Clean lines are always good. Stick with a theme, an easy go to is black and white then you can add in some accent colors. Curtains always help warm a home. Furniture paints a picture in the buyers mind of how they see themselves in the home. Many times the buyer will want some of the items in the staged home to stay. : )... more
Call a contractor, it is probably the same as removing a driveway or anything else. Get 3 estimates and make sure your contracter will pull the necessary permits to do the work.
Debbie Albert, PA
Coldwell Banker Residential... more
It really depends on the climate you live in, I would say wood is best and then you can seal it to protect it from deteriorating. Metal might seem more logical as to lasting longer however asthetically most homes have wood and it does look better, it is warmer and more inviting. I have seen some PVC white fencing products that look really nice so that might be an option also. One last thing, if you live in an area with an HOA they might have certain restrictions on allowable fencing products, if thats the case always check with them first. Hope this helps.... more
If your current appliances are in good, working condition, I wouldn't replace them. Although some buyers prefer stainless steel appliance especially in the higher price range, others do not care. If you are remodeling the entire kitchen and need to replace the appliances, I would go with stainless steel.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
I'd go with the nearly indestructible tile if you frequent the beach (bring back sand) or have kids and/or dogs. However, I think real hardwood would be the best when considering re-sale value and is a classic look that never goes out of style. You just have to take some care not to scratch the finish - so if that doesn't jive well with your lifestyle - then the tile choice might make the most sense for you. One other drawback to wood - if you ever get a leak in your home, it could ruin the wood while tile will hold up beautifully even in a flood.
In terms of resale my recommendation would be for wood floors. Since you don't personally care for them I would probably go with the tile throughout as long as that wouldn't price you out of the rest of the development. If you are going to use carpet, I would use as little as possible (i.e. just in the living area) and go with tile in the rest. Whatever you do, don't put carpet in the kitchen.
When you say engineered, I'm wondering if you mean laminate? If so, check out some of the non-laminate engineered wood products that are available for slab installation. You may be pleasantly surprised.... more
Your probably going to have to raise your credit scores to 640 before refinancing. I would speak to a lender about your options. Also, how old is the appraisal? If it's more than a few months old it will most likely need another once your credit comes up.
Best of luck!
Aaron Sims... more
If you are looking to sell the house the more simple it is the better that the buyers can see their own stuff in the house. If you are doing it for yourself and you plan on staying for a long time then I say go for it. Personally I like Santa Fe style décor but that is just me.
OC Homes Realty
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Pickerington is the only home of the 4 you mentioned that would be a reproduction the others are 60's & 70's colonials typical facades & floor plans foudn through out Hudson. 2571 Pickerington was a custom built home & designed by an architect from New England.... more
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You need an architect, not an interior designer. An interior designer will work with what's there. If you're using a contractor (and your friend can't handle the planning part), then you need an architect.
Hope that helps.... more