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Selling a Home: Cheerful, Well-Placed Props in the Kitchen

Filling the Kitchen with a Nice Scent Will Make It Seem More Inviting

A pleasant, working kitchen is near the top of most buyers’ list of priorities when buying a home.  A terrific kitchen can easily sell a house, so any time you spend improving yours is time well-spent.

Even the most modern kitchen should have some homey touches that make the room inviting, so set the scene with a few carefully selected props:

  • An open cookbook
  • A copper colander filled with fresh fruit or berries
  • A bunch of carrots on a wooden cutting board
  • A ceramic mixing bowl and wire whisk

You should also fill your kitchen with a rich scent that will appeal to the buyers.  Here’s a stove-top mix that is guaranteed to have buyers longing to whip up a batch of cookies in your oven:

Granny’s Aromatic Scent

1 whole nutmeg

5 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole allspice

1 tablespoon whole cloves

Halve the nutmeg and add all ingredients to 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer.

Being that the holidays are on us, maybe you want to try one of these five Christmas scents instead.

In the heat of summer, when the scents of baking bread and simmering cinnamon may seem a bit too heavy, a bowl of lemons on the counter will provide a fresh and pleasant aroma.  Or, the simplest of all, just brew a pot of coffee just before your buyers arrive.  Its hearty scent appeals to almost everyone, even non-coffee drinkers.

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