There’s a lot that goes into selling a home such as de-cluttering, landscaping and touch-up painting, but according to the Home Sale Calculator from HomeGain, when it comes to home sales, flooring alone can provide an average return on investment (ROI) of 101%. This means that when it’s time to sell your home, making sure your floors look their best is a proven way to get top dollar on your asking price. Check out these tips from our San Diego flooring experts on how you can get the highest ROI on your flooring investment.
Upgrade to Hardwood
If you’ve ever been through the home-buying and selling experience, you’ll know that great kitchens can sell houses. Choosing the correct style to match the existing countertops, cabinetry and appliances is key to creating a cohesive look that appeals to new buyers. Tile, laminate or hardwood are all viable choices, but any realtor will tell you that adding hardwood flooring to main living areas and common spaces like the kitchen, dining room, living room and family room adds an element most buyers are looking for in a new home. When renovating remember that lighter colors lend themselves to creating an airy informal space, while darker, richer colors give off a more sophisticated look.
Replace Dirty Carpets
Dirty carpets are a no go for new homebuyers so replacing them prior to an open house will allow you to showcase your home in good condition. Although upgrading old carpets to hardwood is a surefire way to get you a great return on your investment, replacing old carpets with new, clean carpeting can add aesthetic appeal without higher initial costs. When it comes to choosing a new carpet, light, neutral colors are the way to go as they make spaces looks larger, provide a sense of cleanliness and greatly appeal to most potential buyers.
Every home buying and selling experience is unique, but these renovation ideas tend to be the most important when it comes to creating a sellable asset that will get you the return you’re after. For more tips from our San Diego flooring experts be sure to stop into one of our two SD Flooring San Diego locations and let our free design service help you select the perfect hardwood flooring or carpeting to fit your needs!