A kitchen that looks inviting sets a great scene for prospective buyers because they can visualize their families and their lives revolving around this all-important room. The condition of your kitchen also says a lot about the care that you’ve put into the rest of your home.
Some real estate property sellers decide on a basic kitchen remodel before listing their homes, but there are a few things you can do to get your kitchen looking great without having to do a complete renovation.
- Remove all knick-knacks and personal photos from the counter and refrigerator door. This will help prospective buyers imagine themselves in the space.
- Wash and wipe down the floors, cabinets, windows, walls, ceiling fans, and baseboards until they are spotless – then scrub some more. Selling real estate property is one time when you want your kitchen to really shine.
- Polish stove knobs, hardware, and chrome fixtures. If these items look old and worn, or they are too dated, consider replacing them.
- Repaint the walls – a fresh coat in a neutral or muted color can revitalize the entire ambience of the room, and it will cost much less than a remodel.
- Remove dishes from the drying rack, the sink and even the dishwasher. When putting them away in the cabinets, ensure that the mugs are nicely aligned and the plates are stacked by size. Remember, anyone looking to buy real estate property wants to see inside the cabinets and drawers.
- Last, but not least – remove heavy curtains and replace dim light bulbs. If prospective buyers can’t see, all your hard work will go unnoticed!