If you are about to change the flooring in your home, and you intend to sell it within the next few years, then you might want to think about what your new flooring will do to the resale value of your home. Keep reading to learn four must-know factors to take into consideration. If you are ready to sell your home now, and you need help from an experienced professional, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 for help.
- Flooring Should Be Consistent
- Hard Surfaces Are Almost Always a Better Option Than Carpeting
- If You Must Have Carpet, Keep it in the Bedroom
- Keep the Meeting of Different Floorings Off High-Traffic Areas
The exact color and material of flooring do not have to be identical in every area of your home, but you do want to keep the basics the same. For example, you do not want to have cement flooring in the kitchen, pine hardwood in the living room, and carpet in the rest of the house. Think about how your home will flow and whether or not the type of flooring you are considering can be used throughout your home.
Today’s home buyers are not generally big fans of carpet – for a few reasons. First, it is much harder to keep clean compared to a hard surface that can be quickly swept. Second, it traps pet dander, dust, and other allergens. As more people come own with allergies, they are more interested in hard surfaces that are typically a much better option for allergy suffers.
If you really love carpet and you want to have it in one room, keep that room to the bedroom. It’s true, there can be something nice about stepping out of bed on a cold morning and having warm carpet under your feet instead of the cold floor. Still, we recommend choosing hard flooring and adding a large, soft rug. But if you really want to have carpet in your home, keep it in the bedroom.
If you have several types of flooring and they come together in one area, try to ensure that this is not a high-traffic area. When you have seams, you have something that can be a tripping hazard. You want to have the flooring types come together someone that they will be unseen and not cause damage.
These are a few tips that can help you choose a flooring that makes it easier to sell your home when the time comes. If you are ready now, or you would like to know more about the market and when a good time would be to sell, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 to learn more.