Home staging & your kitchen with Melissa Marro

Melissa Marro shows some of her home staging Kitchen Portfolio shots.

staging kitchen countersKitchens are the heart of the home and one of the biggest determining factors of whether a potential home buyer will purchase a given home. Buyers desire luxurious, functional kitchens. While the most important factors are the actual fixtures and finishes, the overall presentation of the kitchen, including home staging will have a large impact on what potential buyers feel.

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Occupied Home Staging: Kitchens

When a home buyer lives in the home (occupied home staging), it is important that the counters be free of as much personal belongings as possible. Cook books, knife blocks, and knick knacks should all be stored out of sight. Less is always more when it comes to occupied home staging.

Vacant Home Staging: Kitchens

When a home is vacant, adding warmth to the kitchen is one of the most important things a home stager can do. While it is important not to overdo things, ironically vacant homes are typically staged with more props than we would ever recommend in an occupied staging. Because the home is without life, and the kitchen is often the life of a home, creating the illusion of hearth and home becomes vital.

Learn more about vacant home staging with Annie Pinkser-Brown’s Vacant Property Specialist Course.

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About melissamarro


Melissa Marro is an international award winning home stager and professional speaker for the home staging and real estate industry. Founder and CEO for both SAR, Staging and Redesign Training and MRRE, Market Ready Real Estate's online home staging consultation program, Marro continues to help inspire and empower new and existing stagers as well as move the industry standards forward.

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