Home improvements that will increase saleability: floors
House Apr 23, 2020
Whether you’re considering selling your house or just thinking long term, every home improvement you make needs to focus on two things. First, how it will improve our quality of life while you live there, second, how it will help you maximise your profits when you sell.
Forget roasting coffee beans
Don’t assume buyers are going to be tricked into purchasing a substandard property by some old tricks. What would you be looking for? You know the checklist after structural and location concerns. Internal presentation and quality. As a buyer, you need to see past the existing decorations to the property as a shell, ready to be moved into. As a seller, you should be looking out for the savvy buyer.
In this article, let’s focus on flooring. There’s time to come back and look at other fixtures another time.
Bare floorboards are a look that comes in and out of fashion. In an empty house, they can make the place look unfinished and need a lot of care to avoid looking scruffy. Carpets wear and get stained. They can be a great colour choice in one season, but by the time you’re welcoming prospective buyers, it’s unlikely your carpets will still be on trend, which means… that’s right, another outlay before you can sell. Linoleum? Can be good but all such coverings are short term and they scream cheap. Stone or tiled floors are reliable, generally resilient and can give a house a stately feel. However, they are cold. They create an echo in an empty room and can be off putting. The ultimate flooring choice that you can live with and enjoy needs to be hardwearing, attractive, warm and easy to adapt to different styles. For that you can’t beat hard wood floors. Check some out: see all wood floors here.