Connecting Colorado Neighbors-The Foerster Team: Colorado: Parker

Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops

Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops

When you buy a new construction home you get to pick the cabinets, flooring, paint color, finishes, fixtures. You can go with the builder basics to keep costs down, or you can choose upgrades. All the decisions can be overwhelming. On the other hand, it can be a lot of fun "customizing" all of these things to make the house you are buying in to your HOME.

When we bought our first new construction home (now we are experienced, we've done this twice), we didn't do very many upgrades. We went very basic. Oak cabinets. Beige carpeting (with an upgraded pad). Vinyl flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. White walls, doors and trim. Brass fixtures. (It was the 80s.)

We didn't upgrade the countertops, we went with the laminate that was offered, but we picked out color. BLUE. Can you imagine? We both loved BLUE and decided to be bold. The counters in the kitchen and the downstairs powder room were BLUE. We were Realtors in those days and we didn't think about resale.

Fast forward. We've decided to sell our house with the BLUE countertops. Guess what we are reading in the feedback? We found out, not everyone likes BLUE as much as we do. We decided if someone asked, we'd be willing to replace the counters. Thankfully we found a buyer who didn't care what color they were.

Lesson learned. When you are making decisions about a new home or a remodeling project, think ahead. Will the next owner like what you've done, or will you end up spending more money later to make that buyer happy? 

 

Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops

  

rich and donna

 

Donna Foerster

The Foerster Team

Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

REAL Market Knowledge. REAL Service. REAL Estate.

Serving Metro Denver

www.TheFoersterTeam.com

720-530-5554 (cell)

 

Equal Housing Logo

 Realtor Logo

Comment balloon 7 commentsDonna Foerster • February 22 2017 11:18PM
Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops
share
Lessons Learned: Blue Countertops When you buy a new construction home you get to pick the cabinets, flooring, paint color, finishes, fixtures. You can go with the builder basics to keep costs down, or you can choose upgrades. All the decisions can… more
Canterberry Crossing Market Report: December 2016
share
Canterberry Crossing Market Report: December 2016 About the neighborhood Canterberry Crossing (also know as Villages of Parker) is a golf course community of 2700+ single family homes and small group of townhomes (Creekside West), located off of… more
National Prescription Take Back Day - 10/22/16
share
National Prescription Take Back Day - 10/22/16 When was the last time you checked your medicine cabinet, or under the sink, in the kitchen, on your nightstand… for prescription drugs that might be expired? Now is the time to do it! You can take… more
2016 Election Candidates Forum
share
2016 Election Candidates Forum Unsure of your voting strategy for the upcoming election? You may not have the opportunity to "rub elbows" with the Presidential and Vice Presidentials candidates. You CAN meet your local candidates! This… more
Living/Aging Well in Douglas County: Seniors' Council October 2016 Mtg
share
Living/Aging Well in Douglas County: Seniors' Council October 2016 Mtg Douglas County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country when it comes to folks 60 and older. What's the best way to be prepared for this growth explosion? Education… more
What did you do today? I moved the library!
share
What did you do today? I moved the library! About a month ago, Rich and I registered to be part of the bookworm. What's that you ask? I long line of humans (the library guestimated about 1200 people registered) to pass books from the old library… more
Parker, Colorado: Library Grand Opening 2016
share
Parker, Colorado: Library Grand Opening 2016 On August 31st, the Parker Library closed in preparation for the big move to the new location across from Town Hall. The new building will be ready for it's official "unvailing" and Grand… more
Town of Parker Photo Contest for 2017 Calendar!
share
Town of Parker Photo Contest for 2017 Calendar! Would you like to have your photo included in the 2017 Town Parker Calendar and 2016 Annual Report? You might be the winning photographer! Last year's calendar and report included photos of wildlife,… more
Things To Do in Parker, CO: Parker Oktoberfest 2016
share
Things To Do in Parker, CO: Parker Oktoberfest 2016 Have you ever wondered why Oktoberfest is in September? I have! Here's the short answer: Oktoberfest began in Munich, Germay on October 12, 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and… more
Parker, Colorado: September 2016 Community Calendar
share
Parker, Colorado: September 2016 Community Calendar What's happening in Parker, Colorado is September? Town meetings, education, celebrations and fundraising, networking, festivals, concerts, recreation and the grand opening of the new library… more