The Buyers I am working with prefer Tile over carpet as they feel they can put an area rug down if needed. It much easier to clean and keeps the allergens down. I have seen some really great wood looking tile at about the same price as the regular tile if you like to break it up a little.
Have a GREAt day!
Vivien L Biggs PLC
Prudential Arizona Properties
Not mentioned on any replies is the fact you need to use a quality tile. Cheap tiles offered at discount mom-n-pop stores and even big box stores may look good as you hold up one or two at the store but when you lay it down, especially in a big room with a lot of light, can look really bad. That is due to inconsistent manufacturing tolerances, i.e., raised corners, depressions, uneven cut lines and color. Pay more and it will make a huge difference!
As far as wood flooring, I would never use anything but engineered wood. Personally I believe nothing is worst than walking on veneer wood floors with their cushy pads underneath.
Those who want to put their toe into carpet in the morning have the option of an inexpensive area rug or remant.
Don' t go cheap.
Pick 'classic' patterns.
Laid out on a bias has real 'POP' value.
Those 1980's beige tiles are as much a liability as those avacodo tubs and sinks.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Move to the Front of the Line
Spending some time looking objectively at the property and creating a spending plan with an eye toward resale may be your best course of action. Make sure you know what features other homes in the area offer, how they are priced and the actual sales price. It can be nice but be sure to stay in line with the overall value of the neighborhood and not over improve.