At a time when fewer buyers are in the market for a new home due to escalating interest rates, your home needs to stand out from others in your neighborhood to get the best price. Taking steps to make inexpensive upgrades help to make your home more attractive to home shoppers. The less there is to fix, the easier the sale.
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your home and attract more interested buyers is to renovate outdated or worn-out floors. There is such a vast assortment of tile designs available today, it’s not hard to find something trendy and affordable.
If you’ve ever watched the home renovation shows on cable television, you know home buyers sometimes fixate on cosmetic imperfections such as carpet or wood floors that require refinishing. Since new carpet rarely appeals to most buyers and wood has become so expensive, tile is a good way to go to create a clean, updated look that won’t require maintenance.
If your goal is to modernize the design theme of your home, consider whether the wood like tiles would look good in the area you want to upgrade. They come in both porcelain and ceramic and are commonly found in every design application from bathrooms to kitchens to hallways and even outdoors.
Since grey is the latest neutral color, tile designers have integrated a grey/cool color palette into many of their designs and you can find them in popular shapes and textures such as hexagon, a wavy pattern and in small mosaics backed by mesh that are very easy to install.
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Tile is also one of the easier DIY projects to do. The challenge homeowners have is often the condition of the existing floor. Can you lay the tile over the old floor and save time and money or do you need to rip it up and possibly level the floor? It’s free to get an estimate from an expert to make that determination. With the help of a few DIY YouTube videos, you can probably do an installation yourself and save a few thousand dollars. The cost of new tile can truly vary enormously depending on the brand and design. In most cases, ceramic is more affordable than porcelain; however, porcelain is more durable for high traffic areas such as the kitchen and hallway.
Another consideration is what types of floor installations are in other homes for sale in your area. If you have a real estate broker tour your home and let you know what should be fixed, you can get an idea what type of floor is suitable for replacing your old floor. Floor may not necessarily increase the value of your home but a floor in bad condition can certainly hold up the sale of the home, driving you to lower the cost while it sits on the market.
While installing new tile floor is not a guarantee of sale, it does significantly increase your chances of appealing to more home buyers and that is ultimately the goal.