When considering carpet design, you want to consider the use.
In other words, one color or style carpet that will look great in a Living room may not look so good in your Library or game
I use one color throughout the home?
I often get asked if the same carpet should be used throughout the home and the answer depends on
the purpose of replacing the carpet. If you will be living in the home for a while, then you can be creative,
but if your are going to be renting or selling the home, then you have to consider the needs of others.
Can I use different colors and styles of carpet for each room?
It is your home and your money so you can spend it exactly how you like. The big plus is that
you can get discount carpet remnants and save you around half price. Any area that is seperated by a different
flooring type like hardwood or tile could be a different color or style of carpet.
If the Living room, Dining room and hallway are all connected by carpet then
it usually looks best if those areas are the same. In those areas you want to put a better quality construction carpet because
those areas get higher traffic. Then, to keep costs down, you could put something less expensive in the bedrooms.
If you want to get great interior carpet design ideas I suggest checking out some local model
homes. These homes were designed by professionals and you can "borrow" ideas from them.
You will notice many different "themes"
throughout the home with carpet design using different color walls and carpet in each room. This is a great
way to get the most enjoyment from your home but you must take the time to coordinate everything so it looks
like it was thought through.
Do light color carpet make the rooms look bigger?
It depends on many factors. Generally speaking, Yes, carpet design using
lighter color carpet will make a room look bright, cheery and bigger. Darker
colors will make the room look warm and cozy.
color carpet looks the best?
The carpet color that looks the best is
the one that you like the most. It really doesnt mtter what others think, but generally speaking, "Earth Tone"
carpet colors will always look great because earth tone colors never go out of style.
What is a Earth Tone Color Carpet?
tone colors are colors of natural stones, clays and off whites. These can include all shades of brown, beige, gold and whites.
What type/color carpet should I use if I am selling my home?
If you are marketing the home to sell, then you should probably use the same carpet throught. Color wise, you want
a lighter color carpet when selling your home. Why, because people like bright and cheery.
What quality carpet should I purchase if I am selling
You have to consider the competition.
I suggest going to some open houses in your neighborhood to get a feel what others are doing but in a nutshell,
you want a quality that fits the home, neighborhood and price of the home. It simply does not make sense to invest $80 per
square yard Axminster from England when replacing carpet for a starter home.INstead, something maybe in the $12 to $15 range
On the other hand, you don't want
to install a cheap quality carpet if the home is a better quality home otherwise you will undermine the perceived value
of the home especially if the home already has other upgrades. Home shoppers are very saavy and trust me they have done their
homework so you wont fool anyone except yourself.
to your real Estate agent. He/she knows the market and if they suggest investing in replacing the
carpet, then it probably is a good idea. If you have to ask the question in the first place then that is your gut telling
you that you need to replace the carpet.