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Get Connected => Real Estate & Home Improvement => Topic started by: badperson on August 26, 2019, 10:43:37 AM

Title: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: badperson on August 26, 2019, 10:43:37 AM
I was going thru my old posts on this board, and  I  first asked about a bathroom reno in 2012... ::)
but I think next year I am going to do both kitchen and bath, and am about to get the ball rolling making sure I am good with the co-op board and making sure I have all my research done.

In looking thru my kitchen options, my current kitchen setup has a small dishwasher and a large built-in microwave, I use neither with great regularity, especially the dishwasher which is basically useless.

If I leave these items out in a kitchen renovation, will that negatively impact resale?
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: carrefour_ny on August 26, 2019, 10:50:12 AM
A dishwasher has a great appeal esp in our neighborhood where not all bldgs allow them, so leaving it out will likely mean losing a sale perk.

The microwave is also standard but if you want to get rid of the built-in one, there are other ways to accommodate a microwave, unlike a dishwasher.
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: badperson on August 26, 2019, 11:11:36 AM
thanks for reply...that is basically what I figured and basically where I am going. Will need to find an apt dishwasher that doesn't suck...  ;D
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: carrefour_ny on August 26, 2019, 01:33:27 PM
Glad this was helpful. I don't know what your criteria are but I have a Bosch dishwasher, and I'm very happy with it. It's super economical from water use point of view, and very quiet. Good luck.
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: am315 on August 26, 2019, 04:34:19 PM
Let me second the Bosch recommendation. They make great quality, super quiet dishwashers. And if you don't have a lot of space they have a model that's smaller than standard. It's perfect for a small kitchen. PC Richard may carry it.
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: Minimal4me on October 12, 2019, 04:24:23 PM
We renovated our kitchen last year about this time (I can't believe it's been almost a year) and after researching I wanted either a Bosch or Miele dishwasher (for the upper cutlery rack, upper spray arm, and quiet). I got a used panel-ready Miele on Craigslist for $125 and it works like a dream. If you're on a budget, you can get some great appliances on CL. That DW came from a luxury home in Bedford whose new buyer was replacing an almost new kitchen. Crazy but true.
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on October 12, 2019, 10:02:35 PM
Sounds like you lucked out!
Title: Re: studio kitchen/bath renovation
Post by: Ms. Jackson on October 13, 2019, 08:50:22 AM
I have a Bosch, too, and it is great. Super quiet.