Kitchens: The Key to Selling Homes

January 29, 2019

Stage Your KitchenEvery room in a home is important when selling. If you want to impress buyers, prepping all rooms in your home is essential. But certain rooms are more important than others.

Case in point: kitchens. This particular room is the hub of the home. It’s where food is prepped, meals are enjoyed, families gather, and entertaining reigns. In fact, kitchens tend to be a huge selling point for homeowners when listing their homes for sale. Given the importance of such a room when selling, it’s important that it’s given the necessary attention.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when staging your kitchen to attract buyers.

Get Rid of Foul Odours

You might have an affinity for fried fish or spiced meats. But foods like these tend to leave a potent smell behind. The last thing you want to do is stink up your kitchen (or the rest of your home) only to make buyers figure out exactly what you had for dinner last night. When your home is on the market, keep the foods you cook rather neutral.

Upgrade Your Lighting

You’d be amazed at what a difference lighting makes in a kitchen. If the lighting you currently have is either lacking or outdated, consider beefing up your light fixtures with a few modern pieces. Be sure to layer your lighting as well. For instance, mix things up with pendant lamps, wall sconces, under-cabinet lighting, and a central chandelier.

Replace Your Countertop

It might sound like a big, expensive job, but replacing an old countertop in favour of something more modern is actually a rather affordable and simple project. A new counter can make a massive difference to the look and feel of your kitchen space, especially if your current counter is old and tired-looking. Swapping with a granite counter can really make your kitchen stand out – in a good way.

Install a New Sink and Faucet

It might only be a place where you wash your dishes, but your sink is an important esthetic component of your kitchen. If your current sink and faucet have seen better days, consider installing something new. There are plenty of affordable models on the market these days that you can pick up at your local Home Depot that can make a big difference in the overall appearance in your kitchen.

Need More Ideas to Stage Your Kitchen?

If you’re looking to sell your home quickly and for a lot of money, staging it is super important. If you’re not quite sure where to start, let us do the hard work for you. Call Hope Designs today and book your consultation!