Tips & Tricks for Kitchen Staging

First impressions are everything, so staging is essential to anyone looking to sell their home. In a previous article, we’ve talked about staging for pet owners, but today we’ll be going over some pointers for staging your kitchen. Here are some tips to help you get your kitchen looking its best for potential buyers:


Deep Clean

This is the most obvious item, but be sure to pay special attention and do some deep cleaning like removing limescale and scrubbing the baseboards.


Clear the Clutter

To make your kitchen look wider and brighter while highlighting the finer details, consider reducing the amount of visual noise. Namely, any papers, refrigerator magnets, and miscellaneous appliances should be stashed out of sight to give interested parties a blank slate to imagine their own belongings in.


Minimize Artificial Lighting

Let natural lighting do most of the work! Be sure to open any heavy drapes and limit the amount of overhead lights if possible. Pair this with some minimal window treatments and budget-friendly under-cabinet lighting to add that extra sparkle.


Make it Look Inhabitable

Breathe life into your kitchen (literally!)  by placing a plant on one of your counters. Set the scene further with daily living items such as a rolled up newspaper or carafe/decanter. Too add extra interest and color, try setting the table with empty plates and decorative napkins.


I hope that these quick tips help you stage your kitchen to perfection and, as always, I’m here for you! If you want to discuss a plan of action for staging your kitchen or any other parts of your home, give me a call at 480-355-8645.

About the Author
Gina McKinley
Gina is an Associate Broker with Gina McKinley Group LLC and the Team Leader for The Gina McKinley Group. She is dedicated to selling homes in Arizona and passionate about providing the ultimate customer service experience through her expertise in the field. The Gina McKinley Group has served the Scottsdale and Chandler real estate market for over 25 years.