Profile picture for pjbdsr10

Should i update my 1985 condo? I already have new carpet/paint. Sink/counter in kitchen is1985.

  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
September 01 2010 - Sylvania
We think we've answered this question for you!
  • Be a Good Neighbor. Be respectful and on-topic. No spam or self-promotion! See our Good Neighbor Policy.
 
 

Answers (6)

Best Answer
Profile picture for wetdawgs
Should you update it?   Well, it depends.  

Are you planning on staying there?   Does the kitchen work well, sink in great shape, drawers and cupboards solid?   If so, there is no urgent need to make a change.  If it seems date, you can paint the cupboards and perhaps install a new counter top. 

Or, if drawers are iffy, cupboard shelves like cardboard, the surface looks awful, counter chipped and stained - then redoing it may give you a lot more pleasure.

If you are thinking about resale, look at the above questions.  A poorly functional kitchen can be a very big negative, but kitchen updates are not cheap.
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
September 01 2010
I am both a Realtor and work for this cabinet company, and in my experience the Kitchen has one of the best opportunities to produce a WOW factor than any other location in the home - master bath being #2. Depending on the size, you can change the cabinets and counter tops without spending a great deal of money. The key is to update without breaking the bank. Stay in a reasonable Budget. Of course, Quality is important too. Appraisers take quality into account when producing Value...Buyers do too...and after-all, Buyer-Appeal is what you are seeking to make a sale, right?!!
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
November 07 2010
The kitchen is probably the best room in the house to spend money on and if it's not been updated since 1985, you're probably due.  Lots of people update right before selling and don't get to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful new kitchen.  I would also say don't do it until you can do it right,  if you take shortcuts it can really backfire on you when you are ready to sell.
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
October 18 2010
As Pat mentioned, the Kitchen is the "Hub" and life-blood of the home. Found a least expensive way Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets, an article I recently discovered and published. Good Luck!
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
October 18 2010
If you are selling your condo, and have the money to update your kitchen, I suggest that you do so.  Your condo will stand out from the competition.  The kithchen tends to be the "hub of the home."
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
September 01 2010
Are you planning on selling?  Does it need updating?  Give the forum some additional information and I'm sure you will get some sound opinions.

Simon Mills
Mills Realty
  Flag content
Close
Report a Problem

Please enter a valid email address.

Close
Content flagged

We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

Close
We're Sorry
This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
September 01 2010
 
Related Questions
Should i update my 1985 condo? I already have new carpet/paint. Sink/counter in kitchen is1985.
Profile picture for BRMCabinets
Latest answer by BRMCabinets
November 07 2010 | 6 answers
should I update my condo?
Be A Good Neighbor

Zillow Advice depends on each member to keep it a safe, fun, and positive place. If you see abuse, flag it. More on our Good Neighbor Policy.

Homes for Sale
  1. 5148 Allen St, Sylvania, OH Home For Sale
    5148 Allen St, Sylvania, OH 43560

     For Sale: $159,900

    • Beds: 8
    • Sqft: 3047
    • Baths: 2.5
    • Lot: 10296
  2. 3147 Waldmar Rd, Toledo, OH Home For Sale
    3147 Waldmar Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

     For Sale: $92,000

    • Beds: 4
    • Sqft: 1580
    • Baths: 2.0
    • Lot: 6969
  3. 5679 Monroe St BLDG 3, Sylvania, OH Home For Sale
    5679 Monroe St BLDG 3, Sylvania, OH 43560

     For Sale: $49,900

    • Beds: 1
    • Sqft: 804
    • Baths: 1.0
    • Lot: --