5 Kitchen Staging Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Kitchen Staging Tips You Cant Afford to Ignore

When you’re selling your home in Tampa Bay, your REALTOR® will talk to you about the importance of staging – and here are five tips to use in your kitchen.

5 Kitchen Staging Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Staging is the act of making your home as appealing as possible to the widest range of buyers – and when it comes to the kitchen, it’s essential. Other than cleaning your kitchen from top to bottom (which is absolutely necessary, too), here are five essential kitchen staging tips that can help you sell your home:

  1. Clear the counters
  2. Update your hardware
  3. Make sure your lighting is on-point
  4. Organize your cabinets
  5. Add colorful accents

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    Basic Kitchen Staging Tip #1: Clear the Counters

    You want buyers to see that you have plenty of counter space, so put away anything that interrupts the expanse. Toasters, blenders and other appliances need to be stashed in a cabinet; don’t leave anything out.

    Related: Do you need to hire an appraiser before you sell?

    Basic Kitchen Staging Tip #2: Update Your Hardware

    You can revive your kitchen’s look with fresh, new hardware. Think about getting new cabinet handles and drawer pulls, a new handle for your pantry, and possibly even a new faucet. (Just make sure they all match each other!)

    Step into this newly renovated home designed for both comfort and style. From the moment you enter, you'll be captivated by the spacious living areas and bedrooms! The heart of this home is the open kitchen, a chef's delight featuring granite countertops, sleek shaker cabinets, and brand-new appliances. Perfect for culinary enthusiasts, this kitchen is ready to inspire your next gourmet meal.

Adding to the convenience, a full laundry room ensures your daily chores are a breeze. But that's not all—this property includes a Additional Dwelling Unit with a separate entrance. Ideal for generating extra income as a rental unit or serving as a private guest suite, this versatile space adds significant value and flexibility to your investment.

Located in the highly sought-after South Tampa, you're just a short drive from the area's finest restaurants, entertainment venues, and nightlife. Enjoy the convenience of being close to top shopping destinations, hospitals, and recreational spots like Soho, Hyde Park, and Bayshore Boulevard. Commuting is a breeze with easy access to Downtown Tampa, the Gandy Bridge, boat ramps, and MacDill Air Force Base.

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    4729 W Lawn Avenue Tampa, Florida

    4 Beds 2 Baths 1,270 SqFt 0.170 Acres

    Welcome to your dream home in the heart of Florida! This stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence boasts a spacious open floor plan with modern amenities and elegant finishes throughout. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle with ample natural light, high ceilings, and a gourmet kitchen featuring quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master suite offers a private retreat with a luxurious ensuite bathroom and his and hers walk-in closets.As you enter the home, you will be greeted by a bright and airy living room, perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. The open floor plan seamlessly flows into the dining area and kitchen, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, ample cabinet space, and a large island for meal prep and casual dining.This home features 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom, making it convenient for larger families or guests. The master bedroom is a peaceful retreat, complete with an ensuite bathroom and plenty of closet space. The additional bedrooms are spacious and versatile, offering plenty of room for children, guests, or a home office.Outside, relax in the beautifully landscaped backyard oasis, perfect for entertaining or quiet evenings under the stars. The property includes a large garage and plenty of storage spaceLocated in a desirable neighborhood, this home is close to schools, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. With easy access to major highways, commuting to work or exploring the city is a breeze. Whether you're looking for a cozy family home or a place to entertain friends, 6711 Frontier Ln has everything you need and more.Don't miss the opportunity to make this house your new home. Schedule a showing today and experience the beauty and comfort of 6711 Frontier Ln for yourself. $719,000 Active

    6711 Frontier Lane Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 3 Baths 2,316 SqFt 0.320 Acres

    Charming Mid Century Ranch style home located on an oversized 9,250 sq ft lot, in South Tampa's desirable Swann Estates.  This traditional floor plan includes a formal living and dining room that is open to the fabulously remodeled and spacious kitchen.  The home is beautifully appointed with hardwood floors and crown molding throughout. Relax by the wood burning fireplace located in the family room and visible to all living spaces, which is great for entertaining.  There are three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms with ample closet space.  Enjoy the screened in back porch overlooking the beautiful gardens or sit on the open patio within the fully fenced in backyard.   This home has had a major update in 2000.
Located in the A rated school district for Grady, Coleman, Plant and Christ the King Elementary School. Just minutes to Midtown, Downtown, Tampa International Airport, Selmon Expressway, I-275, and Veterans Expressway.  The pristine Florida beaches are just a 30 minute drive away.  Short distance to all our world renowned hospitals.  All within a short distance are parks, tennis courts and Little League.
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    4103 W Mckay Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,780 SqFt 0.210 Acres

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This is your perfect opportunity to build your dream home  in the highly desired South Tampa area, just off Dale Mabry Blvd and only a few minutes to Bay Shore Boulevard.  For those interested, the home comes with pre-made, site-specific, architect-made, renderings of one possible home option for this very adaptable property!This site has TONS of potential and is ready for the new owner to bring it back to life and allow it to grow with the rest of the community that surrounds it. Close to all that South Tampa has to offer including shopping, restaurants and minutes from Tampa International Airport, downtown, Westshore and International malls, mid-town, Water Street and Raymond James Stadium. Situated in the coveted Roosevelt/Coleman/Plant school district. The property is being sold as-is, as the setting is perfect but the house is not. The lot is very large for South Tampa, measuring a full 0.27 acres and includes a beautiful, deep swimming pool to center your new home around. Don't wait to schedule your showing as we expect it to move fast. We are not doing in-home tours, but scheduled property visits are welcome and encouraged.This is a cash only sale due to the condition of the home  and the sale is "AS-IS'' for sellers convenience. $699,999 Active

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    Basic Kitchen Staging Tip #3: Make Sure the Lighting is On-Point

    Buyers like to see light, bright kitchens, so make sure your light fixture contributes to that. Many kitchens only feature one natural light source, and it’s usually a small window over the sink, so you may need to rely heavily on artificial lighting. If your current light fixture isn’t doing so well, head to your favorite home improvement store and see what’s available.

    Related: Can a seller keep a buyer’s earnest money deposit?

    Basic Kitchen Staging Tip #4: Organize Your Cabinets

    Buyers can – and often do – open up all the cabinets and drawers, and peek inside pantries, too. That means you need to clear out yours and make sure they’re exceptionally well-organized. The idea is to show buyers that there’s plenty of storage space and that you take care of your things; they’ll carry that impression with them through the rest of your home.

    Related: Check out these five living room improvements that can help you sell

    Basic Kitchen Staging Tip #5: Add Colorful Accents

    A few colorful accents can brighten up your kitchen. Think about adding some potted herbs, a cookbook propped open to a delicious recipe, or even a fruit basket with fresh, seasonal fruit in it. Ideally, your accents will simply complement your space without cluttering your countertops.

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