With the housing market showing little sign of a speedy recovery, many homeowners are thinking in terms of adding value to their existing homes rather than moving. Adding parquet flooring is an ideal way to add value to your home with an eye to a sale when the market recovers.
Some of the best value-adding ideas include building an extension or converting the loft. If that’s not possible, you can always make better use of existing space by reorganising rooms and knocking down internal walls. Phil Spencer, house-selling guru, recommends solid, hard-wearing floors which work very well for families in particular, as they are durable and easy to keep clean. With less worrying about spillages and dirty footprints, wooden flooring appeals to almost everyone. Wall to wall carpeting is not to everyone’s taste. Removing the carpet altogether and restoring the wooden floors beneath is usually more profitable.
Increasing the value of your home with parquet flooring
Flooring has the single biggest impact on a house as a whole, and parquet floors are a luxurious feature that buyers love. Denoting a sense of style as well as comfort they add real value to your home. Often associated with older, more traditional homes, parquet is a design classic, but can be adapted to suit contemporary furnishings. Pale colours create a neutral and minimalist feel. Darker woods help to create a sense of drama and are great for dining rooms, and can be offset using lighter furniture. A dark floor is ideal if you want to use vibrant colours in a room like red or turquoise.
Although parquet can be simple in design, it is anything but plain. Borders are a popular design trend and made in parquet they can add great distinction to a floor. Wide plank parquet flooring is available to give a more expansive and open feel to a room. Families can benefit from the pattern of parquet which takes away the focus from areas of damage or dirt.