We live in an age where acronyms and abbreviations are considered normal and there are no dictionaries to turn to for help in deciphering them. They speed up communication time when you are texting or emailing because we live in a hurried society. On some occasions, they actually slow communication channels because it takes additional time to try and figure out what is being conveyed. LOL (lots of luck) in figuring them out.

With that being said, K.I.S. stands for “keeping it simple” when you are considering options for remodeling your condominium unit for a great R.O.I. (return on investment).

All of us realize that the best places to put our remodeling dollars are kitchens and bathrooms. Many renters are searching for units that are modern and they are willing to pay top dollar for the effort. It does not need to be elaborate to transform the space from 1978 or so into a current unit that is eye-catching and loaded with appeal. You will be able to recap the expenditures in a short period of time. It will most certainly make you proud to show the remodeled space to others. How attractive is that two bedroom/one bath unit that has an outdated look to it anyway? It is probably very difficult to rent.



In the course of 30 days, it can be transformed into a dynamic, desirable space that prospective tenants will be falling over themselves to rent at market prices.

Simple upgrades like kitchen cabinets with stainless-steel, barrel-type handles, new counter-tops, sink, faucet, under cabinet puck lights and installation of clear glass in some of the upper cabinets yields an attractive look. For flooring, install click-and-lock luxurious horizontal vinyl planks throughout the unit for a continuous look, or choose Armstrong’s Alterna, which captures the timeless look of stone. For the bathroom, keep it simple with white tubs and white-on-white, cultured-marble wall surrounds and matching brushed-nickel finishes.

Town & Country Builders LLC is a licensed general contracting design build firm, which has been serving Oahu for the past 32 years in the construction industry. It specializes in custom homes, remodels, additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications/improvements, construction of package homes, demolition, and it offers full-construction services including planning and permitting.

You can reach Town and Country Builders at 737-7766 for a free in-home consultation or visit www.townandcountrybuildersllc.net. The company is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a certified remodeler. It has been rated by Angie’s List and has won the elite “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction” award two years in a row.

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