Cabinet Remodeling When Flipping A Property

If you're looking to flip a property, making cost-effective remodeling decisions can give you a better return on your investment and attract buyers to the property. One of the most cost-effective remodeling projects is cabinet remodeling.

Here are some steps to take when starting a cabinet remodeling project on a property you're flipping:   

Broad Appeal

New cabinets can give a kitchen or bathroom an updated, modern look and can add value to a property. However, because you don't know who the potential buyer of the property will be, it's important to give the remodeled cabinets a broad appeal.

  • Making Your Choice: the first step in cabinet remodeling is to decide on the type of cabinets you want to install. There are several options to choose from, including stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom cabinets. Stock cabinets are the most affordable option and are readily available at home improvement stores. Semi-custom cabinets offer more options in terms of size and style, while custom cabinets are tailored to your specific needs and can include unique features like pull-out shelves and built-in organizers. For broader appeal, it's important to look at similar properties in the area that have sold recently. Looking at the cabinets in these properties might help guide your decision-making.

Measuring and Finishing

Cabinet remodeling projects are cost-effective because they involve making a big change without having to make structural alternations to a property.

  • Measuring: when measuring the space where the cabinets will be installed. You should measure the width, height, and depth of the space, as well as any existing plumbing or electrical outlets. When you measure it once, you should measure it again. This will double-check your work and help you avoid making a costly mistake, as it is important to have accurate measurements so that the new cabinets will fit properly and function as intended.
  • Finishing: the finish of the remodeled cabinets can come in a variety of styles. From traditional and modern, to contemporary and rustic, it's important to consider several finishing styles. Some popular finishes include painted, stained, and glazed. Ultimately, the style and finish you choose should complement the overall design of the house and appeal to potential buyers.

Delivering and Installing

The final stages of a cabinet remodeling project can be rewarding and frustrating.

  • Ordering: once you've ordered your cabinets and they are delivered to the site, you should inspect them for damage. If the cabinets have been damaged then do not install them, as the manufacturer should provide undamaged replacements.
  • Installation: the final step is to remove the existing cabinets, if any, and prepare the space for the new cabinets. This may include removing old countertops, repositioning plumbing, and electrical outlets, and making any necessary repairs to the walls or flooring. Finally, the new cabinets can be installed. This process typically involves attaching the cabinets to the wall and securing them in place.