Hardwood Increases the Value of Your Home

Cortney Lindquist

Wood floors add real value to your home, no matter if you plan to stay in it forever or sell it next month. Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing one, the preference toward wood flooring is clear. Homeowners go for wood floors for their quality, natural beauty, durability, elegance, and ease of maintenance, as well as for their environmental and health advantages. These factors represent a lasting and immediate improvement to any home.

A report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that homeowners are able to recover 106% of the cost of installing wood flooring after selling their home. 

If that’s not enough to convince you that hardwood flooring should be in your new home or your next home renovation, a consumer survey found that 78% of customers feel a “sense of accomplishment” when thinking about their new wood flooring. Also, 67% said that they experience an increased sense of enjoyment while at home. Start by spending money where you know it will pay off in the long term, like with a versatile and open floor plan and beautiful flooring. 

Open Floor Plans Pay Off

A versatile and popular approach involves opening up the dining room and kitchen to the living room. This home upgrade provides immediate style impact when you walk through the door and makes the rooms look larger altogether. It also allows you to create a common area for various activities for all members of your household.

An added bonus to opening up these areas is that it can increase the resale value of your home by providing both appeal and functionality for added value. According to Realtor.com, the average return on invest (ROI). An open floor plan is functional, budget-friendly, and great for showcasing your personal style. So, the question is, how can you design it to really work for you and get the best ROI out of your home renovation?

You need to install the same kind of flooring through the living room, dining room, and kitchen to create cohesion. A great choice is a wide neutral plank engineered hardwood with a brushed or scraped surface to allow for easy maintenance and cleanup. Choose a color that is a classic style-wise by working with various interior-design color schemes and decors. 

Would you like to talk with us about hardwood floors? We’re here to help. Contact us at 920-984-3383, 800-354-9902 or info@ralphshardwood.com. Showroom appointments are available.

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