Each week, we work with people who are remodeling for the purpose of flipping a house or reselling their starter home. Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms can be an incredibly costly and time-consuming endeavor but with help from our design team, we can help make reselling for profit a breeze! Here are a few things to consider when flipping houses.
1.The location of the property.
A small home in an up and coming urban neighborhood will have different demands from a luxury vacation home on the water. Consider the median home value in your area, and the current value of the materials you are using. A luxury home with laminate countertops will not garner the same attention or price tag, as a luxury home with a nice, marbled quartz surface.
2.The color scheme of the home.
Visual appeal must be taken into account whenever you are preparing to sell a home. If you are simply replacing countertops and keeping old cabinets, you should plan on bringing a cabinet door with you when you are selecting your stone to ensure the colors will not clash.
3.The versatility of the slab you choose.
It is true that all-light, and all-dark kitchens and bathrooms are trending right now; however, most homeowners still prefer a traditional look which means contrast, and neutral colors. It is important to remain cognizant of the fact that you are not designing your dream kitchen or bathroom – you are helping to design the future home owners dream kitchen or bathroom. Granite such as Napoli White, or New Venetian Ice are both common colors that rarely clash with cabinets, fixtures, or tile work.
4.The true market value of the home.
Quartz, granite, and marble countertops all have the ability to raise the value of your home. But at what cost? Depending on the current market value, and the true profitability of the home, you may need to scale down, or scale up on the total you are willing to spend on countertops. At Southern Stone, our granite prices start at $36 per square foot, and our quartz starts at $40 per square foot. Plus, we have a large selection of remnant stone you can choose from for small jobs that will save you even more money on the total installation cost!