It is no secret that a home with beautiful flooring creates an impression on prospective home buyers. My clients will tell me “I really like this ground but I am worried someone won’t like this floor once I try and sell the home”. Flooring trends are changing rapidly with advancing technology in textures, structures, and also a race to wider-longer planks. It can be difficult for flooring professionals to keep up with the modifications. So what is the right response for balancing a floor you adore with flooring that can hold the highest long-term price?
I always say any flooring can look good in the ideal context. The challenging part is finding the right pieces for your puzzle. The number one most important aspect of selecting the right floor is to think about other woodwork such as baseboards, cabinets, and furniture that is underperforming. These things are expensive to change and directly touching your flooring. Next, you may want to think about countertops, paint, and backsplash. While some of them are still expensive to change, they offer a degree of separation with different substances between.
Should I match my cabinets or maybe not? The floor doesn’t always have to match the woodwork. In reality, designers often aim to provide a stark contrast between the floor and woodwork to provide the area more discerning features. Remember colour is not the one thing that may have comparison, now you often see minimalist designs with clean lines mixed with rustic high texture high personality hardwood floors. The combination of these aspects produces amazing results. Work with your designer to get the perfect style for your demands.
When selling your home it’s important to picture a possible buyer. Is it an urban, suburban, or rural location? Are you currently targeting newlyweds or acquaintances? A young couple seeking to buy a condominium downtown has very different taste than empty nesters looking to retire on a farmhouse ranch. Young urban house buyers are interested in broader boards, neutral tones, and higher durability. Older home buyers may take a more traditional route with conventional classic beauties like Black Walnut, Brazilian Cherry, or Hickory. As soon as you have a crystal clear vision of your intended audience, this can help you pick the right floor for maximizing resale.
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