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Concerned, Home Buyer in Oxford, AL

Is upgrading kitchen counter to hard surface a good upgrade for resale in Oxford, AL.?

Asked by Concerned, Oxford, AL Mon Apr 6, 2009

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As a Kitchen Designer I get this question on a daily basis. Jan & Barry are right in both regards. If you are simply putting a solid surface counter(acrylic or granite) on old out-dated or worn out cabinetry then its almost throwing good money away. Everything else would detract from the beautiful new counter tops. Barry’s price estimates are a pretty good rule-of-thumb in most of the southern U.S. Another consideration if your home isn’t in the $200K category would be WilsonArt’s High Definition laminate, its not your grand-mother’s laminate. Additionally, in certain locations you may even be able to get an under-mount acrylic sinks in laminate counter tops now, along with amore/ogee edge profiles.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 16, 2009
In my opinion if you’re in a property value is over 150k it’s a good Idea, over 200k it’s a great idea, and if you’re in the $250 range it is a must. Anything under 150k will help sale the property faster but don't expect to recoup the investment. Give me a call I am in the area I would be glad to preview your property and give you some ideas and we can even take you to preview other properties in your price range to see what they have done and how you stack up to your competition
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 7, 2009
A local real estate professional would be able to best advise you on this. It is a difficult topic to comment on without knowing the home and what it has to offer. There are many factors that contribute to value that a local agent would be able to take into consideration.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 7, 2009
hello home owner,

Is the rest of your kitchen updated? To complete, the solid surface counter tops would greatly add value to your kitchen.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 6, 2009
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