The Kitchen Is Key When Selling Your Calgary House

Posted by Justin Havre. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 8:56pm.

Selling your house? The best choice you can make before the sale is to spruce up your kitchen. A kitchen is as an area of the house that you use for dinner preparations, sharing meals, paying and sorting bills and mail, and typically hanging out. The majority of home buyers consider the kitchen the most important room in the house.

The condition and maintenance of the kitchen is often the first thing a potential buyer will look at when inspecting your house. You’ll want to do everything you can to make sure your kitchen looks presentable and appealing to all buyers.

A few examples of ideas you can use to help make your kitchen shine include:

Keep the counters tidy

Although you don't want countertops to be necessarily empty, you can remove all excess appliances and paperwork to leave your counters as clean and open as possible.

 Paint the kitchen

Throwing on a fresh coat of paint is an exceptionally great way of making your kitchen look like new again when you are selling your house. Both inexpensive and easy to do, painting your kitchen with neutral colors (to be safe), can brighten up the walls and have buyers amazed at the fresh look of your old kitchen.

Fix your countertop

It might be time to consider replacing your countertop if it's looking too dirty or outdated. This can be done at a fairly low cost, depending on the surface area of your counter, and will add a new, appealing feature to your kitchen.

Keep the area well lit

If your kitchen is often dark or you're selling your house during the winter season, pull back the blinds and turn on the lights. This will not only reveal the backyard or patio to the buyer, it will brighten your kitchen and make it appear fresh and new. It is, however, important to tidy up any outside clutter that may be visible from the open blinds.

Cook something that smells great

The smell of freshly baked goodies is very comforting and appealing to potential buyers. If you're having an open house why not bust out the old cookbook and bake up some delectably dreamy desserts?

Keep in mind that the kitchen is more often than not considered to be the most important room in the house, and should be fixed up before selling your house. Before presenting your kitchen to buyers, remember to turn on the lights, fix up any obvious problems, stay organized, and make sure that your home smells great.

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