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10 Easy Kitchen Updates that will WOW Buyers

Use these 10 kitchen staging ideas to attract more buyers and more offers.

There are so many kitchen staging ideas out there, and deciding which ones are worth your time and money can be challenging.

Below you'll find 10 easy kitchen staging ideas that take no time and are inexpensive. Your Return of Investment is worth these small staging efforts.

Take note!



1. PLAN AHEAD

When staging your kitchen, have a game plan. This will make it much easier for you and reduce your time invested when staging it.

Make notes regarding areas you need to fix in your kitchen. Use this list as your baseline regarding what you want to include with your staged kitchen.



2. DEEP CLEAN AND REMOVE CLUTTER

Buyers have a keen eye. They notice grime, dirt, and cluttered areas.

The kitchen is one of a potential buyer's top areas of interest. It's important to make your kitchen stand out and appeal to buyers.

Clear your counter space and then go back and see what you want to include in your staged kitchen.

Use this kitchen cleaning checklist to help you deep clean your kitchen and stay on task.



3. PLACE SPOON REST NEXT TO YOUR STOVE

The kitchen is often the heart of the home. You want to declutter your kitchen but not to the point where there's a sterile feel.

An elegant spoon rest is a simple, easy touch that brings warmth to a kitchen. It's psychological, but it subtly evokes those feelings of cooking something delicious that warms the stomach and soul.


4. REPLACE YOUR CABINET HARDWARE

Is your kitchen hardware nicked or dated? Replacing your kitchen hardware on your cabinets and drawers is an inexpensive and easy way to update your kitchen.

When I update kitchens when selling, this is always on the to-do list.



5. PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS

Are your kitchen cabinets dated or simply lost their shine? Give them a facelift with new paint or a new stain. Painting them or adding a fresh, new stain can bring new life to your kitchen.

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets












6. ADD TEXTURE

Adding fresh hand towels and a neutral kitchen rug is an easy way to add texture to your staged kitchen.


Keep the rug neutral and the color of your hand towels a contrasting color to your kitchen cabinets. This adds a subtle depth to your kitchen.


7. ADD FRESH FRUIT

Display a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen counter. This brings color and that “alive” feeling to your kitchen.

A few ideas for you below. Have fun with it!








8. INCLUDE A COFFEE STATION

A coffee station has a welcoming feel to it. If you don't have one now, it's an easy addition when staging your kitchen.

Coffee bars have a warmth and charm to them. They evoke a feeling of a welcoming home, not a sterile property. And that's the feeling you want to evoke. Remember, people buy a lifestyle.

Check out these cool coffee station ideas.


9. UPDATE YOUR LIGHTING

Light fixtures can date a home. That's not what you want when staging your kitchen.

With a few simple adjustments, you can update the lighting in your kitchen and transform it into a kitchen oasis.

Consider adding task lighting under your kitchen cabinets. Task lighting adds a lovely ambiance to your kitchen too.

Head over and get some ideas with these easy kitchen lighting upgrades.



9. ORGANIZE YOUR CUPBOARDS AND PANTRY

Buyers open up everything. They'll open the cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, and oven.

They'll look under your kitchen sink. They want to see the storage space in your kitchen.

Be sure your cupboards, drawers, and pantry are spotless and nicely organized. It leaves an indelible impression on buyers.

Click to view some ideas to help organize your kitchen and home.


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Implementing these kitchen staging ideas is well worth your time and effort. You're competing with other home sellers. You want your kitchen to stand out and be memorable. Taking the time and making a few adjustments to your staged kitchen can pay you back in dividends. -Jaymie Carroll


Please reach out to me for any of your real estate needs!








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