Carpet Types For Homes With Children

When you have kids, the dynamics of your home change. You often go from refined to durable. If we looked at flooring from a simply practical standpoint, we’d end up with uncomfortable flooring’s like ceramic, laminate, or engineered wood. That’s why carpets come in handy.  

For one, children spend a lot of time playing on the floor. When you put down a carpet and there are children around, you fully expect that there will be spills, blood, and much roughing around done right on the surface. So, you’ll need to choose your fibers carefully when picking a carpet out. 

Know that polyester, nylon, and triexta are among the most durable types of fibers. Stay away from wool carpets, as they are really not the best choice for homes with children. Polyester (also known as PET), is a budget friendly, and environmentally friendly type of carpet that provides stain resistance and a long life. Nylon is known for durability and softness. This is another material that’s great if you want a carpet with a long life. Triexta is a unique fiber that provides the highest amount of stain resistance and really will be soil-free. 

Modular Carpeting

There is another option when it comes to carpeting and that is modular carpeting. This type of carpeting can be laid out in the form of tiles. If a piece is soiled, stained, or ripped, you’ll be able to just switch out that piece of the carpeting puzzle if it can’t be cleaned. This is an option for homes with children, however, it’s not a popular choice in residential settings. Generally, modular carpeting is used in commercial settings like office buildings, and indoor public places like shopping malls. This can be a good option for you depending on the size of your home and your needs. If you have a room that’s completely dedicated to children, like a playroom, for example, you could use a modular carpet.

Treating The Carpets

There is an option to have your carpets pre-treated with a Scotchgard like chemical. This is also available for your furniture. It helps to prevent your furniture and carpets from stains and soiling, surrounding each fiber for a total protection. Once a fiber is treated, it will never wash or wear off. It’s a good option to treat your home with this especially when you have children.

Whether you decide to do wall-to-wall carpeting or simply place some area rugs around in order to make the floors of your home more durable and comfortable for children, you have some options to take the curse off of the inevitable mess that children will make.

Another Property Sold – 165 Water St Lawrence, MA

This Multi-Family in Lawrence, MA recently sold for $320,000. This style home was sold by Olivares & Molina Team – Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.








165 Water St,



Lawrence, MA 01841

North Lawrence

Multi-Family

$329,000
Price

$320,000
Sale Price

2
Units

2,536
Approx. GLA

Looking for a 2 unit home with expanded living in the 3rd level? Here it is! Priced to sell multi unit home offering a first level featuring 3 bedrooms and a 2nd level with a total of 5 bedrooms and washer/dryer in unit. Vinyl sided exterior with off street parking in the rear and plenty of storage space in the basement. Make this one yours!

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Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Selling Your Home

When you’re trying to sell your home, there are a few mistakes that could make or break completing the sale of the home in a timely manner. While some things like a tough market or a home with a lot of extra-special features are out of your immediate control, there are plenty of things that you can do when it comes to selling your home. Read on for expert selling tips on what to avoid when your home is going on the market.

Your Home Is Overpriced

Overpriced homes tend to sit on the market for a longer period of time. This is because buyers can see that the price isn’t right and are waiting for a price drop. It’s so easy to overestimate the value of your home as well. 

When a home sits on the market for a longer period of time, buyers also wonder if there’s something wrong with the home. Was there a botched inspection? Does the home need major work that’s not visible to the naked eye? An idle home sale leaves buyers wondering, and your home still left on the market.

As far as price goes, if your home has been sitting on the market, you’ll need to consider dropping the price in a timely fashion if the price isn’t right. You also should be open to bargaining with buyers. In the grand scheme of selling a home sometimes being stubborn with $5,000 doesn’t pay off in the end. 

You Didn’t Clean Before A Showing


When your home goes on the market, you’ll need to do a deep clean of the home. This could mean shelling out some money for a professional cleaning service. Buyers want to see homes that are in pretty good condition. It’s hard to picture living in a place where there’s a lot of dirt and clutter. If you need to, put some of your stuff in storage for the showing. Buyers need some vision to help them decide on the home that’s right for them. You can help them to find that vision with a spotless house.

Using Subpar Photographs

When it comes to selling your home, you want the best possible photographs to depict your property. Most home buyers start their search online these days and high-quality photographs are the best first impression of your property that you can give. A few cell phone pictures just won’t cut it. If you can’t get professional photographs done to sell your home, you might want to find someone with a more professional camera or a bit of amateur photography skills. Buyers are focusing on the pictures way more than they are the words in descriptions for online listings. Find the best way to give buyers an overview of your property in images with a good impression.

22-24 Logan St, Lawrence, MA 01841 has an Open House on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM








22-24 Logan St,



Lawrence, MA 01841

North Lawrence

Multi-Family

$429,900
Price

2
Units

4,133
Approx. GLA

Welcome to this unique oversized 2 unit home that offers updates throughout with hints of charm of yesteryear! Home offers ample off street parking with double driveway, vinyl sided exterior with double pane vinyl windows as well as a fenced in yard area. As you walk in you are greeted with original woodwork, wood pillars and hardwood floors in first floor unit. 2nd level unit offers original woodwork, 2 full baths as well as a walk-up attic with additional rooms. Home offers two recently installed High Efficiency on demand heating/hot water units. Truly a must see and will not last! Come see your new home and make it yours in time for the holidays!

Open House

Sunday

December 30
at
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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