Staging Your Kitchen To Sell Your Home
As we have always known, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the one room that holds tremendous value as it is where you prepare your meals, gather with friends and spend so much time with family. It is also the primary reason why so many homeowners spend a good amount in quality rehabs when it comes time for updating. However, the good news is when you decide to sell your home some staging projects can make a big difference especially if yours is not as current. Here are 4 ideas on some smaller things you can do rather than a full remodel.
Lighting for every room in the home is key but in a kitchen you need to keep a couple of things in mind. It is important to illuminate the whole room, but you will also want focused lighting for certain areas. Task lighting for under your cabinets as well as pendants or fixtures over eating areas are good things to consider. Adding dimmer switches is also a good idea to regulate the amount of light overall.
If most of your kitchen is older but timeless in style, consider updating your counters. Choosing a stone material will offer both an updated look while providing great function. At a fraction of the cost for a complete remodel, new countertops can make a big difference on the room’s look and feel.
Doors and hardware
If your cabinet doors are of good quality but perhaps worn or tired looking, consider giving them a refresh with either a new staining or fresh coat of paint. This can usually be done for much less than replacing them all. Also, getting new hardware can be an easy fix for elevating your look. Be sure to select new hardware that shares the same hole spacing.
After you have completed any improvements that you want to make, then it is time for the finishing touches of staging. You don’t want to have many items out on your counters so that you can showcase how much prep space you have. Keep some essential appliances or decorative touches that also provide function like a nice jar of cooking utensils.
Depending on your home’s condition you may be able to do one or a few of these ideas for far less than a complete kitchen remodel.