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How New Flooring Can Help Sell Your Home

If you're looking for some ideas about performing improvements to help raise the ‘saleability’ of your home, then installing new flooring should be at the top of your list. A clean well-kept floor is one of the first things potential homebuyers look for when touring a home. Dingy carpet or worn flooring can be a big turn off that can kill a sale. If your flooring is a little past its sell date, performing a refresh can make a huge difference in how buyers perceive your house as a whole. Which kind of flooring is the most popular, though? You have three main options to consider:

  • Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Carpet

Hardwood

Home Office with Hardwood Flooring Topping the list is hardwood. It’s a very attractive selling point for a home, giving the best impression of the three choices above. One reason why buyers love to see hardwood already in a home is because it’s a big job to install. Since you’ve done the work for the buyer upfront, it’s weight off their mind knowing they can enjoy it as soon as they move in without having to do their own refurbishments. If you plan it correctly, you can install this type of flooring a year or two before you even sell, which means you'll be able to enjoy the hard work that when into it.

Laminate

laminate-flooring Laminate flooring is well suited for all your bathroom areas. It’s easy to clean and maintain and will give a fresh look. Just make sure it’s kept up with. If it’s stained or discoloured, then it will need to be replaced as no one wants to move into a home with a dirty looking bathroom.

Carpet

Lounge with a new floor Finally, we have good old carpet. If your current carpet has been in the house for a few years, there is a good chance that it’s developed some spots and stains from normal use. Get a nice neutral or light coloured carpet in to help brighten up the house and make it more appealing. A side benefit of a brand new carpet is the smell, which will make the home seem new, even if it’s not. If your carpet is not brand new, but still looks it, you can just get a thorough cleaning done which can still impart a similar smell with a tasteful fragrance applied.

Conclusion

Although these kinds of improvements will cost some money, they can make you more in the long run. Not only will you be able to sell your house quicker but also a higher asking price can be achieved which is a win-win.

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