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Tips For Staging Your Kitchen

Do a thorough cleaning

Wipe down and thoroughly clean the baseboards, ceiling fans, appliances, sink, backsplash and floors until they’re spotless. Get into every nook and cranny to remove all the grime that may linger after years of cooking and entertaining.

Remove personal items

Take down photos and family effects from the counter and refrigerator to help buyers imagine themselves using the kitchen.

Paint the walls

A fresh coat of paint in a muted or neutral color can revitalize the entire look and feel of a room for much less than the cost of a remodel.

Brighten up

Use the brighter light bulbs and remove heavy curtains so natural light can stream through and create a feeling of spaciousness.

Maximize the space you have

With the right combination of furniture and accessories, you can highlight the kitchen’s features while minimizing it’s limitations.

Polish chrome fixtures, hardware and stove knobs

If these items are dated or worn, consider replacing them. Otherwise, a rag and polish will make these features shine like new.

Keep surfaces clean and clutter free

Store cleaning products and small appliances in the cabinets. Don’t leave your dishes in the sink, drying rack or dishwasher. When you put them away, make sure that plates are stacked by size and mugs are aligned.

Help the kitchen appear warm and inviting

Place a few cookbooks, arranged in size order, on the counter or bookshelves. To add a splash of color, place fruit in a large bowl or houseplants in colorful pots on the counter.