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How to Photograph Your Kitchen: 5 Tips to Help You Sell
So, you’ve decided that that time has come to sell your designer kitchen through Kitchen Exchange and replace it with something new. That is a great idea, as people buy used kitchens through our company all the time.
However, you really need to ensure that you have some great photographs if you wish to make a real impact. Poor quality photography is off-putting to potential customers. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so to sell your kitchen, you’ll need some high-quality, professional-looking snaps to entice potential buyers. We’ve put together this guide to help you sell your used kitchen. Below are 5 tips to help you get the best out of your kitchen shots.
1. Don’t use artificial light
Using artificial light can make your photograph look dull or make the colours in the photograph look washed-out. Artificial lighting has a yellow hue to it, which means that when you take your shot, anything with the light cast upon it will have its colour altered. Instead, use as much natural light as possible. This helps to ensure that your kitchen looks bright and enticing, and not like a dark room that nobody dares venture into!
2. Choose your moment
Taking photographs in the evening or night time is a bad idea. The last tip said don’t use artificial light (if possible), so it makes sense that you should therefore take your photographs in the day. This will mean that your kitchen is bathed in natural light – perfect for those shots to help you sell your used kitchen. Make sure that your kitchen blinds are opened fully to allow for maximum light to enter the room.
3. Appearance is everything
Making sure your kitchen actually looks nice is one of the most important factors. Try styling your kitchen out by placing two cups of tea next to the kettle, or putting a vase of flowers in the shot. These aesthetics help used kitchen buyers to imagine themselves in the space. One thing you really should avoid is having a pile of dishes in the drying rack, or the remnants of last night’s take-away sat on the worktop.
4. Choose your angle
Taking your kitchen photographs from a number of different angles helps to give used kitchen buyers the ‘whole story’. They want to see how your kitchen works and how the surfaces work with the rest of the kitchen. They want to see a nice streamlined kitchen, so try taking photographs of the worktops from chest height as well as from a bird’s-eye view.
5. Painting the whole picture
The most important shot you take will be the photograph of the entire kitchen. If you have the facility to take a 360° images, then do so. Most smartphones come with this technology, as do good quality, modern D-SLR cameras. If you don’t have this facility, then make sure you take a shot from the kitchen entrance, with a bird’s-eye viewpoint. This means you can maximise the amount of kitchen in your shot, so you get more ‘bang for the buck’ in terms of the impact your image has.