Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland OR: Enhance your Kitchen

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

If you're selling your home in Portland Oregon you need to stage it to make it appealing to potential buyers.  Here's a home staging tip:  make your kitchen look like a great place to entertain your family & friends.  People often think of the kitchen area as the "heart of the home" and a place where family gathers to share good food & conversation.  Adding color and some food items often helps buyers imagine how it would feel to live in, and enjoy, your kitchen.

Needless to say, first your kitchen must be gleaming, sparking clean!  Don't forget the major appliances need to shine, inside & out.

Here are photos of some kitchens that we've staged in the Portland OR area to make them appealing to the target buyer using props to give the kitchen an inviting look and "feel" ...

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This post is #5 in our Series on Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland OR.  Here are the previous posts:

Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland Oregon:  Case Study ~ Home Listed and SOLD in 2 days for over asking price

Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland OR:  Appeal to your Target Buyer

Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland Oregon:  Use Color when Staging a Child's room

Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland Oregon:  Stage your Dining Room to Show its Purpose

Home Staging Tips for Sellers in Portland Oregon:  Don't Show This but DO show That

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Sellers in the greater Portland Oregon area can find professional staging advice from Room Solutions Staging.  Our staged homes have sold in an average of 31.7 days this year!  Give us a call at 503-246-1800 for a free home staging proposal for your occupied or vacant home.

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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert who enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others.  For a free home staging proposal contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Your kitchens are perfectly staged -- as is every room your touch!  I am enjoying your series.

Aug 21, 2009 05:10 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Karen ~ Many thanks for your kind remarks ... the "series" has been fun hasn't it?

Aug 21, 2009 05:16 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Authentic Feng Shui Expert

Maureen, The kitchen looks wonderful.  I always recommend to my clients they purchase those bottles with peppers and oil, they add splashes of color to the kitchen.

Aug 21, 2009 06:14 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Carole ~ Those bottles are popular and do add color nicely!  Thanks for stopping by.

Aug 21, 2009 06:55 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Good golly girl...now that I came back and looked more closely I'm noticing that you've stolen my props.  Yeap you're going to see some of the same items in my #6.  This is too funny.  Obviously they look great...(smile).   (I know where you shop.)

Aug 21, 2009 07:01 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Ginger ~ Hmmm not sure which ones but now I'm curious to see the next post in your series!  Some of these props are from the grocery store, and most of them are from 2 well-known home decor places ....

Aug 21, 2009 07:10 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"

I love it!  I have some of the same props but use them differently.  Can't wait until the next kitchen, mix it up a bit..lol

Aug 21, 2009 11:18 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Cindy ~ It's fun to change them up in each job, isn't it?  It's enjoyable staging a kitchen.

Aug 21, 2009 11:44 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

You certainly don't disappoint with your photos Maureen! Just the right amount of touches and of course we have to emphasize the importance of CLEAN.

Aug 22, 2009 07:31 AM #9
Rainer
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Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Jacksonville Social Media Marketing

Lovely details.  Beautiful vistas.  Totally makes one want to dive right in and creat somethind delicious!

Brill, my friend.

Aug 22, 2009 08:12 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Cynthia ~ Clean as can be, that's so important to start with isn't it?

Juliet ~ Yiou know, I've staged quite a few kitchens that I wish I could conjure up something delicious in every day!

 

Aug 22, 2009 08:36 AM #11
Rainer
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Gorgeous staging.  I love your "emotional connection displays".  Everything looks so inviting.  Great post.

Aug 22, 2009 08:43 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Chrissie ~Thanks for your nice feedback.

Aug 22, 2009 11:11 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor

Maureen,

Have you considered doing consultations by seeing videos or photographs? I can see the massive improvement. Each room was glowing with light and was weloming. Excellent series.

Aug 25, 2009 11:06 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Kevin ~ I do offer consultation service by viewing photos, yes!  It works quite well and is a very cost-effective tool for sellers even if they live in a rural area without nearby professional stagers.  I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the series and appreciate your comments as a Realtor!

Aug 26, 2009 01:46 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Michele Rose
Rose-Colored Staging - Moorestown, NJ
Moorestown Home Staging & Redesign

These are beautiful Maureen and LOVE the props-- gorgeous!  It's funny that even though buyers know they're just for show, they still love them and immediately start picturing warm friendly gatherings and cozy family nights.   

Aug 28, 2009 07:59 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

As you know so well Michele, that is the idea!  :-)   An empty kitchen would look stark and cold.  We like to make the buyers feel comfortable and able to imagine this could be their home ... even though they might live in it a bit differently, staging helps them to see the potential.  Thanks for commenting.

Aug 28, 2009 08:20 PM #17
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