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Turnoff Tuesday #8 – Cluttered Counter Space

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home so it needs to be impressive when you are selling. No matter how lovely your kitchen may be, if the countertops are covered with “stuff”, it won’t excite anyone.


Remove everything except a couple items on the counters.  Remove all appliances if kitchen is small or keep them to a maximum of 2 if you have loads of counter area.  Remove bottles of dish detergent, washrags, scrub brushes, and sponges at the sink.  Don’t leave a dish rack next to the sink or dishes in the sink. Don’t hang grimy dishtowels and potholders from anything.  Banish all magnets, photographs and shopping lists from the front of your fridge.

Add a nice basket of fruit, a plant, or vase of fresh flowers for appeal.  Set up a pretty vignette or a coffee station along with a sweet treat for viewers to enjoy.

Keep it simple, yet elegant. Keep in mind that the more bare countertop you see, the larger the workspace will appear.

The condition of your kitchen can make or break a sale.  It just Makes Sense to do it right.

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