People spend a lot of time in their kitchens. They cook there, eat there, entertain there, talk there. If you are selling your house, make the kitchen seem as a large as possible and as inviting as possible. Remember you are intending to move, so utilize your garage or rent a storage unit until you move to store excess stuff.
Here are a few tips to get your kitchen and eating areas ready:
- Clear your counters. Empty counters make a kitchen look more spacious. Since you are moving, pack up the stored items and those you keep on the counter and don’t use.
- Purpose the eating area. If it is currently the kid’s play room, minimize their toys (storage unit) and put a dining table and chairs back into the room. It helps the buyer visualize the size and whether their table and chairs can fit.
- Remove extra leaves in the dining room table to make the room look bigger. Of course, if you have a large family that regularly uses the table, then you can make the room look bigger by removing extra furniture.
- Set the table and the bar counter area.
- Clean and organize the inside of your cabinets. Store what you won’t use the next few months.
- Paint, restain or update your cabinet doors if they show too much wear.
- Keep the doors of your refrigerator free of sticky notes, magnets and other items. Declutter.
- Keep trash cans out of sight.
- Maintain a clean smell in the house: minimal spice and fish cooking as this can turn off a buyer when they enter the house.
- Clean your pantry of unwanted items to make it look spacious.
Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors, 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344 Equal Housing