If the goal is to be "trendy", than absolutely look at alternative finishes - soapstone, glass, quartz, copper, concrete-- too many to list.
However, I think it is important to keep in mind how long your client plans to stay in that home. Will your clients be empty nesters looking to downsize in 4 years? Then perhaps stick with the medium you have found most liked in your area.
Do they plan on staying in that home for 10 years? If the plan is to stay put for awhile, don't be afraid to do something distinctive. Just keep in mind, one needs to do this for their own enjoyment and it may or may not appeal to a potential buyer in the future.
If there is some question as to the length of commitment in that home, consider installing that something extraordinary in a smaller area - perhaps a butlers pantry, an island or the breakfast bar.
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I want to get the flooring in my home replaced. Hardwood might be okay for some areas. There are also places where I think tile would be a much safer choice like my kitchen.
The upkeep of landscaping is going to be more important than how much of it is done. I think if you plan it well enough you could do some simple landscaping and one of those additions or remodels. If you are trying to nail down what you want to do quickly, you should talk to a real estate agent about what sells well in your area. That would be a good way to find out what to start with.
It depends on who you ask. If you are just doing landscaping simply to improve the visual look of your home, then of course it's worth it. Having good landscaping is going to make it look better. My landscaping is terrible and I am not proud of coming home to a bad yard every night. http://www.nakatalandscaping.com/services... more
I agree that the type of flooring has to go with the flow of the house. There are a lot of buyers out there that have a certain idea of how things should be decorated. Some buyers will love tile and others will hate it. It all comes down to who is interested in the house and what they like. http://naplesflooringgallery.com/... more
The cost of pavers is as high as carpet. You need to learn about quality, design. The labor cost varies. You need to inspect hopefully the contractors recent work and contact his past clients for proof.... more
If you are looking for good ideas for landscaping, first it is good to know what your yard is like. You want something that fits with the rest of your home well. If you have natural hills, then you can use those to your advantage by getting larger rocks or planting flower gardens at higher points. If you don't, then it might be a good idea to get some trees and fountains. However, landscaping can be difficult to design on your own, so it might also be a good idea to get some professional opinions! http://www.landscapeseast.com/services/index.php... more
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Zero maintenance landscaping is a big plus for me as well. Unless gardening is your thing, most people are too busy to mess with their yard all the time. Having native plants would definitely help. Having ones that don't need a ton of water cuts down on how much you need to water your yard. http://www.hilltoplandscaping.com/residential-landscaping... more
I think it depends on what kinds of threats you have around your garden. If you are mostly just trying to keep out bigger animals like dogs and deer than a metal fence would do just fine. However, if you are dealing with smaller animals or really hard winds then a wood fence would work better to keep out the threats. Good luck! http://www.buyrningwood.com... more
My wife and I have been looking for some good furniture to put in our empty apartment. We just got married and moved into our own apartment. Right now, there is literally no furniture in our apartment and we need places to sit. We have been looking around trying to find the best furniture that would go with our apartment. We hope to have all of our furniture by next week.
I think that this is so true. People love to be outside when good weather hits because that is the best time to be outside. I think that since humanity had always been fascinated with nature that of course we would love to spend time outside. http://www.milliesdecor.com/default.asp?dept_id=86000... more
I would say that most above ground pools are for quick assembly during the summertime. That being said, they should affect value about as much as a tent would. You can always just take it down when buyers are coming around. The whole point of an above-ground pool is that it's not a permanent fixture.