Kitchen Counter Tops - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 12-17-2016, 05:05 PM   #16
Member
 
hkstroud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,902
Rewards Points: 5,786
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


You can purchase counter tops at Home Depot and Lowe's with one end cut to 45 degrees. They are designed to be bolted together. Normally counter tops are simply caulked to the cabinets under them and maybe to the wall.
All you have to do is cut the sink hole and cut them to length. You probably can have Home Depot or Lowe's do that for if you wish.

You should probably do something about the counter top for the sale ability of the home not to make money.

Let's say that I am your potential buyer. I will negotiate the best deal I can with you on price. I will then say that that price is contingent on a home inspection. I will then have the home inspection done. Rest assured that he will find some things that need or could be repaired. I will then demand that you make these repairs or give me an allowance about three times what I think they will cost.

You will accept one of these options. Why? Because when you signed the contingent sales contract with me, all of your other possible buyers went away.

You, of course could say no, and you and your realtor could start over. But you won't. Not for the small amount of money it will cost you to make the repairs.

If I were the seller, I would say that the house is being sold "as is". You can have a home inspection done if you wish but I am selling the house as.

What most people don't realize is that a home inspection is just a negotiating instrument. It sometimes gives the home buyers more confidence in their decision but it is primarily just a negotiating instrument.

Last edited by hkstroud; 12-17-2016 at 05:17 PM.
hkstroud is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-17-2016, 05:12 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 262
Rewards Points: 355
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


hkstroud....interesting way of puting it. This is my 3rd home, and every time I bought one, I always paid for an inspection. Always assumed it was a requirement, maybe for the bank to see that I'm getting a loan from. I know inspections come back with a buncha stuff that could/should be fixed, but I never thought of negotiating with the sales price. Sure we said fix this or that, but never changed prices due to items needing repaired.

I do like the thought of "as is" but I also have a feeling that could hurt me more than it doing good.

I am still a ways from placing it on the market, but I think if I do ANYTHING, it's going to be that counter coating that was mentioned in this thread. A lot less work, it seems. That's right up my alley . Especially when it's almost the cost of a new counter top.
crankbait09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-17-2016, 05:33 PM   #18
Member
 
hkstroud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,902
Rewards Points: 5,786
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


Just a concept that got started back in the 80's. You can sell anything you own in any condition if you can find a buyer. A home inspection is just someone's opinion. Does he know what he is talking about? Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes the inspector has been in one or more of the trades. Sometimes he just took a class.

Last edited by hkstroud; 12-17-2016 at 05:37 PM.
hkstroud is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to hkstroud For This Useful Post:
BayouRunner (12-17-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-17-2016, 05:55 PM   #19
Member
 
hkstroud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,902
Rewards Points: 5,786
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


Haven't shopped counter tops lately but I would not expect to pay that much for a normal size kitchen counter top. Probably take me about two hours to install and I know what it is going to look like.

Last edited by hkstroud; 12-17-2016 at 05:58 PM.
hkstroud is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2016, 07:53 PM   #20
Usually Confused
 
lenaitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,894
Rewards Points: 2,018
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


Depending on the location of the larger mark, you could put a nice bowl of fruit or flowers over it during showings. The smaller ones are pretty close to the edge. If you're halfways artistic, you could try to match it with a tube of artists paint and a fine brush. All you are trying to do is not have something that draws the eye.

A problem with replacing the countertop is that it then may be incongruously new with the rest of the kitchen, and possibly stand out more. I'm not a fan of spending money on upgrades just to sell, but a lot does depend on what type of market you are in. I have seen very expensive almost new kitchen cabinets at Restore.

I have only used a home inspector once and only because it was a 'century home' and wanted a second opinion. I don't recall any buyer of places we have sold using an inspector. A second visit with a parent, yes, but it was a farm and dad ran a working farm and the son wanted his opinion.
lenaitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 05:28 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 262
Rewards Points: 355
Default

Re: kitchen counter tops


As for the spots, they are actually located within inches of the front edge. So impossible to hide them with a pretty object. they are to the left and right of the sink. Which is why I thought about painting them with a counter top applicator. It's only temporary to make it look prettier than what it does.

I have a very long and deep counter top, so I would think replacing them would cost me more than a normal sized one. Here is a layout with dimensions. The image is kinda blurry, but you get the idea.

Counter top layout by Shawn D, on Flickr

I am still a bit away from listing the house, so I have this to think about. Definitely leaning towards some type of paint/applicator
crankbait09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kitchen counter edging? TxJack Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 0 03-31-2014 05:50 PM
Gfci kitchen counter FrankLa Electrical 5 02-23-2014 10:05 AM
Laminate counter tops, can they be joined? Strife_Design Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 6 07-05-2013 11:12 AM
Laminated Kitchen Counter Top damaged tk3000 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 01-14-2012 08:07 AM
Painting kitchen counter tops with Rustoleum Irisg Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 10-16-2009 06:11 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts