Spotlight on GoHaus – Give Your Home a Makeover this Spring with Luxury Wood Flooring

Thanks to our favorite place to buy hardwood flooring, GoHaus; we’ll show you how to choose the right type of wood flooring for a whole new look this season!

Every year and every season there are exciting new trends popping up in the design industry making it sometimes quite hard to keep up. One trend that will always remain a classic staple is hardwood flooring. Wood is a timeless look that will always look and feel luxurious, trendy, and on point.

There are several different types of wood flooring options you can purchase, and each one comes with their pros and cons. Here are some of my favorites from GoHaus:

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

 

If you have pets and kids, engineered hardwood flooring is a wonderful option that gives you the beauty and feel of real wood at a lower price. It’s made of layered, cross-ply construction, which gives you the opportunity to use this wood in humidity-prone areas such as your basement, bathroom, or kitchen.

Suzy’s Tip: Hardwood flooring used throughout the whole floor of your home including your kitchen and bathroom is very popular at the moment. If this is a look you are going for, engineered hardwood flooring may be the perfect option for you.

Exotic Mahogany Floors

 

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To give your home a rich, luxurious look, mahogany wood floors make the perfect exotic addition to your home. They are found in Southern Mexico through Central America and down to Argentina. Mahogany is definitely back in the interior design scene, as it’s very sought after and conveys the appearance of opulence. It’s very durable and to make it even better, it actually improves with age!

European Oak Flooring

 

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Oak isn’t only used for cottages and country-style furniture anymore; it has taken on a whole new look this season. I am in love with this “Orlando” European oak floor that has the look of grey, weathered driftwood. Grey oak flooring is remarkably versatile and heavily trending in the design industry. It makes a great flooring option not only for residential, but also commercial properties.

Acacia Brown-Black Flooring

 

As always, I like to save the best for last! If you are like me and watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians just to see their amazing interior design, you will notice that all of their homes have brown-black hardwood floors with light grey or white walls. This type of combination looks very sophisticated, and actually makes space look bigger than it really is! If you like to stay on top of the latest trends, consider the acacia wood flooring to give a beautiful bold look to your home.

Tip: Dark hardwood floors are very chic, but if you have kids and pets this may not be the choice for you. Dust and dirt shows on dark surfaces, so make sure you have good ventilation to keep the dust out, and possibly some rugs on high-traffic areas.

Are you in the market for new flooring this spring? If you are considering giving your home a flooring makeover and like affordable prices, stop by at GoHaus for a huge selection of flooring from vinyl plank, hardwood, and even ceramic tiles!

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6 Green Remodeling and Renovation Ideas for Your Home

Transform your home with sustainable upgrades and green remodelling ideas sure to make your house stand out on your block!

Photo: Camille Styles

Are you considering a home remodel project? Choosing from the wide array of potential home improvement projects can be a challenging task, and the right selection can make all the difference in your home’s value. Narrow down your choices to sustainable projects, and make your home more comfortable and energy efficient than you ever imagined it could be!

Energy Efficient Roofing

When considering a remodel, most homeowners don’t immediately look upwards, but roof renovations can provide a boost in curb appeal and cut energy costs significantly. When considering a roofing renovation, take more than aesthetics into account.

Green roofing options can provide a plethora of efficiency benefits. The right green roof designs can keep a home much cooler in the summer, allowing homeowners to decrease the use of air conditioning and providing significant energy savings. Some green roofs offer solar shingles, which can provide even further savings in energy costs.

Reclaimed Wood Floors

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Looking to add upscale appeal to your home without sacrificing precious resources? Look down. Reclaimed wood is guaranteed to make your floors gleam like new without chopping down forests. Reclaimed wood is durable and renewable, and installing this type of flooring provides both aesthetic and sustainable benefits.

Reclaimed wood is extremely popular and it tends to be on the expensive side, with homeowners often paying at least $5 to $15 per square foot. When shopping for new floors, be sure that any adhesive back is VOC-free to reduce toxic emissions in your home.

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Solar Panels

Store the sun’s rays and turn them into a powerful energy source for your home. Solar panels have become significantly more affordable in recent years, and with promised energy savings, remain a popular remodel option for a variety of homeowners. If you’re concerned about financing this admittedly costly renovation project, there are financing options available.

Consider applying for financing from a PACE Program like HERO from Renovate America. Property assessed clean energy programs are designed to help homeowners finance home improvement upgrades, meaning projects that might have been out of your financial reach before are now attainable. The cost of projects under these programs are added to your property bill, meaning you can pay them back over time.

Green Countertops

Going green in the kitchen could mean a simple switch in countertops. Certain modern materials are kind to the ecosystem, durable for daily wear and tear, and aesthetically beautiful—and there’s plenty of options to choose from. Homeowners looking for a rustic look can select salvaged wood pieces, while bamboo tends to be the top contender when it comes to green countertop options. From butcher block to Squak Mountain countertops made of glass, recycled paper, and cement, there’s plenty of variety.

Install a Direct Vent Fireplace


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During cold winter months, it can be tempting to light the tinder and enjoy your fireplace, but if it’s wood burning, take a moment to reconsider. Wood burning fireplaces are inefficient and messy, and they produce a great deal of pollutants that can irritate the lungs. Instead, switch to a direct-vent gas fireplace.

These modern fireplaces utilize air from outside for combustion. They also convert up to 80 percent of the fuel they burn into usable heat. There are no chimney concerns with direct-vent fireplaces, as they can be vented both vertically and horizontally. This is great news for homeowners, as it’s cheaper to retrofit a direct vent fireplace thanks to this versatility.

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Landscaping Options

Not every remodel occurs inside the home. Landscaping upgrades can make all the difference when it comes to home enjoyment, curb appeal, and increasing resale value. Drought-friendly landscaping has become more important to residents in states dealing with water restrictions. There are numerous ways to create low-water yard design in drought-affected areas, and many homeowners are taking advantage of artificial grass installation.


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Grass is the largest water waster in the yard, and requires a great deal of maintenance effort from homeowners. Turned off by the idea of neon grass? Modern advancements have seen an increase in realistic-looking artificial grass options. With all the beauty and much less maintenance, artificial grass could transform your water usage and utility bills.

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