Simple steps to show off your kitchen |

Simple steps to show off your kitchen


When prospective buyers are looking at homes for sale, a nice kitchen is often one of their most important criteria. If that is the case, you want your kitchen to be especially appealing to visiting buyers. Of course, investing in upgrades can really boost the “wow” factor, but there is always the chance you may not see the return on the investment you hoped for. If your kitchen is in pretty good condition, try these simple, and true, steps to make it look its best. • Most families use their refrigerator as a showplace for children’s art, family photos, funny magnets, and reminders. However, when a house is for sale, all these things should be removed. Instead, show buyers a clean, uncluttered space. • Make sure the counter tops are as empty as possible. Just a toaster, or perhaps a coffee maker, should remain. Everything else should be put away. Clutter-free counter tops make a kitchen seem bigger. If your counter tops have tile, make sure to clean the grout.• Go through all your cabinets, and drawers. Donate unwanted food. Put dishes, and glasses, you do not use away. The same goes for appliances, and utensils. Extras, such as waffle makers, and slow cookers, should be temporarily stored away. Do not forget to tackle that “junk drawer” also. Cabinets, and drawers, will seem more spacious if they are emptier. • Clean your kitchen from top to bottom. This includes appliances (refrigerator, microwave, stove top, oven), inside cabinets, light fixtures, and under the sink. If you want to impress, make the kitchen sparkle. MARKETA JONAS-HAGY is a Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Gold at 507 Main Street in Frisco. She has been helping clients with their Summit County Real Estate buying, and selling, needs for over 17 years. You can reach Marketa at (970) 668-2121 ext. 215, (800) 548-0021, or via email at Go to to search, and view, all properties for sale in the Summit County MLS.

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