shutterstock_217231396So your home feels drab and out of date and you want to remodel, but you aren’t sure where to start or what to update? Not to worry! Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR is here to help. Here are some great ideas for what to fix and update when you remodel your home. For more information or to schedule a free, in-home flooring consultation, contact us today!

Go Green With Your Floors

One great place to start is at the bottom, and that means with your floors. If you’re sick of dull wall-to-wall carpeting or just want to change things up, one option is to go green with your new floors, installing bamboo or cork hardwood. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re known for our environmentalism, and sustainability is a top priority for Floor Coverings International. We can help you make sure that your new green floors follow the guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Bamboo is a great eco-friendly option due to its high regrowth rate, while cork similarly replaces itself quickly. Whatever you choose, Floor Coverings International of Vancouver and Portland will be there for you every step of the way.

Go Grand with a Crown Molding

If you’ve ever been to an old house and wondered how it manages to maintain a casual sense of grandeur and majesty, look no further than the crown molding. Crown moldings gracefully frame your ceiling and can range from simple to elaborate, depending on your tastes. This is a simpler project than something like replacing your floors, but can drastically change the tone of your room. If you’re looking to give your home a sense of drama, this is a great renovation option.

Go Sleek with Stainless Steel

If you’re looking to modernize your home, your best bet is to replace your appliances with stainless steel options. Stainless steel looks modern and sleek, and will instantly class up a room. Compared to the dull plastic of older appliances, it’s easy to see why stainless steel is a great upgrade, although it could cost you a pretty penny. Stainless steel options will last longer, as they are made of inox steel, which is resistant to rust and water stains, hence the ‘stainless.’ However you choose to update your home, we hope you will choose Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR to help with all your flooring needs.


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