We’re in the process of selling our home as I’m taking early retirement and searching for a little bit of sunshine after what has been a wanderlust-lacking year! As many other people have too decided to do perhaps due to the Stamp Duty holiday who knows.
So many people can potentially be put off from even making an offer in a home if the decor or flooring is outdated, filthy or old. If you’re looking to increase your house value without spending much for an easy sale here are 4 flooring tips to help sell your home that we’ve picked up.
Flooring is important
You’re selling a lifestyle here, when you put your home up for sale if it isn’t a complete renovation you want to sell the home lifestyle so that potential buyers can envisage themselves living in your home.
The choice of flooring is really important here as the right flooring has the ability to completely transform a room. Aesthetics play a huge part in our emotions so if you have dated patterned carpet or old fashioned tiles then perhaps you need to have a quick revamp to help up the price of your home.
Pattern or plain?
When it comes to patterned or plain flooring you have to be wise when choosing as this has a huge impact on the area it is covering, especially if it is a small space. Diagonal patterns can create an optical illusion of a larger space whilst herring bone is great for smaller rooms.
If you are opting for a darker floor covering then make sure that you compliment this with light colours on the ceilings and walls as this will create a contrast that will instantly brighten any room in your home. As you might have guessed, light grey (and Pantone’s colour of the year) is an extremely popular choice and colour trend for the last few years and the calming affect of a light grey is expected to run for the next few years too.
If you find the grey too cold feeling when it is teamed with a darker flooring and accessorised with tonal hues it can feel warm and inviting.
We have chosen B&Q’s Good Home colour palette of greys throughout our home so that everything flows succinctly and accessorised with warm teals and navy throughout.
If you are moving then you might not want to invest in wooden flooring as this can be expensive, however you can get great looking laminate flooring and even vinyl which will look luxurious without impacting on your profit from your house sale too much.
Select the correct flooring
Of course this doesn’t really apply too much if you’re looking to move, it does however if you are renovating or flipping houses or even revamping your rental properties. Ensure that the flooring that you choose is durable. Think about the areas in your home which have the highest foot traffic and choose a product that will suit this space best.
Do note that potential buyers of your home will soon pick up if the flooring won’t last the test of time!
The key here to a successful sale – we sold our home within 9 days of it going on the market, was to keep things simple and neutral. Of course you’re not going to be able to appeal to everybody’s tastes and look, that is fine! However you do want to make your property stand out above similar properties.
Do you have any other tips for selling your home? We would love to hear them in the comments section below. As always if you’ve found this article of any value we would love for you to share it across social media with your friends, family and beyond.