Many homeowners don’t know where to start when it comes to getting their house ready. That is why they call me to help them. I helped one homeowner who started the process and then called me to get the final details in place. Initially, the homeowner knew her kitchen needed some help. When I came in, the kitchen cabinets were already painted white and they were planning on updating the counter tops from yellow formica to large black tiles. Even though counter top tiles are making a comeback, I would not ever recommend using tile for a counter top. There is too much grout to have to clean (in my opinion). I actually recommended leaving the counter tops as is because they complemented the white cabinets nicely. The floors were redone and the appliances looked brand new. If the homeowner had to, they could always provide an allowance towards new counter tops to the buyer.