Save on Vinyl Flooring and Splurge on Everything Else
Monday June 02, 2008
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Vinyl flooring is a wise choice for your home, your family, and your budget. With vinyl floors, you can get the look of flooring materials like stone, tile, and hardwood at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. This means that the amount of money you budgeted for flooring can take a sharp downturn, leaving you with leftover green to spend as you please!
Depending on the amount of money you have left in your flooring budget after installing vinyl flooring, here are some suggestions about what you can do with it:
$2500-5000: Yes, choosing vinyl flooring can mean saving this much money over choosing the real materials. Forgoing hardwood floors means you’re minimizing the amount of work you’ll have to do to maintain your floors, too. Choose similarly fuss-free new furnishings and build your room from the ground up. The economical spender could get a new couch, a few chairs, and maybe even a new coffee table out of this much cash. Any leftover from that can be socked away for future room reimaginings!
$1000-2500: Perhaps you shouldn’t go all out on a whole new set of furniture, but sprucing up a room with a few new chairs or a new table is completely doable. You can even choose quality over quantity and splurge on that dream piece of furniture you’ve been wanting for ages. But remember, just because you can spend this extra money you saved by getting vinyl flooring, it doesn’t mean you need to. Matching the old room to the new floor can be as simple as adding a new recliner to bring the whole look together and throwing the rest into future new flooring projects.
$250-1000: A limited budget shouldn’t limit your imagination. Try cycling out some furniture from other rooms into the room with new vinyl floor tiles. An old chair can look brand new in a different setting, and you may find yourself bringing a fresh look to the room using all furniture you already have. With that in mind, you still have enough for a new end table or cabinet. Check local antique malls for a cheaper find that will add character to your space.
$250 and under: On the bright side, you know how to budget exactly how much money you’ll need for projects. Unfortunately, you don’t have much left over for play money. But don’t fret! If your leftover cash looks more like pocket change, take what you’ve got and get the most out of it. Adding a little spice to rooms with new vinyl floors can be as easy as three or four new pillows to scatter across the couch and chairs. If you’re into the double digits, try something like new coasters or a few pillar candles. If all else fails, a bouquet of fresh flowers always adds something nice to a room!
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