An older galley style kitchen with minimal storage can often be difficult to envision any other way.
This one got a beautiful makeover! We didn’t replace cabinets….but instead added a pantry where an opening was and put new cabinet fronts so they would all coordinate. New flooring, appliances, countertops and backsplash make this kitchen a wow statement!
We try to keep most of our staging tips pretty inexpensive, but sometimes selling a house for the price you want requires some bigger renovations. This house sat on the market a long time because the kitchen was really in shambles. The cabinets were minimal, non-matching and the doors didn’t even shut right. There wasn’t a dishwasher or microwave and all of the finishes were dated.
We helped the homeowner turn this kitchen into a modern space with all new functional cabinetry, contemporary granite countertops with a glass tile backsplash, new flooring and all new stainless appliances.
From a consultation report, this homeowner had all the advice she needed to transform this dated kitchen before selling. She replaced the suspended ceiling, painted the cabinets and walls, replace the countertop and faucet and then had us stage it. It sold in just a couple of weeks!
This kitchen is from the same house as this month’s staging tip. Replacing dated brass cabinet pulls is one of the easiest things you can do to update your kitchen!
Many buyers are now expecting granite countertops in the home that they hope to purchase. However, installing granite is not always financially feasible for every seller. This seller used a service called Miracle Method to transform their countertops. It’s a finish applied to the existing countertops; it takes two days and costs much less than replacing!
We also suggested that the homeowners paint the beadboard paneling white to fit in with the style of the home.
Granite prices have come down significantly in recent years, and because many buyers expect it in the home they want to purchase, regardless of price range, you may consider replacing your dated countertops.
Doesn’t it make an amazing difference? We also had the homeowners switch their pulls and light fixtures from brass to nickel.
This is the kitchen from the house we featured last month. New wood floors made the most significant impact. We also painted the cabinets, added granite countertops and painted the walls a much warmer color.