We recently refinished the hardwood floors in a home located in the Wedgewood neighborhood of Seattle. This home, which has been a rental for some years, is getting some serious TLC before being put on the market to sell. Some of the house had exposed hardwood and some of the hardwoods were covered up by vinyl flooring in the dining room and an overdose of tile around the fireplace. Once the vinyl and extra tiles were removed we were able to come in and successfully refinish the floors. One would never know that these floors were once covered in vinyl, tile and glue. We think the results are pretty awesome and will add tremendous value to this home. The floors were a combo of Fir and Hemlock and we used a Swedish Finish on them. See below for before and after shots.
We just finished working on the hardwood floors in another house that will soon be put on the market in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle. We refinished the entire house with the exception of the bathroom and kitchen. The main level of the house had Oak hardwoods, the second level was a mix of red and white Oak and the stairs were Fir. The owners decided to go with the traditional Swedish Finish. The finished floors are absolutely beautiful and add so much polish and flow to the house. See below for a glimpse of some of the before and after shots. More photos can be seen on our gallery of work page near the end of the gallery.
This Spring we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with an experienced, talented and smart local interior designer, Lisa Lucas of Lisa Lucas Design. Lisa specializes in interior design and home staging in the greater Seattle area. She creates interiors that sell.
Planeta Works has refinished the hardwoods in several of the homes Lisa has polished before putting on the market with amazing results. Each house on which we worked sold within days and for well above the asking price. According to Lisa, our work refinishing the floors was a major component in not only selling these houses quickly but for also sending them into a bidding war. Every home seller’s dream scenario!
Refinishing your hardwood flooring will always add value to your home. If you are thinking of selling your home and your hardwoods could use some love, or if you have hardwoods under carpet, it’s well worth the small investment and efforts to get them refinished. Hardwood flooring, especially hardwoods in good condition, will always enrich any space and appeal to home buyers.