3 Design Choices That Could Make Your Flip Harder to Clean for Buyers

3 Design Choices That Could Make Your Flip Harder to Clean for Buyers

Published On: December 1st, 2021Last Updated: November 30th, 2021Categories: Real Estate, Selling, TipsTags: , , , , ,

You want your flip property to be as appealing as possible to buyers, so making the right design decisions is key. Certain choices, however, could make your flip more difficult for potential buyers to keep clean. Here are some of them.

Overmount Farmhouse Sinks

The modern farmhouse home style has enduring popularity, and farmhouse sinks are a feature that has transcended this style and found its way into many modern kitchen designs.

While an undermount farmhouse sink sits beneath a countertop, an overmount one sits on top of the counter and the raised lip of the sink can cause soap scum to collect around the edges. Buyers unused to overmount sinks may have to work harder to keep things clean. To eliminate the added fuss, you could opt to install an undermount version of the sink.

Dark Kitchen Counters

Black kitchen countertops can make for a dramatic design, but while you may think they are perfect for hiding spills and tidbits, the dark pigment actually contrasts with crumbs and reflects most spills and dribbles. When it comes to cleaning, this can make them high maintenance for homeowners.

If your kitchen design has black counters and you want to mitigate the upkeep for buyers, consider using black as an accent countertop–to cover an island, for instance–rather than as the predominant surface in the kitchen.

White Grout and Small Tiles

White grout shows stains more easily than darker pigments and can make a bathroom shower or floor harder to keep looking clean. Creating a bathroom design that has gout in pigments like beige, grey, or black, can help hide dirt, stains, and the look of aging gout.

Also, think about using bigger tiles on your bathroom floors and in showers, since larger tiles can mean fewer grout lines for buyers to keep clean.