When a buyer opens a cabinet door in your kitchen, it’s not an invasion of privacy. The buyer simply wants to get a sense of the available space. So, you can expect some buyers to explore cabinet space, especially in your kitchen and bathrooms.
That’s why making sure cabinet space looks clean, organized and spacious is so important. Consider these tips:
- If you store a lot of items inside a cabinet, make liberal use of storage bins, baskets, and small plastic containers. Clutter doesn’t look like clutter when it’s organized!
- Go through each cabinet and get rid of as many items as possible. Pay particular attention to expired products. If you haven’t used an item for a while, question whether you need to keep it anymore.
- Consider storing some items somewhere else in your home. For example, pack up less used items and store them in a larger closet or other storage space.
- Thoroughly clean cabinets that are prone to odours, such as the ones under the kitchen sink or used for storing food.
Buyers will only give a cabinet space a quick glance, yet they’ll form a lasting impression. Make sure it’s a good one!
Debbie Tsintaris is a LOCAL REALTOR® in the Waterloo Region offering expert real estate services in Waterloo and surrounding areas in Southwestern Ontario.
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