Homeowner moves house, installs hardwood flooring
Homeowner moves house, installs hardwood flooring Eddie Hampton is no stranger to building and renting houses, but according to the Salisbury Post he recently did something he has never done before in 30 years of business. Instead of building a new house on a piece of land he owned, Hampton simply moved an already-constructed home to the plot.
"New construction is pretty slow, so we've looked at this as a new opportunity," Hampton told the news source.
However, Hampton did not just move the building but also completed some renovations to make it more appealing to possible renters. The house, which is 60-years-old, got new tile in the kitchen and he plans on adding a new refridgerator as well.
Perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing addition Hampton made was laying oak hardwood floors in the two bedrooms and the living area.
"People like hardwood floors," Hampton says. "It's perceived as better quality."
In fact, those looking to rent or sell their home may want to follow Hampton's lead. According to a survey commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association, 58 percent of real estate agents said that a house with wood floors would bring a higher price.