Hardwood Floors vs Carpet in Bedrooms - Los Angeles Area

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Hi everyone,

I would like to ask your opinions on a design dilemma I'm having. We are flipping a 4 bed 3 bath 2,000 sq. ft. house in Sun Valley California (borderline Burbank if you are familiar with the area). The house will sell in the 700s. We are putting hardwood floors throughout the living room and kitchen and all other main areas. Baths are tile. Would you recommend continuing hardwood throughout the bedrooms or install carpet? I personally would prefer hardwood and it would look much nicer than carpet, but it will be about $3,500 more all together. Do you think buyers would prefer hardwood enough to cover the difference and some? Or should I save the money and go with carpet? I want to go with whatever will give me the bigger bang for my buck.

Thanks for you opinions!

hi @Amber Emerson  We always carpet bedrooms, and even in my personal houses I have always preferred it. Stepping down when you get out of bed in the morning on wood or tile is cold, and with families, it's more comfortable for kids to play on carpet then hard surfaces. I know it is partly a preference thing and different buyers will want different things but I think personally you should save the money in the bedrooms. My contractor almost always does carpet in bedrooms and he works for several different investors. 

Thanks Jeff! It's always nice to have opinions from people in the area with experience.

Hello  Amber,

This is always a good question and is always a tough decision. The difference in cost is great enough to go with the carpet. You will get the best bang for your buck with carpet.