What To Look For This Fall

It's been a really strange year, hasn't it? Everything keeps changing. Take out or dine in? School or no school? Get a test or self-quarantine? The only constants are the four basic rules:

--wash your hands, a lot

--social distance 6 feet

--wear a mask

--if you're sick, stay home

Another constant is the changing of the seasons. Fall is fast approaching. Fall is all about outdoor activities like family time around the firepit, hiking, picking apples, picnics - so many fun and safe things you can do outside.

As the days get shorter and the weather cools, we will also be spending even more time inside our homes. We have already been cooped up inside a lot, and most of us are tired of what we're seeing.  

We recently did a quick unscientific poll, with very interesting results. Here's the survey question:

If you were given $10,000 that you had to spend on one category only for the interior of your home, would you spend it on:Furniture
Bedding, Mattresses
Bathroom Redo
Kitchen Reno
Windows, Window Treatments

Here are the results: Bathroom redo was tops with 78 votes. Flooring was next with 60. These two categories won by a landslide. Then painting with 24, kitchen reno with 19, and furniture with 18. There were also votes for countertops and appliances, which are part of a kitchen redo. (NOTE: Keeping a full kitchen and/or bathroom gut and renovation to $10K is probably not possible in anything other than the smallest of kitchens and baths.)

This quick survey tells us that we are (hopefully) going to be pretty busy this fall. Floors are on many To Do lists. But it's not going to be as easy as in years past. We are getting price increase notices from our vendors, for a variety of reasons: tariffs on Chinese imports, high demand leading to low supply, manufacturers facing higher raw material, labor, and freight costs. We are also encountering numerous back orders. Imported products have been delayed and many shipping departments are short staffed, so it is taking longer to get product out for delivery. Most manufacturing plants are not working at full capacity. Sadly, you do need to be aware, and understanding, that some things may be extremely hard to get right now and may delay the start of your project or the completion. 

Everyone is working really hard and doing the best they can in this "new normal." We appreciate your patience and understanding. We are all in this together!

Not Exactly Free Money, But
You may still be thinking about our survey question and wonder how you could get that $10K to spend on your home. We can't hook you up with that deal, but we do have a great financing offer available until September 15. 18-month interest free financing is available on installed purchases of Mohawk products - carpet, hardwoods, laminate, and LVP. Only a $2,500 minimum purchase is required. Long term no interest financing is a great way to get your new floor today and get extended time to pay. You can get prequalified now on our website: Convenient Financing Options

How Much Does It Cost?
This client took advantage of the 18-month financing offer and had a great looking Mohawk laminate installed in their living room, dining room, kitchen, hall, and powder room. 560 square feet, fully installed for $4700. Their monthly payment is only $262. That's in the budget, right?  If so,give us a call and get your project started.  The financing offer ends September 15.

Design Tip
Got a blank wall that you need to cover? Try something different from the usual prints and paintings. Look for a handmade piece of textile art to hang as the focal point. Macramé is big right now, as well as decorative fabric wall hangings. For a really original result, you could also get a statement rug with a bold graphic pattern, not to be used on floor but to be placed on the wall.  

Take A Look
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of us telling you how great our installations look, why not check them out for yourself? We post pictures almost every day of our installations on Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest. Follow us and get inspiration for how gorgeous your home can look with beautiful new floors!