should i invest in new kitchen counters before listing?
so the million dollar question of the week in this house is--should we invest a couple of thousand on countertops to 'finish' off the kitchen before listing?
the house is 95% done, inside and out, but dh is ill and, well you can guess the rest.
we live downhill from a ski area in an area of bdrm communites and resort homes in vermont.
ours may or may not be the nicest house on the road, but for sure we have the most amazing backyard--waterfalls and swimming holes just outside the back of the house plus acreage.
the last thing to do would have been a fabulous new kitchen, and i have the architect's plans for it still.
instead we have our 11'6x 15 extremely well functioning kitchen which has cruddy ancient mismatched counters. i know installing counters would make the kitchen look 100% better,but have to do it on an extremely limited budget.
the rest of the house has high end materials throughout, so part of me thinks soapstone,being all vermonty and all.
but at double the cost will take longer to accomplish and thus longer to list.
i happen to like formica and can get the job done in laminate for 2 grand i bet.
which would you do?
realtors insist i get new counters no matter what.