Preparing to sell: To tile or not to tile?
My partner and I bought our home about 3 years ago. It's our first home. We had initially planned to "make it our own" and bought a bank owned home with some cosmetic issues. Since then, I've returned to school to get my PhD and we are discussing selling the home for something more manageable. I am the one who does all the planning, the cleaning and the renovating so it obviously won't get done while I'm busy in school. So far I've put in all new hardwood floors, painted everything, replaced the baseboards, built a firepit in our backyard, built a front porch railing and we purchased new granite tile for the kitchen, bathrooms and entryway.
My problem: There are still some unfinished issues. For example: the kitchen and bathroom are half-par and we had intended on buying new cabinetry but it's not really an option if we want to move. So with that, do I put the new tile down around the existing cabinetry, or do I just leave the tile with the buyer and let them decide whether to use it or not. The big issue with the floor is it is in bad condition. It is nasty linoleum in both bathrooms and the kitchen. It has been peeling up since we bought the house. Placed up against my very expensive hardwood floors and it looks ridiculous. I'm afraid if I remove the cabinetry to put the floor down, the cabinets will fall apart. It was not put in by professionals and it has some damage already. They're definitely usable and could look fine with some paint but they're not in top condition.