Updated: Sep 24, 2019
Ask most people which room is the most important room in the house, and they will answer: the kitchen. In my experience, you don’t want to over-stage a kitchen, less is always more! Saying that though, I do have a few trade staples that I consistently use to really make potential buyers fall deeply in love.
1. SAN PELLEGRINO
There’s just something about sparkling water in a green glass bottle that screams luxury. Displaying a few bottles of San Pellegrino can make a kitchen feel refreshing and luxurious.
San Pellegrino $1.47
When is comes to cookbooks, always choose hardcover over paperback. Be sure to consider the style of house and targeted demographic when selecting which cookbook you display. If it’s a family suburban home with some modern farmhouse flare, then Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines is a great choice. If it’s a 1 bedroom condo downtown Toronto, then maybe Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings makes more sense. Whatever it is, you’re trying imply a particular lifestyle that will appeal to your target buyer.
Magnolia Table $32.21
Layering in a few wood boards in varying sizes adds a touch of warmth and hominess to a kitchen. Adding a bit of a natural element like this, works especially well in an all white kitchen.
Jamie Oliver Wood Board $26.00
Faux lemons are a staple for me, that little pop of colour creates s a cheerful bright vibe and makes potential buyers think clean and lemony fresh.
Faux Lemons $13.50
5. WIRE BOWL
Where else are you going to display those lemons? A nice low bowl full of lemons is a perfect addition to any island or peninsula. This simple wire bowl is contemporary, minimal, and not too much that it will steal the show.
Wire Bowl $32.19
I have a “plant in every room” rule when staging any property. They just bring life to any space. I’ve found, the best place to buy faux plants is Homesense. Wayfair and Amazon sell them too (like this one I’ve shown here) but they tend to be on the pricier side.
Faux Potted Plant $46.99
7. WOOD UTENSILS
You want to get buyers onboard by helping them imagine themselves cooking and entertaining in your kitchen. Showcasing with some high quality kitchen utensils is an easy way to sets the stage for this and makes buyers fall in love.
Wood Utensils $35.98
8. MARBLE UTENSIL HOLDER
This marble container works with any style of home. It’s versatile and luxurious and is the perfect place to display all your fancy wood utensils.
Marble Utensil Holder $35.99