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Old 09-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #16
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KAdams: I do not like Peel & Stick floors or even linoleum for that matter...I think they look cheap too! I like natural wood or stone floors myself. This peel & stick we are thinking of getting is much thicker than regular peel & stick and looks like slate. My mom also brought up the vinyl flooring planks as a possibility ($2.94 sq ft). When I go back to Lowes or Home Depot I'm going to look more at the flooring. Thanks for your input. We could consider sheet flooring. The kitchen and bath are so tiny! Yeah $2K isn't much of a budget but I've seen them work wonders with $2K on TV. The houses in this neighborhood sell for between $15,000 and $80,000 so a potential buyer isn't going to expect high-grade stuff...but I'll do my best!

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #17
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KAdams: I do not like Peel & Stick floors or even linoleum for that matter...I think they look cheap too! I like natural wood or stone floors myself. This peel & stick we are thinking of getting is much thicker than regular peel & stick and looks like slate. My mom also brought up the vinyl flooring planks as a possibility ($2.94 sq ft). When I go back to Lowes or Home Depot I'm going to look more at the flooring. Thanks for your input. We could consider sheet flooring. The kitchen and bath are so tiny! Yeah $2K isn't much of a budget but I've seen them work wonders with $2K on TV. The houses in this neighborhood sell for between $15,000 and $80,000 so a potential buyer isn't going to expect high-grade stuff...but I'll do my best!
Sounds to me like you know what will look good and what won't. I'd say your instincts should serve you well. Pat your mom on the back; she had a pretty good idea, and one that I didn't think to suggest. That floating plank floor stuff isn't too bad as long as the floor is flat and smooth, and I'd say it's more durable and nicer looking than any stick-on tiles could hope to be, not to mention a lot faster and easier to install. I like the idea!

Now I think someone needs to inject a little humour in to this project of yours. Levity always makes this stuff easier, so...

I've always liked to err on the side of caution. For example, the next owners of the house are likely to curse you when the peel-and-sticks start coming up and sticking to their feet instead of the floor. Ordinarily, there's no real harm in this, but what if the next owners are witch doctors, or something? You never know! I sure wouldn't wanna have witch doctors peeved at my choice in flooring! (Note: I really need to stop falling asleep during X-Files re-runs.)
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #18
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On the kitchen window, I'd remove the blinds and the lace curtain and just leave the window bare, unless there's an ugly view.

I'm not sure what's going on over the kitchen sink. If that light and other stuff can be removed without leaving damage to the tile / cabinets, I'd do that.
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You might want to pay a local realestate agent to give you their opinion on what is needed to move the house faster. I am thinking that if the kitchen is very outdated updating one feature or updating inexpensively may not make a difference. It will still be outdated and most people will identify the need for a full renovation durring negotiations. Just my opinion. I could be totally wrong.
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You might want to pay a local realestate agent to give you their opinion on what is needed to move the house faster.
Probably the best money spent! I realize this is an old post, but truth is what it is.
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I'd be really careful what I replaced. It's an "old person house" no matter how much makeup you put on it. The people who buy it will most likely have renovations in mind that could include tearing out a lot of your coverup work.

My wife and I bought an "Old lady house" a few years ago and they certainly marketed the hell out of the hardwood floors even though they were covered by 50 year old carpet and needed to be sanded.

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