There are numerous shows on television that romanticize the idea of tearing apart your house bit by bit to build it back up again. And if you have the patience and the budget for that project, go for it! But if you don’t, no need to freak out. You don’t have to buy new furniture just to update your home’s look. Sometimes it can be as easy as tweaking one or two things. That’s why the floors are always a good place to start.
The bedroom is one of the most comfortable rooms in the home, so it’s often a popular choice to redecorate. If you don’t think that the room is tying together right, don’t blame the bedroom furniture. The floor might really be the issue. For instance, a lack of carpet. This seems like an obvious reason, as who wants to wake up to slippery or cold hardwood first thing in the morning? However, it’s also a smarter choice for a few reasons. Studies suggest that laying carpet could reduce allergens. And since your bedroom is where you spend the majority of your time (especially when you’re already sick), this choice could be both comfortable and healthy for you. And it’s much easier to move the bedroom furniture if you aren’t concerned about scratching up the floor. So as long as you can find a carpet that works with the room, you can move the rest to suit your needs later.
Kitchens are another place that often get redecorated. Over 90% of homeowners believe that this is the room that needs tile or hardwood floors. This is because there are obvious drawbacks to carpet here, as spills and messes will stick around. And tiles or hardwood come in a variety of styles, making them much easier to customize or match to your cabinets depending on the overall look you want. In addition, there is a lot of traffic through the kitchen at all hours of the day so you want to make it look nice, regardless of whether it’s your family or your guests that will be seeing it most.
Hardwood is also a popular flooring option in the kitchen, bathroom, hall, or other rooms. It’s not as popular as carpeting or tile because it can require more careful upkeep but it is beautiful and it doesn’t have to be replaced as often. It’s also reported to make your home worth a little more, as the National Association of REALTORS reported that home buyers are willing to pay more for a home that has hardwood flooring as a feature.
So, if you’re looking to update your home, the floors are a great place to start. Whether you want to change the colors or switch the kind of flooring in one room, it’s certainly a lot easier than replacing your bedroom furniture. And it’s less expensive to get a fresher look with new floors anyway.