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Old 04-20-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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Prepping the house for sale and I have these four sturdy cabinets along the back walll of our two car garage. The cabinets are only a couple years old and in like-new, great shape. Trying to decide if I should leave them or sell them off for cash. I wonít be taking them for myself. Do you see such cabinets adding value ó monetary or otherwise ó when the house is put up for sale (assuming I clean up the garage as welll ? Or might selling them off reap more by finding the person who likes this exact style of cabinets? They are not custom, built in cabinets which might bring more value. And taking them out might make the garage feel bigger.

Curious to hear thoughts.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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Take them out and sell if you want any value out of them. Won’t increase or decrease home value.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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They will not add any value to the house. They might make the house more attractive to the right person, but most people are not going to make a decision on a house based on has garage cabinets.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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They will not add any value to the house. They might make the house more attractive to the right person, but most people are not going to make a decision on a house based on has garage cabinets.
Agreed. If a buyer wants the cabinets, the buyer will ask for them as part of their offer. Otherwise, you can offer to sell them to the buyer or sell them on your own.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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If they were high-quality built ins with a bench, they'd add value to the right person.

All I see with those is “can’t fit the truck in there” - they’d actually be a detriment. They’ve got value on Craigslist though!
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Excellent. Time to sell them. Thanks all!
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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I agree, no value added UNLESS it was like, a set with bench. I personally gave them 2k more for the garage in my house.

Subtract kayaks and motorcycles, this is what I walked into. Told me 2k and he'd leave everything as was. DEAL. they are gladiator just like your cabinets.

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Old 04-21-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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I agree, no value added UNLESS it was like, a set with bench. I personally gave them 2k more for the garage in my house.

Subtract kayaks and motorcycles, this is what I walked into. Told me 2k and he'd leave everything as was. DEAL. they are gladiator just like your cabinets.
Nice garage! Still canít fit the truck in there though... lol.

Iíve done something similar (used epoxy for the flooring though) with the ď3rd carĒ bay (maybe you couldíve fit a VE in there anyway)
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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Nice garage! Still can’t fit the truck in there though... lol.

I’ve done something similar (used epoxy for the flooring though) with the “3rd car” bay (maybe you could’ve fit a VE in there anyway)

Surprisingly I can fit my car in it just fine, I dont own a truck and prob wont ever, (scion has a tow hitch) its a 22x22 garage so has a little room. has 2-3 feet in front and back of car from garage to bench. Quite happy! My garage is more of a showroom though, I dont do heavy stuff other than bike oil change.

OP needs to sell them, because the way they are I wouldn't want them in the garage and would become a hassle to move.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Excellent. Time to sell them. Thanks all!
Why don't you wait to see whether prospective buyers want them? If they are in like-new condition, I would pay extra for them, for example whatever they would sell for if they were on sale currently. It makes life easier when moving in to have storage already in place.
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