As a military spouse of 17yrs, I dream of the day I am free and can purchase/remodel/build that dream house. Ironically, my husband and I don't know where that "nirvana place" is. After living all over the country, we don't know where that perfect place is for us. There are several places we like, and I have made a habit of stalking those real estate markets. There is recent disturbing trend I have noticed in perusing the many MLS photos, that I feel compelled to speak out. Home sellers, please stop installing granite on outdated cabinets. Here are just a few examples I've come across in the past month. Note, these are not inexpensive homes.
Nope! Outdated oak cabinets with horrible hardware. Please get rid of the fake plants too.
I have no words. Baltic Brown granite too. Lets put a moratorium on the use of that color. I'm not even going to comment on the curtains.
Could they have at least taken down the wood valance..circa 1970.
Oh no they didn't? This is criminal.
I understand that cabinets are expensive. I get that. Updating a space with stainless appliances is understandable and they can at least be reused. Granite, on the other hand, is very problematic to re install. My problem is the wasteful nature of this "solution" to updating a kitchen. It really is the ultimate lipstick on a pig. Someone, will eventually have to take it out and it will most likely become land fill. It isn't responsible and it looks like crap anyway. So, sellers and realtors suggesting this solution, I beg you to stop. Have you encountered this? Feel free to send pics.