Most real estate professionals will agree that your kitchen can seal (or break) the deal for many home buyers. That makes proper presentation in this space absolutely critical when selling your house. Everything about the kitchen should present itself as warm and inviting — a great place to share a meal, entertain, or gather with family and friends.
Using the Right Accessories
When it comes to staging a home for sale, photographers and agents often advise clients to clear kitchen counters completely. Often this is because the homeowner has way too much stuff out, and it’s simply easier and less awkward to ask them to pack up everything.
It’s true: clearing the counters does help the kitchen appear more spacious. But leaving them completely empty can also feel a bit cold and sterile. Using a few simple accessories as “marketing pieces” helps add warmth to your space.
Our Favorite Finds on Amazon
Staging a kitchen is simple and fairly inexpensive with the right props. To help you get started, we’ve put together some of our favorite home staging accessories for kitchens. Use it as inspiration for staging your own home or shop these budget-friendly Amazon home decor finds that complement almost any kitchen.
Put away the plastic utensils or old wooden spoons stained with spaghetti sauce. We want your kitchen to look fresh and elegant! This beautiful, solid teak wood utensil set adds warmth and a bit of functionality to your kitchen countertop display.
Use a utensil organizer for those pretty wooden spoons! This one has a beautiful and elegant relief pattern with brown stripes on the edges. It easily matches most home décor and adds a little delicacy.
In some homes, setting the table is the perfect finishing touch in a dining area. However, it’s important to use neutral fairly place settings. We want the focus to be on your home, not the dishes! Bring an elegant sense of contemporary style to the dining room or breakfast nook with this everyday dinnerware set.
These beautifully handcrafted placemats will add a little texture to your design. They’ll also protect and dress up your tables. I have some myself, and I love that they’re durable and can be reused for a long time.
During consultations, I often recommend clients hide dish towels when staging. They typically add a distracting pop of color or they’re stained/smelly or have a chicken print all over the front. The right dish towels, however, can be a really pretty finishing touch if they tie the room together. What I love about this towel is that it brings a bit of pattern and texture to your kitchen design.
These hand-hewn rustic wooden dough bowls are solid and great looking decorative pieces on a kitchen island. Fill them with faux fruit to draw a home buyer’s attention to a beautiful kitchen island!
Kitchens need greenery! Bring some fresh color into your displays with faux fruit. (Add it to the wooden dough bowl to create a pretty centerpiece!)
When choosing kitchen accessories, help buyers envision themselves preparing a delicious meal in a beautiful new kitchen. This antique-inspired wooden kitchen cookbook holder stand is a handy tool for “lifestyle marketing.”
Home staging doesn’t have to be expensive and over-the-top; it does, however, have to show potential buyers that your home could be theirs. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, we can help!
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