Everyone is sick to death of my preaching about how important kitchens and bathrooms are to Homebuyers. I know, I know, I know.
I harp on it, don't I?
I thought I would share some ideas on some quick fixes to remodel your kitchen and bath if they need a little spruce up before hitting the market. A little money now will save you a lot of money in carrying costs and pricing.
- If your tile is horrific, re-glazing is probably the cheapest option. I only recommend white. With re-glazing, they spray one color, so if you choose blue, the grout lines will also be blue and it screams "This has been re-glazed."
- If you're up for a little bit of a challenge, tile is cheap. You can buy some 12 x 12 for $.60 and re-tile your floor and tub surround. You have to be handy (or have some money to pay for the labor), but it's a showstopper to have a "new" bathroom. Keep the tub to avoid a lot of plumbing costs.
- Putting in a new toilet and sink, and repainting can often be enough to give the illusion of a new bathroom.
- Don't try to hide bad tile, work with it. As I've said before Brown/Pink and Brown/Blue are the new hot colors, so you may be able to salvage those 50's bathrooms.
- Paint your cabinets a crisp white and change the hardware.
- A piece of granite thrown on top of any cabinet is going to "wow" a consumer. Call granite suppliers and try to find a leftover slab that they can give you cheap.
- Peel and stick tiles are your friend. Upgrade to the dollar ones that have "grout lines" in them. They look a million times better than the others.
- Your appliances should match. If you have a stainless refrigerator and dishwasher, you need to buy a stainless stove. The reason is that the "odd man out" might as well get up and scream "I'm old!" DON'T OFFER A CREDIT!
Want some more tips? Or recommendations for tile guys, plumbers, etc. Shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help.