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We had a chat with Spotlight NZ for some tips to improve the appearance of your kitchen to wow potential home buyers.
Staging the kitchen before placing your home on the market can make the difference between a quick sale or having your home linger on an estate agent’s books for months. Kitchens rank very high on a home buyer’s priority list, and the condition of your kitchen can make or break a home sale.
Of course, you may not want to invest a heap of money in your home if you are looking to move, but there are many things you can do to make your kitchen look more appealing to home buyers.
How should you stage a kitchen for an open house?
Cleanliness is key. Not just on the outside either; home buyers will look inside your pantry, your cupboards, and even your dishwasher! Once your kitchen is as tidy as it can be, take a critical look around and remove everything that does not need to be there.
Buyers like to see uncluttered work surfaces, so tidy away all those bits and pieces you normally have standing around the kitchen, take magnets off the fridge, and hide unsightly items away in drawers and cupboards.
Is it possible to stage an old kitchen?
It is! Obviously, you will need to fix any cabinet doors that are hanging loose, cover up cracks in the floor, and apply a touch of paint here and there. Wood putty goes a long way to covering up scuff marks on wooden doors.
Replace outdated light fittings, old taps and update the kitchen cabinets with new door handles. These will provide maximum return for a modest financial outlay.
Another thing to be aware of is odour. Old kitchens can take on all sorts of smells over the years that we may not be aware of on a day-to-day basis. Move out dog baskets, gumboots, and be generous with the air freshener.
How can you organise your kitchen to make it look tidier?
Staging your kitchen is all about appealing to your target buyers. Forget about what you personally like and what is practical. A decluttered kitchen is essential, so start by being ruthless and removing everything that is not useful or pretty.
Clean and uncluttered kitchens look larger. Can you put in a smaller kitchen table to give the appearance of more space? Take out a few chairs? Put the………..
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