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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:16 PM

Need opinions on tile counter-top reglazing and bathtub reglazing

I will be putting my home on the market soon and had a couple of questions and could use some feedback from regular folks.

I currently have tile counter-tops in the kitchen and they are the ugly almond with gold speckles. This stuff also covers the backsplash and is even behind my fridge clear up to the cabinet. I was thinking of getting it reglazed by professionals to white, replacing the double sink (it is old stainless steel) leaving the solid wood cabinets alone (original to house built in early 70's), replacing the floor with laminate that looks like tile.

This home is close to an entry level home price-wise so is not at the price point for granite.

The other choice was to just reglaze the backsplash, since there is so damn much of it and I don't know how the walls would be behind them and do the cheapest solid surface I can find at Home Despot. I have no clue as to what the difference in price would be. Reglazing is not cheap.

I think I am also needing to reglaze some very dated colored tile in the tub surround and probably the bathtub also.

So my questions relate to how do you view tile counter-tops, do you believe it to be a deal breaker?
Also, do any of you have experience with having reglazing done? Does it look nice and not cheap?

There is a ton of work that needs to be done here before I sell. I am overwhelmed.

TIA

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Response to Digit (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. Sounds like my parents' house. I would defer to a realtor's opinion because....

...the answer is really going to depend on multiple factors:

Other conditions of the home;

the typical buyers' taste for your city;

characteristics of the market right now, right there;

...Unless it's a hot market and desirable home and neighborhood, my opinion is that a simple reglaze is a good idea, anything more will not recoup the expense.

As I said, trust an experienced local realtor.


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Response to Digit (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:32 PM

2. I did miracle method on my bathroom Tub

It turned out beautiful but you have to be careful of the kind of cleaning products you use. You absolutely cannot use bleach and anything that has bleach in it.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:11 AM

3. Do you mean that you did the work yourself?

Not that I would attempt such a thing on my own, but I was just curious.

Oh, and I had already read that harsh chemicals and abrasives were prohibited and I understand why.
It makes total sense.

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