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Old 09-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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I am replacing the carpet throughout my home prior to putting it up for sale. I'm not sure if I should use the same carpet in every room. Currently, I have the same Berber in the living room, going up the stairs and in the upstairs hallway. Each of the three upstairs bedrooms have a different color of regular (non Berber) carpet. There is also a family room, separated by French doors and one step, off of the living room that has regular carpet but is a similar color/ shade as the Berber.

I will definitely replace the Berbered areas with new Berber. But what should I do about the family room and bedrooms? I like the look and feel of regular carpet in the bedrooms, but is it ok if each bedroom has the same carpet? Should they all be different or the same? And what about the family room?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Do you really have to get carpet? Hardwood would be so much better!


In my area, people prefer a flooring allowance so that they can get the carpet - or other type of flooring - THEY want.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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I somehow knew this would turn into a wood/carpet debate. I don't have the time or money for wood floors. Most of the carpets are 25 years old. Replacing the carpet is a fairly inexpensive way to freshen up the look of the place.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Then just do what you want, as cheaply as you can.
It will not add value to the house.
Many people will just rip it out anyway, so that they can put in what they want.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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Yes, I'm not trying to add value. I'm trying to not turn people away when they see the old nasty carpet.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Understood.
Will you get a better price if it is all the same?
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hi,we just went through the same process. Carpet was a mess, we replaced stairs,hallway and 4 bedrooms with the same neutral and inexpensive carpet ,for the same reason, not to turn people off. Downstairs was already part hardwood and family room was carpet in the same color, just shampooed it. Also painted entire house in 2 neutral shades. Closing on Friday!!!!! Anyways, the consensus was to have the carpet all the same. Good luck from CT, NC bound ��
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: NC
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If your furnishings/walls/decor look good with it, I would agree that having the same carpet throughout would be nicely unifying.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Get the same carpet throughout, it will unify the home and make the rooms look larger because there won't be transitions at the doorway. Get a nice neutral but don't go too light.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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I'd replace all the carpeting with the same carpet and color. It will look fresher and make the house feel larger.
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