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Old 04-08-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Really? I'd love a big farmer's sink. What goof invented double sinks? I can't lay a single pan in them to soak! When I replace my very worn laminate countertops with granite (tiles) I am replacing the double sink too, with the biggest single one I can afford!
Omg I totally agree about the double sink. I can't wash my pans or cutting board properly. And then water gets all over the countertops and floor. Ugh soo annoying!!!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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I love the look of those farmer's sinks - so retro 30's. And much easier to clean pots and pans in. I hve a double sink and hate it - it is useless.

I also hate that concrete look - yuck - too "industrial" for me.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, OH
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It's about the durability of granite. I think any other material is just a trend and granite is going to be around and in demand for a LONG time.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tricoastal
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I am a buyer and I COOK. If I see another kitchen with black granite, stainless appliances and cherry cabinets..... It's like everyone decided in the last 10 years that this EXACT combination was the only way to go! When you see this same kitchen over and over, over many months in different neighborhoods, it becomes undesirable. Also a lot of sellers now are re-doing kitchens in order to sell in this market, and they are finding the cheapest black granite, stainless apps and cherry cabs they can find, which look even worse b/c of the bad quality.

As a buyer I love to walk into un-renovated homes. Give me an original 1954 Cape Cod, please! I much prefer that people just leave their old 1970s or 1950s kitchens in there and let me remodel the kitchen to my tastes later.

Here's my dream kitchen:



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R8g0bl422c...11060k_1_x.jpg
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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I am a buyer and I COOK. If I see another kitchen with black granite, stainless appliances and cherry cabinets..... It's like everyone decided in the last 10 years that this EXACT combination was the only way to go! When you see this same kitchen over and over, over many months in different neighborhoods, it becomes undesirable. Also a lot of sellers now are re-doing kitchens in order to sell in this market, and they are finding the cheapest black granite, stainless apps and cherry cabs they can find, which look even worse b/c of the bad quality.

As a buyer I love to walk into un-renovated homes. Give me an original 1954 Cape Cod, please! I much prefer that people just leave their old 1970s or 1950s kitchens in there and let me remodel the kitchen to my tastes later.

Here's my dream kitchen:



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R8g0bl422c...11060k_1_x.jpg
Ewww.. White cabinets. Those are so yesterday!!!! hahaha..
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Tricoastal
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LOL!!!!!!!! I know, I know. I am a sucker for those white cabinets, even though it will suck to clean them.....
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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LOL!!!!!!!! I know, I know. I am a sucker for those white cabinets, even though it will suck to clean them.....
Our kitchen has white cabinets and I really like them!!! Not a problem to keep clean - quick wipe down and they look great - at least I can see the dirt on them and deal with it!!!!!

I've never been a fan of cherry/hickory/oak cabinets.

I also was put off by seeing cherry/granite/stainless/black - in every other house we viewed.

At the end of the day, we all go for what we like - I personally prefer something like Saltzman's "dream kitchen" as opposed to what I always think of as The McKitchen And there's nothing worse than heavy dark wood, stainless steel/black in a smaller kitchen.

Another thing I don't like is this fad for stuffing fake greenery on top of the cabinets. Dust traps.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I am a buyer and I COOK. If I see another kitchen with black granite, stainless appliances and cherry cabinets..... It's like everyone decided in the last 10 years that this EXACT combination was the only way to go! When you see this same kitchen over and over, over many months in different neighborhoods, it becomes undesirable. Also a lot of sellers now are re-doing kitchens in order to sell in this market, and they are finding the cheapest black granite, stainless apps and cherry cabs they can find, which look even worse b/c of the bad quality.

As a buyer I love to walk into un-renovated homes. Give me an original 1954 Cape Cod, please! I much prefer that people just leave their old 1970s or 1950s kitchens in there and let me remodel the kitchen to my tastes later.

Here's my dream kitchen:



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R8g0bl422c...11060k_1_x.jpg
I like the white cabinets also, but I also like the cherry too. I don't care for stainless steel either. You always see fingerprints on that stuff!

I wish more homes just left the dated kitchens also so I could just remodel it as well. It's tough to find a house though that's not been upgraded also.

It's like uhhh no thanks, I don't want to pay an extra 10, 20 grand for granite countertops...Especailly when I don't care for it!
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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As a buyer I love to walk into un-renovated homes. ... I much prefer that people just leave their old 1970s or 1950s kitchens in there and let me remodel the kitchen to my tastes later.
I second that!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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I should have looked for houses where you guys looked-every house I looked at where I live 'including the one I bought' LOL, had a kitchen that looked like it needed a wrecking ball! When we thought we'd be able to move to NC and looked at new homes there, I was in love with the gorgeous kitchens (we ended up staying in CT).

I'd of rather had the kitchen done before I moved in-because now that I'm in, it's not going to get done, lets be real : ) It's ok, I did clean it up real good and got new stainless appliances (which I am thrilled with) and brushed stainless knobs-and hopefully will get around to doing the gross countertop soon (really, I won't lol) and the undone backsplash.

But really, as a recent buyer, a 'done' kitchen is a big selling point for me. I'm not planning to move from here, but if I did, I'd go ahead and do the kitchen.
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