8 Things Buyers Don’t Want to See in a Kitchen

8 Things Buyers Don’t Want to See in a Kitchen

When prospective buyers visit a home, the room they tend to check out most closely is the kitchen. So, it pays to ensure it looks its best.

No matter how tidy, clean, and well-adorned you’ve made your kitchen, there are going to be some issues — which can seem minor — that can distract a buyer from appreciating those positive qualities.

1. Stained sink

Use a specialized cleaner for the type of sink you have.

2. Garbage

Garbage in the garbage bin. Buyers don’t mind seeing the bin, just not the garbage inside. Don’t forget to also empty the organic waste bin.

3. Cooking scents

Avoid cooking anything prior to a viewing that may create lingering odours. Not everyone appreciates the aroma of spaghetti sauce.

4. Kitchen Mat

That old or worn mat in front of the sink. Replace it.

5. Countertops

You want the countertops to look spacious to buyers. So remove any items that don’t absolutely need to be there.

6. Cupboards

Cluttered or disorganized cupboards. Declutter and organize your cupboards. Buyers are most likely to open upper cabinets.

7. Lighting

Poor lighting. You want the lighting in your kitchen to be bright (but not blinding) and evenly distributed.

8. Damage & Stains

Damaged or stained kitchen surfaces. Professional cleaning or replacement of your countertops can improve your kitchens look considerably, and might be worth the investment.


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