18 Dec 2018

How to use tiles to increase the value of your home?

Sophia Perry
Arizona Moving Professionals

If you want to sell your home for as much as you possibly can, it is usually wise to invest in certain projects that will make the home as presentable, attractive, and homely as possible. As with most things, the devil is in the details, and adding stylish and durable tiles to your home can transform an ordinary kitchen or bathroom floor and walls into a dazzling piece of architectural wonder. Read on if you want to know how to use tiles to increase the value of your home.

Appearances matter

First impressions are essential, especially when you only have a couple of hours to impress prospective buyers at a showing. Even if you may not care that much about interior design, adding a few effective details or colors can make all the difference. Presenting your home without considering that you need to make a lasting impression will only make selling it more challenging.

Therefore, this means that it is best if you switch plain, scratched, faded, outdated, or, god forbid, moldy tiles that have not been changed for ages, for tastefully placed, modern state-of-the-art tiling.

Apart from color and pattern, you can even play around with the shape and size of your tiles.

hexagonal white tiles in a white-tiled bathroom

How can you use tiles to increase the value of your home?

  • Tiles are durable and easy to maintain – when you buy quality tiles, they will probably last for decades without fading, breaking, or changing color.
  • Ceramic and porcelain tiles usually outlast other materials that are used for covering walls and floors.
  • Tiles are fire and water-resistant – making them suitable for a wide variety of climates and terrains.
  • Tiles are also resistant to toxic chemicals, so that makes them perfect for people who do not have a lot of time to spend on cleaning and maintaining hardwood flooring.
  • When it comes to maintaining a clean house, tiles are unsurpassable. It is no wonder that tiles are the preferred materials in laboratories, operating rooms, shopping malls, airports, etc. You just wipe them with a cloth or a mop, and they are squeaky clean in no time.

Save the homebuyer’s time and money

Investing in new tiles can be an asset for your home’s market value because you are offering a home that does not need to be remodeled and does not necessitate additional construction work. The buyer can move in and take a shower the moment the purchase agreement has been finalized, and you can enjoy the extra money that this perk has brought to you.

Choose the appropriate tiling

Tiles have been the cornerstone of minimalist design for years because they are stylish, evergreen, and unpretentious. Increase your home’s resale value by adding beautiful porcelain or stone tiles in the kitchen, bathroom, hallway, balcony, or even living room.

couch tiles carpet and a book

Many homeowners place tiles in their living room or bedroom because they are modern and warm at the same time.

If you want to market your house as a family home, then mixing wood, brick, and tiles in different rooms is an excellent way to create an interesting contrast. If you think minimalist interior design and decoration is more suited to your vision, then stone tiles are perfect for achieving a cool, sophisticated look.

Of course, depending on the surface, you should opt for non-slippery tiles, especially for the bathroom, porch, balcony, and other areas where it might be dangerous to place traditional ones. You can also choose tiles that are reinforced so that they do not crack under pressure or the elements, or tiles that do not heat up and are perfect for pool areas and balconies. Just keep in mind that you will need some time to pack up your belongings and clear all the rooms where you want tiles to be placed before you can begin the process of renovation. Professionals can assist you with this task if you don’t have time, so make sure to research the local movers in your area.

Use tiles to increase the value of your home with a spa-like bathroom 

Since we have mentioned that it is best to put non-slippery, matte tiles in the bathroom, you can take this one step further and make a soothing, spa-like bathroom with the help of appropriate tiles. Depending on your preferences, you can create a natural or faux stone stand-in or sit-in shower by installing a showerhead and glass doors that separate this section from the rest of the bathroom, or install a jacuzzi bath that complements the color of your tiles. Either way, you could make the bathroom the main selling point with the help of the right tiling.

Don’t forget to tile the kitchen

A kitchen can also make a lasting impression on the buyer. Especially if you do not have the resources for staging (i.e., putting in model furniture to showcase the property), placing the focus of your remodeling on the kitchen is a great strategy to increase your property’s value. The rules for renovating your kitchen are not as strict as they may be for the bathroom, where people usually prefer monochromatic or consistent patterns on the tiles.

colorful tiles

Tiles can be as uniform or as unique as you want them to be.

You can use tiles in exciting ways to break up monotonous bare white walls or tiles. You can tile the whole kitchen or combine it with brick or plaster, mix and match different colors and patterns, insert mosaics, etc. You can even have a specific theme such as a Spanish or Italian kitchen, or the primary color scheme reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. The choices are truly endless.

Article written for Marble Trend By:

Sophia Perry
Arizona Moving Professionals