If you've been thinking about refinishing your hardwood floors for a while, now is a great time to seriously consider it. We don't say this just to push our services. We say this because the summer months are actually fantastic for home improvement; especially in the Midwest. Read on to see why we think these months can really make a difference in the value in your home.
"A home that has new hardwood floors immediately stands out from the competition."
If you're planning on selling your home in the coming months, adding hardwood floors to your home can really add some value. A home that has new hardwood floors immediately stands out from the competition. You can't deny the feeling someone gets when they enter a home and it has hardwood floors throughout the entire home. A carpet-covered home simply cannot compete with the feeling wood gives you.
The real estate market is so much more active than even a few months ago. There is so much activity that if you've been on the fence about selling your home, now is a great time to seriously consider it. In order to get top dollar for your home, it's generally a good idea to make it presentable to prospective buyers. Hardwood floors send a message to anyone that walks into your home. It shouldn't be surprising if you get the full cost of the hardwood floors back in the final selling price of your home.
"Hardwood floors are by and large seen as premium over things like tile and carpet."
It comes down to value. Hardwood floors are by and large seen as premium over things like tile and carpet. If price is an issue, think of it as an investment. With the current real estate market, you will see that money back and possibly more. The average home owner doesn't look forward to home renovations. It's a hassle and takes a lot of time. Any work you do for a prospective buyer is something you can charge for.
2015 is shaping up to be a great year for real estate. The Illinois Association of Realtors is reporting increases in prices of homes in Chicago. If you want to stand out in your neighborhood amid a sea of new homes entering the market, a beautiful hardwood floor is definitely going to add that wow factor.