Remember that video blog I did a while ago “Will Installting Granite Sell Your House House Faster?‘ Well, here is the Before and After of the kitchen I was talking about. The house has now been staged and is up for sale. My client just sent me these photos:
This was the kitchen where the real estate agent had said, “Just install granite, that will sell the house!”
Here it is now painted white with new stainless appliances and charcoal quartz countertops. My client did not take out the tile for this little reno. The walls are OC-28 Collingwood. The cabinets are painted in
The floors were originally oak and had been stained a dark cherry colour. The previous homeowners had also taken the oak fireplace and stained it the same colour and it did NOT work at all. It also did not relate to the existing kitchen in this incarnation. My clients were refinishing the floors and I advised them to paint the oak/cherry mantle as it had not been done well and clashed with the existing pink/purple tile.
After – Much better!
And, instead of installing granite in all three of the dated bathrooms in the home (like the realtor had advised) they instead used the money they had to refresh the house for resale in the kitchen for a much better bang for the buck. My clients did the staging themselves and I think they did a great job!
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