Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good-bye Leaf Carpet

When we decided to purchase this house we knew we needed to replace all the carpeting. It was all older and worn plus they had some weird color picks (the master bedroom had leaf print carpet). We were planning on being in the house for about three monthes and then choosing and getting new flooring installed. To our suprise we ended up getting it before we moved in. Our contracter (yeah for him!!) came up with a solution for us to stay with-in our budget but solve our flooring issues. He suggested just replacing the carpet in the bedrooms since it seems like they were in worse shape then the main living area (the main living area carpet was also a very high quality that we would not be able to match on our budget). He would also rip up the carpet on the stairs and replace the steps with new oak ones. He also suggested if we wanted to purchase laminate flooring he would install it for us, very inexpensivly, in the main living area so that there would be new flooring throughout. We decided to do the new carpet and laminate so that everything would be fresh and clean for move in.

To help save on costs we ripped out the carpet ourselves, it only took a few hours to do. When we started to pull it up we knew we made the right decision to have everything come out. It was so dirty and stained. Some of the rooms actually smelled as we ripped it up.

The living room with no carpet

The carpet we picked for the bedrooms is called "Peanut", its a very neutral beige shade. In our budget we did not have a huge selection of colors and its not the highest quality carpet but at least we know its new (and clean).

These are the after photos of our floors

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