The tiling in the room looks very institutional especially where it is tiled
around the tiny window without any window casing. Why is the backsplash tile
so thick that they had to use those heavy edge tiles? The grout lines are so
heavy and pronounced. The layout is not bad, and not worth changing but
getting rid of the bad tile job would go a long way to improving the room.
While I see a lot of that type of tile countertops on TV in old and new
houses, in this area they are not considered to be "in", in fact would
devaluate a house. Either solid granite, a sythetic such as Corian, or at
the cheapest, colourcore laminate would look better (in order of
Subject: How to upgrade fairly new kitchen?
Date: November 21, 2005 12:46 AM
I have a fairly new tract house that I'd upgrade the kitchen on and I need
tips on the best things to do so it looks less generic cookie-cutter and
helps resale down the road.
Check out the current pics.
I'd like to upgrade the counters. They are tile, but not a high grade of
tile. Don't know if it's worth tearing out the tile counters and replacing
them with granite slab or granite tiles. Maybe just replacing the plain
tile backsplashes with something more interesting?
I definitely want to replace the existing sink and faucet with better
quality replacements and replace the vinyl floor with either hardwood or
tile to match the rest of the house. Can the current sink be removed
without major damage to the counters?
Is there anything that can be done with the cabinets to give a more upscale
look other than tearing them out and replacing them? Restaining or painting
or adding door handles?
I'm replacing the dishwasher because I don't like the performance.
Stainless steel seems to be the current fad, but then I'd need to get a new
range, microwave hood and refrigerator to match and the current appliances
are still pretty new.