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How to Expertly Stage Your New Albany Home’s Kitchen for Buyers

When it comes to selling your Central Ohio home for sale, staging your home can make all the difference in the world!

Staging a home allows you to play up your home’s assets while downplaying it’s weaknesses. It also makes your home appear cleaner and more spacious then it actually is – which is a plus when you’re trying to attract interested home buyers!

Below, we’re going to tell you the best way to stage one of the home’s more important rooms: the kitchen.

Staging the Kitchen in Your Central Ohio Home

For many home buyers, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the entire house.

After all, this is where a family is going to spend a great deal of time. Plus that, kitchens tend to cost a lot to remodel. Thus, interested home buyers will be searching for the home with the kitchen that is move-in ready!

But how exactly should you stage your kitchen to be universally attractive to home buyers? Here are some ways you can start:

Give the kitchen a good cleaning. Don’t forget to scrub the baseboards, polish chrome fixtures, clean the insides of cabinets and more!

If you cook a lot of meals that have long-lasting odors, consider going out to eat while your home is on the market. You never know what smell is going to turn off potential home buyers.

Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink or the dishwasher. Buyers are going to look at both and you don’t want buyers thinking your entire home is dirty just because you have some dirty dishes in the sink.

Discard any items in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer that are old or you are not using.  While this may seem minor, it actually signals to interested home buyers that your home is in neat and creates a feeling of spaciousness in these important areas.

Depersonalize your kitchen by removing magnets, pictures and notes form your refrigerator. Remember, you want home buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your home – not you.

If you have a relatively small eat-in kitchen space, consider adding in a smaller table to make the room appear bigger.

Stow knives and counter top appliances in cabinets and drawers.   The fewer items on the counters the better.  Arrange knickknacks that are on the counter by odd numbers – which is more aesthetically pleasing.

Add plants – which will make a room appear more warm and inviting.

Don’t put anything in front of windows that would block natural light from coming in. Natural light makes a room feel cheerier as well as larger.

Selling New Albany Ohio Real Estate

We hope you found the above tips helpful as a prospective New Albany home seller.

As a rule of thumb, staged homes tend to sell quicker and for more money than un-staged homes. Thus, it really behooves New Albany home owners to stage their homes before they ever list.

For more expert tips on how to effectively sell your home, please contact us, Kate & Tony Thomas, today!

While you’re at it, we invite you to check out some of the helpful home-selling resources we already offer online, such as:

Until next time,

Kate & Tony

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