces.

how to stage a kitchen

De-clutter and Depersonalize

Clear off countertops
Make space in cupboards
Mail goes into drawer
Remove all magnets, photos, drawings, etc. from refrigerator
Pack up collections with small moving boxes
Put all soaps, towels, cleaning supplies under sink
Pack away appliances you rarely use with
Store frequently used appliances like coffee pots, in cabinets with protective moving supplies
Put pet dishes out of way

Deep Clean and Repair

Light bulbs must match and work
Empty & clean kitchen sink daily
No leaking faucets
Clean burner pans and replace if necessary
All appliances must work and be cleaned
Scrub everywhere
Clean windows, screens, and tracks
Clean tile, grout, and floor
Repair damaged tile or Formica
Clean exhaust fans, filter, and hood.
Clear window ledge and blinds by sink
Empty garbage daily
Put sliced lemons in garbage disposal

Home Stage Extras

Take it to the Bank TIP #2 - Paint is an inexpensive way to revamp a room!

Poor color scheme, outrageous, dark, or faux paint, and outdated wallpaper can easily turn off prospective buyers. Painting a neutral color can make a huge difference, and you can consult your local paint store for ideas.

If you cannot repaint, then tone down a room with neutral accessories.

Must be bright and natural lighting is the best
Replace wallpaper and paint neutral colors
Hardwood/marble floors are a bonus show them off
Throw rugs makes a room look small and detract
Say "Welcome" with fresh flowers or a freshly baked pie