One central place to focus on when staging your home is the kitchen. That’s why Stewart: Riva Title Company in South Miami, FL, put together this post to teach you the basics of kitchen staging

The Importance of Staging

In real estate, staging is furnishing and decorating a property to make it more enticing to potential buyers. Some sellers decide to hire a professional staging company when they’re selling their home, while others choose to do it themselves. Staging can be lucrative for sellers for many reasons. One of them is that it can help set a property apart from others and help the seller find the perfect buyer. Staging a home takes into consideration the target market for the property, but also home decor trends, to help the buyer picture themselves in the property and hopefully decide to purchase it.

Getting potential buyers is the first step in selling your property, and kitchen staging can help you do so. If you’re selling your property and you don’t have a title agent, call Riva Title Company at 786-787-7888 for more information on title insurance and title services in general.

Staging Your Kitchen

Many people consider the kitchen the heart of the home. This is where families cook together, make memories, and share significant moments in their lives. Your home’s kitchen doesn’t only work as a place to store food, but it can also serve as the backdrop for your holidays and celebrations. Kitchen staging is so necessary to present your home in the best light. Here are five things you shouldn’t skip when staging your kitchen.

Clean Countertops

Kitchens have de ability to turn messy in an instant. It can be because cooking is a labor-intensive job with many elements, or it could be because your counters are cluttered. The first step in staging your kitchen is to declutter the space as best you can. Decluttering helps in making the space look more inviting and open. It can also give the potential buyer an idea of how much storage space there is. Remove any items from the counters that arent necessary as utensils, extra appliances, and other things that could make them look messy and full. Another essential thing to do at this stage is to depersonalize the space. This means removing magnets and children’s artwork from the fridge, and if you have shelves, declutter them too.

Deep Clean

Next is to deep clean the kitchen. As mentioned before, a well-loved kitchen can also be a dirty one. There are many nooks and crannies in our kitchen that we usually don’t reach for. But when staging a place, it’s essential to show it as clean as possible. Five places you shouldn’t skip when deep cleaning are:
  1. Cleaning inside of appliances (i.e., the refrigerator and oven).
  2. Wash the windows
  3. Clean the sides of doors and cabinets
  4. Replace old liners inside of cabinets
  5. Wipe down the counters and inside of your pantry.
These are only five steps to get you started, but it’s essential to give a long hard look at your kitchen and think of spaces that could hold dirt and grime that you don’t usually look for.

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New Hardware and a Fresh Coat of Paint

Once you’ve done your kitchen’s deep clean, it’s time to add a fresh coat of paint and replace the hardware on your drawers and doors. These two things can do wonders for a kitchen that’s looking a bit dull. For cabinet colors, it’s a good idea to go for whites or beiges as it’s an inexpensive way of brightening up a room. Lastly, light fixtures can also help you create an inviting atmosphere and mimic sunlight if your kitchen doesn’t get much.

Plants and Fruits on Display

Lastly, display herbs, plants, and fruits in your kitchen to give it a fresh look. Display fruits in a bowl on the counter and focus on lemons or apples. Also, it’s important to have fruit that looks as fresh as possible and recently washed to avoid any dust on them. For herbs and plants, it’s best to display them potted by the window.

We hope this information on kitchen staging is helpful for your next open house. If you have any questions about title services or title insurance, give Riva Title Company at 786-787-7888 a call anytime, and one of their agents will be happy to assist you.