When I bought my house I knew I wanted to do a big remodel before I moved all my stuff in.
I looked around the house room by room trying to figure out what I liked the least.
I hated that the home was all brown carpet. Rugs tend to hold smells, dirt and look horrible. I have a sandy backyard and I didn’t want to constantly be vacuuming up sand. Once I began pulling up the rugs I realized I wasn’t unearthing beautiful hardwood floors, but rather plywood. I needed to completely redo every floor in the home. Online they boasted about keeping the same tile throughout the house to create a uniformed look. That made it really easy to go room by room tiling and it was one major purchase for the home. While I started hunting for tile I came across an article that said to consider adding heated flooring during the process. All I needed to do was put cement board on the ply-wood, heated floors over that and then the new tile goes on top. The mats are electrically heated so no dirty air is being blown in the home. The heat stays at the floor level and doesn’t rise to get wasted on my ceiling. Due to that, I can set my thermostat lower and I save on my energy bills. Another perk is that there are no hot and cold spots due to the mats being everywhere. I am so glad I spent a little more money to have a quality heating system installed.