I’ve renovated every home I’ve ever owned, but I’ve never done a flip like I’m doing for the Penthouse Plunge series. Sure, there are different economic elements to consider when you’re flipping, which often shake out of tastes (my specific versus the great unwashed public’s). Armed with my budget and thoughts on what everyone wants versus what I’d want, I went shopping.
For those wondering what I’m talking about, I purchased a double penthouse at The Claridge last September that I’m splitting back in two. I’m flipping the larger, swankier corner unit while I keep and live in the smaller side (that’s still pretty darn big). The framing has gotten to the stage where kitchens can be measured with accuracy.
When renovating, cabinets have possibly the longest lead time (depending on your selection). Sure, I would whirl over to Home Depot and have a kitchen installed in a few days with off-the-rack cabinets. But this is a penthouse, and so the buyer expects more.
More than I’d ever done before. So I had to do my own research.