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Staging Tips for Your Kitchen

May 4, 2012

As our staging tips series continues we will explore cheap and easy ways to stage a kitchen.  A kitchen can run up a huge tab but if you go simple, you’ll make a smart choice.  For this series, kitchens can get expensive so keep in mind your budget and what really needs to be fixed compared to what is just old.  Also, pre-plan with a calendar to ensure the work will be finished in time for the open house! (Psss…add two extra weeks just in case anything is delayed or you made an oops!)

Kitchen fixes for an open house:

  • Update your cabinets.  Go out and pick a stain for your cabinets.  Dark wood is in right now so go for a dark stain.  This will also have your appliances and counter space accentuated to show off your kitchen!  If you don’t want a specific color or just want it cheaper, check out Lowe’s and The Home Depot; they have a paint section dedicated to discounts paints that were returned, mixed wrong, or discontinued.
  • Stainless steel appliances are a definite.  House been on the market too long?  Trying to win the heart of buyers?  Replacing old appliances with stainless steel ones may just give you that edge over competition or bring you into it.  If you plan on replacing, do it with all of your appliances!  Having a black microwave, white fridge, and stainless steel range is NOT appealing!  If you know you can’t afford to replace them at this time, let potential homebuyers know that an appliance budget could be arranged when purchasing the home.
  • Save your money on granite countertops.  Granite countertops are nice but they bring a hefty bill with them.  When looking for countertops ask the vendor for remnants from old projects; this will ensure a lower price and you still get your granite.  Any money saved in a home project benefits you!

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Patty Cunningham, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Preferred
Exton, PA 19341
O. 610.363.6006
C. 610.659.4669
Lic #RS294054

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