Looking to sell your house but unsure whether or not you want to rip up your floors and replace them with a better material? Although the stats vary depending on other factors, a well-maintained hardwood floor has the potential to increase your home value by about 15 percent.
If the hardwood doesn’t raise your home value, it will surely up your perceived value of the home. Hardwood is fairly affordable, durable, and easy to maintain. It also opens up a room nicely and really makes the house feel like a home. Another great plus of hardwood flooring is that the wood is an excellent insulator and the wood is an excellent option when dealing with allergies for it does not produce mildew, dust mites, or mold.
According to a survey of realtors executed by the National Wood Flooring Association, 82% of the realtors interviewed claimed that homes with hardwood floors sold faster and sometimes for more money. The gleam and glamor of hardwood simply goes unmatched by carpet or tile.
Be smart about where you choose to install your hardwood floors. If you like to lie on the ground in your family room area, chances are the people buying your house will too! If that is the case, opt for hardwood floors in the kitchen area and hallways. This way you can have comfort in the family room and bedrooms, while still getting the open and sophisticated feel of hardwood in your home.
Hardwood is the cream of the crop and it might increase your home value. There is no guarantee, but perspective homebuyers are sure to appreciate a durable and easy upkeep hardwood floor.
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.