It is essential to make an objective evaluation of your kitchen before you put your property on the market, especially with a small space. 

Ask yourself: Does it appeal to target buyers? Does it look fresh, new, current and move-in ready or does it need updating? Is it neutral in colour and style? Does it feel spacious, bright, clean and well-maintained? Do the finishes and fixtures best portray the property lifestyle?

The goal should be to create a space that feels spacious and functional but also warm and inviting at the same time. This requires a balance of streamlining and emphasizing the space that is available. 

Decorative items should be kept simple, with a focus on quality over quantity. Simple place settings with layered bowls, plates and napkins are a good choice. Consider leaving aside cutlery and stemware for a simpler look. Beautiful lifestyle items you can use include olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, a single type of fruit in a bowl or vase and a touch of greenery to bring the outside in. Consider reflective items like mirrors or glass to help boost the light in the room without being busy.

Remove anything that could be perceived as clutter or would impede the flow of traffic. Runners, tea towels, soap dishes and cleaning products are a definite no. Less is more when property lifestyling a small kitchen. Working with the right professionals to guide you through the process will ensure you get it done right, the first time!