When it comes to showing kitchens to buyers, there are two very different thoughts on how they look their best. Some believe they show best when they are completely empty, spotless, without a single item on the counter-tops. Others believe a few bright and colorful accent items showcase a kitchen’s best features. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to kitchens, I would like mine spicy please!
Maybe it is all those fond memories of childhood that revolve around times in the kitchen, baking cookies, learning how to make traditional family dishes, sitting around chatting before and after actual mealtimes. Perhaps it is from when that fabulous recipe for the red sauce was finally perfected. Maybe it is the fun that continues in the kitchen now when friends and family gather to help prepare meals, try new recipes and where folks sit over a cup of coffee to discuss their thoughts and plans.
This new construction kitchen with its granite and steel surfaces is beautiful, but it lacks warmth and emotion.
Kitchens today are built with granite, steel and concrete-hardly warm and cozy surfaces. It is difficult to get all warm and fuzzy feeling about cold, hard granite, no matter how clean and beautiful and it is. But adding just a few accent items can change these sterile surroundings into warm, inviting spaces. The emotional trigger of a cookbook, teapot and a bowl of fruit can instantly transform those hard surfaces into inspiring spaces, something that buyers can respond to.
Whether your seller has a kitchen that needs to be completely redone or if they have a state of the art masterpiece, my vote is to spice that kitchen up! What do you think-mild or spicy?