We have a confession from our property stylists here at Sell in Style Property Styling; the kitchen benchtop is one of our favourite things to style in the home. The possibilities are endless, and it lends itself to creating a vision for buyers.
When styling a home for sale, it’s necessary to understand that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you can genuinely evoke emotions in your buyers to help influence and nudge the final purchase decision.
Of course, with our team styling properties for sale daily, we’ve put together some of our favourite tips and tricks on how to style a kitchen benchtop.
Create A Focal Point
Creating a focal point with styling pieces on a kitchen benchtop is a fantastic way to utilise the space. When looking at all the principles of interior design, creating a focal point is a terrific principle to take advantage of when styling your kitchen benchtop. You’re naturally pulling the eye into what you want the potential buyer to see.
This tip may seem a little sneaky, but it can certainly help when staging or styling your home for sale, where you can be strategic and cover minor imperfections like dents or scratches with a tray or styling piece. Of course, we recommend all our clients give their homes a deep clean before staging or styling their homes for sale. We promise putting on some 90’s tunes definitely helps! However, this tip is great for getting buyers to focus on something other than a dent in the benchtop.
Illusion Of Space
As with all things staging, you want to give the illusion of space. So make an effort to clear benchtops and put all appliances away. Not only does this create space, but it allows buyers to see the potential that they have within the space.
Keep It Relative
Remember when we said styling a kitchen benchtop was one of our favourite pieces to style? Well, this is why. When picking and choosing styling pieces, you want to keep them relative to the space.
For example, you’d use soap and towels when styling a bathroom. Whereas for the kitchen benchtop, you can rummage through your kitchen and take advantage of some existing items, keeping it relative to the space. So we’ve listed some of our favourite styling pieces below to help give you that inspiration.
- Mortar and pestle
- Chopping boards
- Herb pots
- Salt and pepper
- Bottles of olive oil or vinegar
All of these items are usually within arm’s reach when you’re in the kitchen, so grouping them is a great way to purposely fill your kitchen bench when styling for sale.
And there you have it, all of our tips and tricks for styling a kitchen benchtop for sale. We’re all about giving our clients the tools they need to help them style their homes for sale. So if you’re on the hunt for some more info or need those extra styling tips, follow us on Instagram, read our blog or get in touch with our team for a styling quote.