Thinking through your home’s design can feel intimidating. You may stress over your home’s appearance during parties. Or maybe you’re worrying incessantly about the resale value of your dwelling. Whatever the anxiety you’re likely to feel better about your design by taking actionable steps to create an appealing environment.
Asking friends and family for their feedback regarding your flooring can give you something to work with. Gauge their take while picking a style of flooring you feel comfortable with.
Stay within Your Budget
What can you spend on new flooring? Choose the number with care and work within your budget. Resist temptations to buy the fanciest or latest and greatest, in-demand flooring. Breaking your bank can cause heavy anxiety if you can’t afford your new flooring. Do keep in mind that flooring can increase the value of your home. Look at your new floor as an investment that can bring huge returns when it’s time to sell. Think long term, work the purchase into your budget and don’t get cheap if you can afford to invest in good flooring.
If you do not plan to sell your home be less attached to the investment aspect of your flooring. Since you aren’t as interested in boosting your home’s resale value it makes more sense to buy a solid if not spectacular style of floor.
What Appearance Vibes with You
Choose a luster or color for your flooring. Visualize the ideal floor for your home. What color matches your décor? Think patterns or solid to find ideal matches. Laminate and hardwood floors require you to think of both finish and width as key factors.
Create the illusion of a larger room by choosing narrow planks. Select wider planks to create a more rustic style. A textured floor also gives off a rustic, traditional appearance while glossy floors appear to be more modern. Assess the overall décor of your home before choosing a style of floor. Find an apt match to avoid any ugly clashes. A modern, new-age home with rustic, traditional flooring creates an awkward looking divergence and may drop your home’s resale value when it comes time to sell.
Think about the level of foot traffic inside of your home. Will certain areas of your house receive a high level of wear and tear? Growing families typically abuse their flooring, especially during rainy seasons. Also decide if you like to walk barefoot on flooring or if you’re a “sneakers or shoes in the home” type of person. Determine how frequently your floors will be cleaned. Going over these aspects of your house can help you select the most practical new flooring for your home. Gauging the level of moisture in your house and assessing the number of spills and potential stains the flooring will see helps you find a good match. Buying a fancy, stylish type of floor which stands up poorly to staining would be a poor investment.
Do you want to vary flooring from room to room? In the long run it’s likely more practical to place the same flooring throughout your home.