Three things clearly add value to a home, which are appreciated by almost everyone. They are modernizing the kitchen, upgrading the bathrooms, and installing hardwood flooring. Of those three, the most dramatic one is installing hardwood flooring. Imagine what your friends will say when they walk into your home and see your brand new, perfectly polished hardwood flooring. The effect is quite astounding and creates a wonderful reaction from visitors because hardwood flooring is both elegant and comforting.
If you have been thinking about getting rid of that old worn out carpeting, why not replace it with beautiful new hardwood flooring? Hardwood flooring is an investment that really pays off. When it is well-maintained, it can last for decades. It never goes out of style and you can always use quality throw rugs to add a designer’s flair to a room and delineate certain areas for sitting or dining. If you get tired of a room’s look or simply want a change, it is easy to work with a room that has hardwood flooring.
Many people like to use the style of taking off their shoes when they enter a house to keep the dirt out. Hardwood floors are wonderful to walk on in your socks. They feel really great. Maintaining them in good condition is pretty easy with a little vacuuming and occasional polishing. Old hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished to be once again like new.
In an article about the best things to do to improve the resale value of a home, This Old House says that 94% of real estate brokers and agents recommend investing in new flooring. In most parts of the country, the home value will increase by about twice the amount that is invested in the flooring. With other efforts, you will be lucky to get a part of your money back upon the sale of the home. With new hardwood floors, the home will sell more easily, and there will be more interested buyers. Real estate brokers recommend getting rid of wall-to-wall carpeting.
One broker, Reba Haas, quoted in the article tells the story of a house that would not sell because the kitchen had ugly blue-green vinyl flooring. The house was fine otherwise, but the ugly kitchen flooring was such a turnoff that none of the potential buyers could get past it and all left the house commenting about the ugly kitchen. Ms. Hass recommends considering engineered hardwood flooring for challenging applications such as installing a hardwood floor over concrete subflooring.
Whether you want to improve the resale value of your home or simply improve the look of your home, hardwood flooring is a terrific idea. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your beautiful new floors. Financing is available.
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