Kitchen Appeal When Your Home is On the MarketJuly 29, 2013
Whether you’re a gourmet chef or need to ask for directions to get to the kitchen, it’s a whole new pot of spaghetti when your home is on the market. Here are the ingredients to cook up a success when you’re marketing the home’s most highly trafficked and well-loved room! Everyone loves a kitchen that has character—but how you live in a house is different from how you sell a house.
Your kitchen should promote the sense of cleanliness. Keep all the countertops, surfaces, cabinetry and doors clean and clear of utensils, appliances and personal items. The buyer should be able to easily imagine their own set of Wusthöf knives hanging on the wall, their children’s artwork decorating the fridge door, and their crock pot on the counter. Make sure there are no “science projects” inside the fridge—you never know who’s going to sneak a peek! The lighting should be adequate to showcase the kitchen’s amenities and conveniences. A low wattage bulb on above the stove will help buyers easily find the master light switch, revealing the beautiful, immaculately kept modern kitchen that could be theirs for the taking!