When you’re deciding how best to revamp your home, it can be easy to focus on the walls, furniture and other accessories. But your flooring can be a very important element of your interior design and one that can make a big difference to not only how your home looks, but also how much you’re able to sell it for.
Thinking about the resale value of your flooring, as well as other elements of your home’s interior, could be important if you’re not intending to stay in your property for more than a few years.
If you sell and fit different kinds of flooring, you may want to encourage your clients to think about this side of their interior choices too, to ensure they get the most out of whatever new flooring they pick.
A recent post for My San Antonio highlighted some of the flooring options with the best resale values.
The news provider revealed that flooring can make a big difference to how someone feels about a property when they’re viewing it while looking for a new home.
One of the top options is wood flooring, which typically offers a return on investment of 70 to 80 per cent. Wood floors look incredibly stylish, and when they’re accessorised with the right kinds of rugs and other furniture they can make a room look truly stunning.
However, one of the downsides is the expense of fitting a real wood floor, so you’ll need to decide whether you have the budget for this or need to pick a more affordable option. It’s also worth doing your homework about what buyers in your area are looking for.
Fiona Dogan, a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Rye, NY, told the publication that in this part of the US wide-plank hardwood floors are particularly sought after, for instance.
Next up is ceramic tile, with the news provider noting that this boasts a return on investment of around 70 per cent on average. However, one of the main things affecting this flooring’s return is who fits it. Although fitting it yourself can save you on the labour costs, you need to consider the overall finish.
If you’re not confident you can do a good job, you’re better off calling in a professional to ensure it looks as good as possible and is fitted to a high standard.
Porcelain and stone tiles are other options, but their higher cost will lower the return you’re able to get.
While carpet offers one of the lowest returns, it is also one of the most affordable types of flooring. This means it can be a great option if you want to reinvigorate a room before you sell your home. Just make sure you hire someone with the appropriate skills and tools, like carpet stretchers, to fit it correctly.
If you have children, you may want to rethink fitting carpet, after research by Selco Builders Warehouse revealed that this is the type of flooring most likely to get ruined by kids spilling things like drinks or craft materials.