Beneath everything, both literally and figuratively, is your floor. By updating your flooring, you can change the entire feeling of a room, lightening dark spaces, updating an aging color palette, or adding a sleek appeal by swapping carpet for wood. Updating your floors is one of the larger projects in this list, but also provides huge impact and long-term bang for your buck.
If your unit just doesn’t quite have that contemporary look, your floor covering could be one of the biggest culprits in your outdated appearance. Carpet, in particular, has a short lifespan compared to wood or stone floors, and carpet styles can go out of fashion quite quickly.
Hospitality grade carpeting will stand up to repeated abuse much better than residential use carpeting, being specially designed for heavy wear scenarios. Wood and stone flooring are both more durable than even the best carpet, but do lose some of the warm atmosphere and sound absorption that comes from a beautifully carpeted room. Wood is vulnerable to scratching and gouging that wouldn’t usually affect a carpeted surface, and true stone floors are decidedly more expensive than either carpet or wood.