Re: Is it bad to have different kinds of flooring in a house?
The key to any redecoration is to chose colors and textures that play well together. I'm not sure I'd use different colors of wood from room to room, however, doing the hall and main areas in one color with the same color as a border in the bedrooms with either carpet or lighter color wood in the center (of the bedrooms ) would work very well.
Wood and tile do play well together, maybe use grout color to tie the two together, though not a necessity.
Stay with classic, neutral colors and textures and your new floors will stand the test of time and buyers, go with latest fad or whacky ideas and the house will appeal only to you, hurting resale, no matter what kind of market is out there. When it comes to resale, there are only two kinds of home, "complete", which are ready for anyone to move into and enjoy, and "fixer-upper", those that need remodel or repair of some sort before they are liveable. You will get more money for a "complete" home than you ever will a "fixer-upper", and buyers will factor the cost of upgrades and repairs into their offers.
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