Staging Your Kitchen
One of the first things you want to do is to clear counter space. It’s time to put into storage everything ranging from your decorative plants to your mail to your bread maker. By clearing counter space, the kitchen begins to become more spacious.
The next step is to clear out the glass door cabinets of the trinkets, novelty glassware, and packaged food items. It’s time to display your nice dish set and let it shine. Through the removal of the nick knacks and extra decor, the buyers’ eyes will be drawn to the entirety of the room rather than focused on a small detail.
Finally, right before you feel ready for your open house, remember to deep clean your kitchen. If you have granite, stainless steel appliances, or any other items that require special cleaning materials, it’s time to use them. Sometimes you can be surprised by how much dirt is built up By cleaning you have an opportunity to put your best kitchen forward.
Teresa Costantino is owner and founder of Home Preppers, a home staging company based in New Jersey (www.hpstagers.com). Teresa has spent her career in real estate as a top-producing Realtor, a home stager, and real estate investor. She has a passion for all things real estate and enjoys helping sellers uncover hidden equity and shorten marketing times. She juggles her time between managing her company, being a wife to her husband Mark, and being mom to her 4 children.