Breakfast nook staging is closely related to dining room staging and eat-in kitchen staging. In kitchens with a breakfast nook, there is extra space which can be turned into a valuable asset or wasted to become an actual liability, depending on the home décor and interior design of the room. It is vital to stage this space to reflect a functional and warm atmosphere which will have potential buyers envious of your lovely home and especially interested in your kitchen facilities.
This essay details the exact methods of improving a breakfast nook space during the home selling process.
Explanation of Breakfast Nook Staging
A breakfast nook is a small dining area that is typically directly attached to the kitchen. While not a formal dining room, this little bit of luxurious space can truly set the stage for a buyer to fall head-over-heels in love with your kitchen. Never use this space for anything but an eating area. Doing so will confuse prospective buyers and make them wonder what other functional liabilities your home suffers from.
I have already detailed how to make your kitchen sparkle in my kitchen staging section, but I will provide some specific details here to bring out the best attributes of the breakfast nook for DIY stagers.
Breakfast Nook Home Staging
Here are some of my staging techniques best suited for breakfast nooks:
Declutter the space by only using proportionate items and furniture. I typically only recommend placing a table and chairs, without other items which can confuse the space. Center the table and be sure to highlight it with appropriate lighting. Make the space bright and inviting.
Do not interrupt the flow by placing furniture into the established traffic pattern of the room, especially in the preparation area of the kitchen proper.
Always set the table with all the fittings to create the atmosphere of a meal about to be served. Plates, utensils, glasses, flowers and cloth napkins in rings should always be fresh and clean on the table when the home is viewed.
Do not use the table for work or study applications when staging, as this will mislead buyers that no other areas are available for these applications.
Breakfast Nook Staging Goals
A breakfast nook is a nice addition to a home, since it helps to open up the kitchen and invite the family together to spend time together during food preparation times. It also makes service of food super easy and efficient, preserving the dining room for larger or more formal meal occasions. Be sure to match the décor of the furnishings in the breakfast nook to the cohesive design expressed in the remainder of the home.
To learn detailed information about how to set up your breakfast nook to help you sell your most prized real estate investment, contact a qualified home stager or consider doing the work yourself using the expert guidance of a home staging consultant.