7 Kitchen Staging Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster (and for More Money)

7 Kitchen Staging Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster (and for More Money)

7 Kitchen Staging Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster (and for More Money)

Ready to sell your home? Check out these seven kitchen staging tips that can help you sell faster (and for more money) first.

7 Kitchen Staging Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster (and for More Money)

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Jasper (or any of its neighboring communities), your real estate agent will talk to you about staging – the art of making your home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. This guide explains the following seven tips for staging your kitchen to make it irresistible to prospective buyers:

  1. Clean everything from top to bottom
  2. Clear off your counters
  3. Declutter your cabinets, drawers and pantry
  4. Update cabinet and drawer hardware
  5. Upgrade your light fixtures
  6. Consider a new faucet
  7. Add colorful, kitchen-related accents (and live plants)

Here’s a closer look at each.

Kitchen Staging Tip #1: Clean Everything From Top to Bottom

When you’re getting your home ready to show, you want to make sure that it’s absolutely spotless – and that includes your kitchen. Take the time to clean your ceiling fans, wash the windows, scrub the floors and clean out the fridge. And don’t forget those hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and under appliances.

Related: 5 staging secrets every seller needs to know

Kitchen Staging Tip #2: Clear Off Your Counters

Prospective buyers need to be able to see your countertops, so clear off as much as possible. Put away small appliances, clear off the spice rack and get rid of anything else that’s taking up valuable counter space. If you have a kitchen island, make sure it’s cleared off as well. You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves using your kitchen, and cluttered counters can make that difficult.

Kitchen Staging Tip #3: Declutter Your Cabinets, Drawers and Pantry

Prospective buyers will also be opening your cabinets, drawers and pantry, so it’s important to declutter these spaces as well. Get rid of anything you don’t use on a regular basis, and consider investing in some storage solutions (like cabinet organizers) to help keep things tidy.

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Kitchen Staging Tip 4: Update Cabinet and Drawer Hardware

If your kitchen cabinets and drawers are looking a little dated, one of the quickest and easiest ways to give them an update is to swap out the hardware. This is a relatively inexpensive way to give your kitchen a fresh new look, and it can really help to modernize the space.

Kitchen Staging Tip #5: Upgrade Your Light Fixtures

Your kitchen light fixtures can also date your space, so consider swapping them out for something more modern. This is especially important if you still have old, incandescent bulbs – LED bulbs are much more energy-efficient and will give your kitchen a more modern look.

Related: 5 curb appeal basics you can’t afford to ignore

Kitchen Staging Tip #6: Consider a New Faucet

Another quick and easy update you can make to your kitchen is to install a new faucet. This is a fairly inexpensive project that can really help to freshen up the space. If your kitchen sink is looking a little worn, a new faucet can make a big difference.

Kitchen Staging Tip #7: Add Colorful, Kitchen-Related Accents (and Live Plants)

Finally, add some finishing touches to your kitchen with colorful, kitchen-related accents and live plants. This could include things like towels, dishware, cookbooks and utensils. And don’t forget about adding a few live plants – they can really help to brighten up the space and make it feel more inviting.

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