What should I replace carpet with?
When replacing your carpet, you have a few options to choose from. Option one is simple: new carpet. Carpet is still very common in bedrooms, basements, and family rooms because carpet is cozy, dampens sound, and provides insulation. Plus, it’s cheaper than other flooring options. We recommend neutral that appeal to a broad set of buyers.
Another option is luxury vinyl tile (LVT). LVT is a waterproof flooring material, making it a popular option for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. It’s made to mimic the look of hardwood floor—but is much easier to maintain and costs a lot less to install. While the material is durable and stands up to water well, it’s softer than hardwood and tile. Because of this, tile and hardwood floors are sometimes worth the investment in higher-end homes.
Hardwood flooring is incredibly popular throughout most rooms in homes, and because it can usually be refinished, it’s a good investment for a home buyer who plans to live in the home for a long time. Tile is another popular option for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms—as well as additional living spaces in warmer and coastal climates.
When you work with Curbio for pre-listing home improvement needs, you have the benefit of working with both your REALTOR®, who’s an expert on your market and comps in your neighborhood and your Curbio Home Improvement Consultant. Together, we’ll determine the best flooring options to maximize your profit.
How to maximize your profit from replacing carpets before selling
Two big trends in home design are open floor plans and consistent flooring. As such, it may make sense to replace additional flooring in your home to get your property move-in ready.
Doing this can have a dramatic effect and also help you achieve a higher price point. In the photos below, you can see how installing consistent flooring in this home made it feel bigger and more cohesive. Plus, this improvement helped the homeowner sell for $81k more! See the full case study here.