The kitchen ranks very high on a potential buyer’s priority list. And the condition of your kitchen can be the deciding factor when it comes down to the sale. Buyers want to know that the kitchen is functional – does it have enough space for the right kitchen equipment? For example, can you fit something like an nn sn936b in it. In most cases though, when it comes to having a good kitchen, one look at the kitchen cabinets provides the answer. You could also be wanting to freshen up your kitchen so you remain happy in your surroundings for years to come and I know the essential for me is something to look good under my main possession… the coffee machine! Just a quick note, because many people ask what I use to make great coffee, well I have bought many different coffee machines over the years from places such as leascoffee.com, if you always drink coffee then you always need to update your machine so you can keep having great tasting coffee every morning. Now onto the kitchen cabinets!
One of the main features of a kitchen is your cabinets. Therefore, if they aren’t looking perfect then it can be offputting for potential buyers as they question the state of other things in your kitchen. Whether you get a cabinet refinishing service, replace them entirely, or just do some simple tricks to help improve their condition is up to you but it’s important you do something if your cabinets have seen better days. Get your home ready to stage and sell with these four kitchen cabinet makeover tips.
If you open up your kitchen cabinets and items start tumbling out, it’s time to make a change – especially if you’re staging your home for potential buyers. Reduce your kitchen clutter by downsizing things you don’t necessarily need. Whether it’s extra mugs, old pots and pans or multiple plastic containers, say goodbye to these space takers and get creative with kitchen storage. Paring down your kitchen items will keep things simple and accessible, and you won’t have any cabinet nightmares when buyers swing open your cabinet doors. Remember, if cupboards are overstuffed, that may give the impression that your kitchen doesn’t offer enough storage space.
Color can go a long way. By adding a bright, fresh coat of paint to the interior of your cabinets you can transform the way they look. And it’s simple, too. Buyers will be able to see all of the space that’s available for kitchen storage. This simple project will make your kitchen cabinet areas look spacious and light. Additionally, if your kitchen cabinets are dark, consider painting your walls a light, neutral color to make the space appear light and airy. Bonus: Dark-colored cupboards will look striking against a light wall. Another way to brighten up your kitchen cabinets it by taking out your old cupboard doors and adding glass panel cabinet doors in eye-level locations. With these doors, display your neatly organized shelves so buyers can picture their own kitchen items in the space.
Clean, Clean, Clean
A clean kitchen is a must when staging your home to sell. If you use your kitchen frequently, you’ve likely noticed a greasy, dirty buildup on your cabinets. Before showing your home to buyers, consider having your kitchen deep-cleaned by a professional cleaning service. Using a professional cleaning service will not only take one task off your plate, it will give you more time to stage the rest of your home.
Nix Your Cabinets
Yes, get rid of some of your kitchen cabinets. You’ll be surprised to learn that eliminating some of your kitchen cupboards can actually make your kitchen space appear larger to buyers. Consider removing some of your upper cabinets from your kitchen walls and replace them with floating shelves. In most cases these shelves can hold the same amount of items as a cabinet, however, there is one difference: Shelves display the wall behind them, which makes the kitchen appear to have more space. Additionally, vertical storage can clear up clutter around your kitchen and make kitchen items appear more accessible. When taking on this project be sure to stage the floating shelves with large accessories to make the units look uncluttered and only use your best kitchenware and dishes for display.