I’m no Martha Stewart. However, I know a kitchen looks better with staging than it does without.
Professional interior designers will tell you that a vacant home’s kitchen, dining room, family room and master bedroom should be staged with furniture, pictures, bath accessories and greenery to help “identify” the space (a fancy way of saying these items help the buyer figure out how their stuff will look in the home).
It’s true, so I stage the kitchen, hang pictures and accessorize the bathrooms with shower curtains, towels and soap dishes. But, I don’t put furniture in my flip deals because it’s cost and time prohibitive. And as fast as houses are selling in Phoenix right now it’s just not necessary.
In this clip I explain how to stage a kitchen for around $100. Below the video is a slide show of the entire house. No doubt Martha Stewart would be jealous.