Staging a house for sale might just be the most important investment you make. Nowadays, the term “staging” is commonplace, but have you ever heard anyone suggest cabinet refacing as part of that strategy?
If you’ve done any research at all, you know the basics:
- Remove any hint of you ever living there. Remove photos, memoirs, heirlooms, favorite knick-knacks.
- Make it look like no one ever lived there. Clean out and/or organize EVERYTHING – drawers, closets, under the sink, stairwells, behind the bed, under the bed, bookshelves.
- Haul your stuff away. Get rid of extra furniture, appliances, books, seasonal clothes – this makes it look sparsely, but tastefully, furnished and filled, so the space looks bigger.
- Give it that “Type A” look. Fix chipped paint, glue the tiles back on, fill nail holes, and paint tired walls.
- Make it looked unlived in. Clean, clean, clean – that means, windows, drawers, cupboards, under the bed (again), behind the couch. No smudges, fingerprints, dust bunnies, dirt or stains.
- Make it pretty on the outside. Rake the leaves, trim the bushes, get some beautiful flowers and cluster them together.
- Put out large bowls of fruit such as polished apples, bright oranges, and luscious grapes.
- Make it look like it’s just one big party to live there. Arrange colorful and fun cookbooks on the counters, candles in decorative containers (not too many, now), or trendy, colorful utensils in a bucket.
- So that wasn’t so hard – but maybe there’s one more thing you can do. The one thing that will clinch the deal.
It’s no secret that kitchens are the gathering place in any home; they are the heart and soul of the family, the source of nourishment and entertainment. A fabulous kitchen will SELL a home. So doesn’t it make sense to put some thought – and maybe a little money – into making it the most appealing and attractive room in the house?
Cabinets and countertops are key. And yes, they can be expensive, and forking out thousands of thousands of dollars on new cabinets may not make sense. But cabinet refacing does! For a fraction of the cost of new cabinets – usually less than half – you can transform your kitchen into a stunning showpiece.
You can choose from an unlimited number of styles, decorative door panels, wood species, and glazing. Your cabinets will look stylish and chic – just like the brand new houses down the way that you’re competing against.
And the really good news? The job can usually be done in a week.
Remember, first impressions are everything. If you want your house to sell quickly, put your money where it matters – in the kitchen. Once you’ve refaced your cabinets, go the extra mile and install roll-out drawers, eye-catching hardware and modern fixtures. These are not only beautiful to look at but provide convenience and time saving results – two items in demand from today’s stressed-out and over-worked public.
Let the crowds come in – and when your home sells quickly, your neighbors will wonder what you have that they don’t. Tell them all you did was a little cabinet refacing! Then send them the name of your contractor.