The biggest regret I have is not springing for heated flooring.
My husband and I moved down south to Tuscaloosa, AL for his work.
We bought a house and decided to fix it up quickly before the rest of our furniture arrived. We did all the big stuff first. The popcorn ceilings were scrapped, sanded, and painted. Then we sanded and painted the wood walls. Next the floors were ripped up. No more rugs but instead there is a gray tile. I even asked my husband during the floor process if we should consider heated flooring. It made sense. We already had the floors ripped up. Adding electric heated mats would be easy. We lived near a Tuscaloosa heating dealership. My husband said that Alabama does not get that cold. It would also double the cost of the project. The time was what convinced us. We wanted to move in quickly. We didn’t have the time to spend on the floors if we wanted our furniture not to be in the way. So we decided to just tile and leave it at that. Well, a year after living in our Tuscaloosa home the heating system died. We then had to buy a new system. We have since learned that Alabama winters are cold. The tile floors are icy on our feet. My husband wears socks all the time and I have invested in throw rugs. We should have gone with heated flooring. We could have saved so much money and enjoyed this wonderful heating system if we had. Now I am looking to redo the bathrooms and add radiant heat in there.