The entire Payson, Arizona area is one of the most well known tourism and retirement communities in all of Arizona. Being nestled in the gorgeous pine trees with access to an abundance of outdoor recreation, the housing market growth seems to be on a constant increase!
If you are looking to build your dream retirement home in Payson or maybe looking to possibly leave the area in the near future, updating your home with high-quality flooring can add a lot of value to the resale of your home. Before you spend any money, check out what Mountain Home Interiors - Payson and Rim Country's Flooring Design Center has to say about what flooring options will give you the highest return on your investment.
How to Determine What Flooring Options is Best For Your Home
The housing market in Arizona is on fire. Some houses can receive offers on the very same day they were posted for sale! Most people are looking to move into homes that are move in ready, without the hassle of having to renovate any part of the home. They do not want to have to redo the floors. And some are even willing to pay over the asking price to purchase a home that looks absolutely amazing.
Knowing what buyers are looking for can really help you score top dollars when you go to sell. Next to paint one of the most significant improvements you can do before you put your home on the market is to update the flooring. Especially those that are damaged and show wear and tear. If your carpet is stained or frayed in your living room, or you have outdated vinyl in your bathroom, take care of that first! Focus on these floors, but it is important to remember that carpet will provide the least value, so consider hardwood or another hard surface throughout the house.
After you have taken care of the most damaged or outdated floor, we suggest replacing the floors in your kitchen and bathroom. These spaces in your home, specifically the kitchen, will allow you an immediate ROI. The most least appealing part of a house is an outdated, nasty, kitchen or bathroom. Take care of these spaces to strengthen the equity in your home.
Cost Vs. Value
Hardwood floors are going to be more expensive than carpet, however; hardwood floors will more than likely last much longer. Carpet may need to be replaced but high-quality hardwood floors could potentially last a lifetime if they are properly maintained. This can be a huge difference in the amount that your home has the potential to be sold for.
Which Flooring Will Offer the Best Return
If you are really looking to increase your homes ROI, selecting your flooring is a crucial decision. Hard surface flooring is the best choice in looking to increase your return.
The National Wood Flooring Association states, "99% of real estate agents say homes with hardwood are easier to sell, with 90% saying they sell for more money".
Hardwood offers the highest ROI, because it has been known as the most preferred flooring option for decades. Hardwood is known to be extremely durable and can last a lifetime if treated properly. If you already have hardwood flooring in your home, consider refinishing them to bring out that fresh updated new look.
Another option is a fairly new product on the market called Vinyl plank flooring. This flooring has the stylish appearance of wood floors without the added cost. It comes in all types of colors and styles. If you are not looking for wood you can opt for decorative or stone-look styles for something a little different. The durable, waterproof nature of the vinyl plank is ideal for those with kids who are prone to spills and other messes. Install in your kitchen, bathroom, or mudroom for a look that is beautiful and practical.
Most potential homeowners are going to be happier to see hardwood floors than other options, specifically carpet.
Main Points to Remember
1. Hard surfaces are the most desired
2. Be specific on what kind of flooring you purchase and where you put it
Want to keep carpet? Keep it in the bedroom
Fill high traffic areas with hard surfaces
Try not to put mix and match, keep your flooring consistent
3. A larger initial cost may pay off in the long run
Mountain Home Interiors Has the Flooring You Need
Trying to resale your home can be stressful! You want to get the most out of your home and your flooring plays a huge role in that. Luckily, your local flooring and design experts at Mountain Home Interiors has all the flooring options to create positive equity for your home. Once you select your flooring choice, we have expert installers that will provide you with the exceptional craftsmanship you seek.
Stop by our store at 315 W. Main St, Payson, AZ 85541 to see some of our current flooring options or visit us online at www.mountaininteriors.net.