• Placemats and Wine Glasses: Setting your table before any type of viewing and showing adds a great touch. Place a full wine bottle in the middle when somebody (a prospective buyer) is coming over to view your home. • A Fruit Basket: Another thing that will add color and flare to your kitchen is a fruit basket or tray with fresh fruits in it. Wash and wipe clean apples before placing them in the basket. Grapes and pomegranates can be placed separately for a more exotic look. Use your imagination to come up with more ideas to turn your unassuming kitchen into something totally attractive. Be sure to get rid of the old useless items to make room for the new ones.
THINGS TO REPLACE
Kitchen staging isn’t just about cleaning up the mess, but also making sure the appliances, including the oven and other stainless-steel utensils, are all the same color. If you have a black-colored food processor, a silver oven and microwave in silver, a black refrigerator, and a white juicer, it won’t look “put together” and it won’t appeal to potential buyers. Replace a few things if there is a complete mismatch; however, also keep in mind that black and white can easily get along if the entire décor is of the same combination. Some other things that need replacing are old hand towels, baking mittens, soap dispensers, and silverware holder. Make these affordable replacements to give a new and striking look to your kitchen. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this step. If you think there are appliances that don’t go together well, simply put them 46
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