If you live in a neighborhood like mine, your house might be one of five or six different models. Maybe the same model of house is across the street from yours, but it’s blue instead of brown. With that being said, there are things you can do to set the inside of your home apart from your neighbors’ homes. A big design feature that can bring “wows” from your friends and neighbors is new wood floors. There are a multitude of wood species, stain colors, and widths of planks that can set your house apart. Walking into a home with beautiful cherry floors, or walnut, or hickory can really make an impression. If your budget won’t allow for those species, red or white oak (which tend to be a bit more inexpensive) can be stained to reflect the color you have in mind. You can sprinkle in some quartersawn boards to add some character. My house has 3′ and 5′ wide white oak planks that are stained a walnut/mahogany mixed stain. There’s no other house in my neighborhood with the same color floors! The stairs are the first thing you see when you walk in my front door. We changed those up too, with stained wood treads and risers and wrought iron balusters. I get lots of “wows” when people walk into my house and see that it’s very different than my neighbors. If you’re interested in changing things up in your home, give us a call for a free estimate. We’ll help you differentiate your home with beautiful new floors!