Do you need a brand new kitchen?

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Real Estate Agent with Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria 0225-089134

One of the biggest questions every condo buyer and home buyer has to ask is, “How much work am I willing to take on?”

Some folks want a turnkey residence. Some folks want a residence that has brand new modern appliances and cabinets. Some people want appliances and cabinets that have never been used.

Some people don’t mind an older kitchen. Some people like the feel of a kitchen that was put in long ago.

Others like an older kitchen because they like the idea of ripping out the old and putting in the new. It can be very gratify—not to mention financially rewarding—to completely remake a residence.  As a homeowner, or condo owner, you are the ultimate authority. It is your domain to decide what will stay and what must go.  This can be a lot of fun.

But, remodeling can be a lot of work.  Living through the dust and the inconvenience can be a hassle. If you don’t know where to turn to, it can also be very expensive.  But no matter how you personally resolve the issue, it’s important to consider before you actually start shopping.

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Rainmaker
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Will,

 I wanted to replace my flooring it is tile husband so no too much dust!

Sep 15, 2015 07:19 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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I would LOVE a new kitchen, although our kitchen is relatively new and in great shape. I don't know if I could go without a kitchen for the construction time, though!

Sep 15, 2015 08:17 AM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Will great wisdom in this post and in these words:

But, remodeling can be a lot of work.  Living through the dust and the inconvenience can be a hassle. If you don’t know where to turn to, it can also be very expensive.

Sep 15, 2015 01:58 PM #3
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I remember how inconvenient it was during the construction stage. It's nice to design your own, but you have to be ready for the "mess"!

Sep 15, 2015 08:16 PM #4
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For those that want a new kitchen, the question is, how expensive is the unit that is all updated and done as opposed to the one that is original.  We are finding that more often than not, financially, it's a smarter move to buy the older one and do the updates yourself.  (Though, you do need the patience and some time to do it.) 

Sep 15, 2015 10:07 PM #5
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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Here in Manhattan, renovating will always be a big discussion, the expense and process is very different than what most people are used to.

Sep 16, 2015 12:28 AM #6
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