Breast cancer awareness has created a wave of home and fashion products in the pink family. We’re actually nearing the end of that trend, however, as pinks move from the popular mid-value tones to deeper rose colors.
PLEASE THE EYES
Texture is THE big story in carpet and home furnishings these days. Add visual interest with loop or pattern. Pick a carpet that complements your favorite piece of furniture and go from there to make a personal design statement.
A FAVORITE FLOOR
There’s no denying the crisp, cool beauty of ceramic, porcelain and stone. Tile is often the hands-down favorite flooring choice — formal or casual, dressed up or down, dazzlingly decorative or stunningly simple.
Think twice about installing beige carpet before you put your house on the market. Smart buyers are attracted to a designed home — a house with color, style and distinction. Color isn’t just acceptable; it may mean greater dollar marks in the end.
SET THE SCENE
Use area rugs to define a space and help potential buyers visualize themselves in a room — particularly if the space is open and large.
GO FOR COLOR
Need another reason to stay away from white and other neutrals? Go for color and you’ll have a floor that shows better because it’s more forgiving of your busy lifestyle.
A whopping 79% of buyers said they would be willing to pay a premium for a home with a renovated kitchen, according to Realty Times columnist Jim Adair. If you plan a kitchen update, consider a new laminate floor. It provides a fantastic foundation for the rest of the project.