Out with the Old....Rehabbing a Kitchen for Selling. Home Staging MN

Home Stager with Rooms With Style

I love most things old, including myself! Ha. But really, I love an old piece of furniture mixed in with new for a character piece. It is also fun to take an old chair and reupholster it with modern fabric for a twist.

But every once in a while you just have to scrap the old completely. No matter how cool the nostalgia.

This 1920s kitchen had seen it's better days but it had an actually ice box. Yes an ICE BOX!. And it had the pass through window for the milk man to leave his daily delivery. I love that stuff!!




It would have been so nice to have incorporated those into a new updated kitchen somehow but it just wasn't possible. The kitchen was just so small for today's standards that we needed every spec of space to make a buyer want to buy this rehabbed home.




New bright white cabinets, vinyl wood plank flooring, quartz counter tops, and a vintage look back splash brought this kitchen into the current century as well as the current decade. The original heat register is still there which is so cool and that, along with the vintage inspired back splash, keeps this modern kitchen having tons of charm.




Buyers loved it and the home sold with multiply offers and over list price.




Sometimes the old just has to go.......


When rehabbing a home for sale be sure to bring in the professionals. A professional Home Stager and experienced Realtor will be able to assist you with achieving the best return on your investment.


Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer


Comments (7)

Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Love the new Kitchen! We are currently remodeling our kitchen in our new house. 

Jan 29, 2020 10:18 AM
Shar Sitter

Oh good for you Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- . Good luck on the remodel!

Jan 30, 2020 06:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Shar,  always amazing of what a new kitchen changes the home and also the price of the home.


Jan 29, 2020 10:26 AM
Shar Sitter

For sure Will Hamm . The kitchen is the most important room in the house!

Jan 30, 2020 06:51 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is a great post featuring some fantastic content. Thank you for sharing!

Jan 29, 2020 10:29 AM
Shar Sitter

You are welcome Jeremy K. Frost 

Jan 30, 2020 06:51 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yes, sadly it does have to go at times. I'm with you though, it would have been cool to save that old ice box. However, when space is a commodity, there are tough decisions one makes. Looks great Shar. 

Jan 29, 2020 11:56 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . Yes, if I could have saved that old ice box I would have!

Jan 30, 2020 06:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Fantastic job on the kitchen Shar! Your choices of color, tile & appliances were spot on based on how much interest you had from buyers.

Jan 29, 2020 01:02 PM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS . The buyers did love it!

Jan 30, 2020 06:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Shar - your trained eye can appreciate the old but makes a determination of what will work best for a client, the space and the budget to properly accomplish the purpose of rehabbing a kitchen for selling.  Good job.  

Jan 30, 2020 04:38 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you so much Michael Jacobs 

Jan 30, 2020 06:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Oh yes Shar I've rehabbed many homes over the year and sometimes they just need to be gutted.  You did  a fabulous job on this kitchen! And....glad to hear it got multiple offers.

Jan 30, 2020 02:32 PM