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BEFORE AND AFTER: MY PAINTED AND STAGED KITCHEN

My kitchen. It’s my baby, my everything. I spend ALL of my time in here, or at least it feels that way! As far as staging goes, it didn’t take much for it to get ready. I keep my countertops almost completely free of anything that isn’t essential. I’m not a neat freak by any means, but I am really particular when it comes to the kitchen. For preparing to put the house on the market, we did declutter the interiors of the cabinets [though that didn’t last very long, since there are SO many kitchen supplies I am incapable of living without!]. Throughout the day, there’s lots of natural light in the kitchen, so keeping all our house plants in place helps highlight that. I simplified what I kept on the open shelf cabinet, leaving only white serving pieces to give it a clean look. What really transformed the kitchen was the white paint on the walls. Nearly the entire house was painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster, a perfect ‘Goldilocks’ white in my eyes: not too warm, not too cool and just right. It instantly made the kitchen feel larger, brighter and more streamlined. The few hits of color in the space [mostly varying shades of blue and teal] now add a subtle pop to the kitchen. This kitchen is so functional and beautiful, it didn’t take much work [other than a little tidying and paint] to bring it to life for the staging photos. Check out a few ‘Before and After’ shots below!

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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