The kitchen also has the right to its home staging! Popularized by specialized TV shows, home staging is a formidable technique that allows you to enhance the value of a property for sale or rent. Thanks to various tricks – by depersonalizing the decoration, restructuring the spaces or completing unfinished work – tenants or potential buyers can project themselves more into the premises. Charmed by the idea? Refresh your old kitchen at a lower cost to make it easier to sell or rent your home!
Well known to real estate agents and interior decorators, home staging applies to all rooms in the house, especially in the kitchen, one of the rooms in which future buyers or tenants are looking to project themselves the most. It is indeed difficult to imagine living in an apartment or a house whose kitchen would be old-fashioned, not very functional or too personalized. By giving the space a makeover with a few quick and inexpensive tricks, you’re putting all the chances on your side. We show you how to make your kitchen more desirable?
Finishing up small unfinished jobs in the kitchen
For your kitchen to appeal to potential buyers or tenants, it is imperative to complete all the small jobs that have never been finished and all the decorating projects that have been abandoned. It is out of the question to consider launching visits when electrical wires are lying around, when various splinters damage the furniture and tiles or when the mural painting is incomplete in certain corners. So roll up your sleeves and finally take the time to finish what you’ve started.
Take the clutter out of the kitchen space
Kitchen utensils, groceries, dishes accumulated in the sink, small appliances, spices… Clutter can quickly build up in the kitchen. But potential buyers and tenants frankly don’t need to see the mess in your kitchen when they visit. So hide the mess in the room in suitable cupboards, baskets and boxes or opt for space-saving modules to be integrated into the kitchen furniture, and above all, take the opportunity to sort it out.
Depersonalize the kitchen decor
It’s time to say goodbye to your family photos, the magnets covering the fridge and everything that used to personalize your kitchen too much. If all these souvenirs and accessories were your greatest joy, they prevent future buyers from projecting themselves, ignoring your decor and imagining their own.
Repainting the kitchen walls
You love your red, yellow or blue walls in the kitchen… But these strong colours may not be to everyone’s taste. To resell a property, it is better to opt for sober and neutral colours that allow buyers and tenants to imagine their own decor. So set your sights on white, grey or warmer tones such as taupe.
Give your kitchen furniture a makeover
Your kitchen furniture is old and out of date, and you want to refresh your kitchen’s decor with a home staging approach? No need to change everything! There are several options: you can repaint the furniture – if it’s in good condition -, replace the doors with more modern models, or trade in their old handles for more decorative ones.
Changing or repainting the credenza
An obsolete credenza can lead to an unhealthy kitchen atmosphere. To refresh its look, it can be repainted in neutral tones with a special paint, or covered with a specialized adhesive coating available in many styles and colours. However, if your credenza is really too damaged, it is better to change it.
Getting rid of an old floor in the kitchen
The floor can make all the difference in the kitchen. Beige, old or damaged tiles sadden the decor and do not really make future buyers want to buy them. Trade it in for a more aesthetic and practical covering, such as an imitation cement tile floor or PVC tiles, or invest in a more modern tile.
Invest in a new worktop… or give it a makeover…
If you are renovating your kitchen furniture, please don’t forget to refresh the worktop! Granite, solid wood, adhesive coating, imitation waxed concrete, stainless steel, synthetic stone… A multitude of possibilities are available for you to choose your new worktop. The plus? Some models cost less than 50 euros! A bargain…
Lighting the kitchen well
To bring out all the new features of your revamped kitchen, highlight it properly! Replace the old, unpleasant halogens with integrated spotlights and multiply the light sources by alternating direct and indirect light. Not only can this make a big difference in dark rooms, it can also make a big difference at a lower cost!
Put the old taps in the cupboard
Here are the walls, floor and furniture of your kitchen brought up to date. But all this effort is of little use if your old sink and dated faucets are in the mix. Replace old items with newer models. Mixer, mixer tap, stoneware, stainless steel, resin or synthetic stone sinks… There is no shortage of models, and they are often available at ridiculously low prices.