Re: Rehabbers… What color of paint & carpet? - Posted by DJR-NV
Posted by DJR-NV on January 25, 2002 at 20:03:54:
Not sure where you are, but here in Nevada a buck per square foot for floor covering is one sweet deal. I just covered the floor in a 1200 sq. ft. house that I renovated and the bill was nearly 3K. Maybe you are planning to do the work yourself. If that’s the case don’t be penny wise and try to save a few bucks by working long hours doing the renovations yourself. Be sure to weigh the savings in renovations with money lost by not pursuing other deals. Of course when I first started I, like many others, had no choice but to do the work myself as I was poorer than a church mouse.
As far as paint and carpets, I reccomend Valspar brand interior paint sold at Lowes. Great coverage and good price. Consumer’s Reports rates it as number one! Better than the “famous names.” I do the entire house in a semi-gloss white or off-white, and it looks great. I don’t mess with painting the baseboards or trim a different color. That’s a big time waster. Nobody will notice I gaurentee you. As a matter of fact if I’m replacing the carpet I’ll just pull it and then spray the entire interior.
As far as carpets, you’ve already received good advice about that. A nuetral berber with a tight weave is the way to go. Don’t get the absolute cheapest or HUD quality if you are planning to L/O since if you get it back, you chance having to replace it. A carpet that is a step or two upgrade should just need a good steam cleaning. Best of luck.