How to get your kitchen ready for sale

When getting your home ready for sale, nothing is more important than looking at the staging of your kitchen. Home staging is an art; there are just no two ways about it. Most people will tell you that the most important room in a house is the kitchen. This is more reason why home stagers show more love and care in staging the kitchen. By doing so, it makes your kitchen more appealing to the highest number of potential buyers. For a good kitchen to be ready for sale, it comprises some different processes and amenities present in it to make it complete. This may include;

Clean your spaces

  • First and foremost, the kitchen needs to be clean to get the attention of potential buyers.
  • Brush the baseboards and polish the various corners of cupboards.
  • Places like the chrome features need to be polished, brush the ceiling fans, replace some worn-out features like bulbs, and even over the stove.
  • If you naturally cook food that keeps a lasting odour, it’s advisable to consider dining out while your home is on market. This is to prevent the buyer from sniffing the air and exclaiming when they walk into your house.
  • Avoid keeping dirty dishes in the sink nor the dishwasher because buyers do open dishwashers.
  • Endeavour to wipe down all the cabinet both inside and out. Also, consider replacing knobs and polish the hardware if they are worn or outdated.

Tidy everything and put personal items away

  • Put all your spices in an alphabetic order, move all the handles of your coffee cups to face the same direction, stack your plates biggest to smallest. By doing so, it will look aesthetically pleasing and will help achieve good photography.
  • Get rid of all magnets, photos or notes attached to the refrigerator as this may create an impression in the mind of the buyer that you are not ready to sell your home.

Consider replacing broken or very dirty items

  • Make sure you replace extremely dirty drip pans under the burners on the stove.
  • It will be preferable to buy a new stove and replace the old stove if you cannot clean it as this is much cheaper than replacing the burner.
  • Remove all cleaning products and sponges from the sink counter as looks messy and can be off-putting to buyers.
  • Make sure there is nothing left on the counter but a cookbook, fruits or decorative items. This will make your kitchen ready for sale.


Looking for more information on getting your home ready for sale? Check out our seller guides here.

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