Tuesday, April 9, 2013
New Flooring Reveal!
In my six-plus years of residence in my house, I've made a LOT of improvements. But one big project has remained. After stressing about the beat-up, cat-destroyed carpet for several years, I decided to use my tax refund to get new flooring. (My philosophy is, if it's something I would have to do before listing my house, better to do it ASAP and enjoy it myself.) I also wanted to replace the kitchen/dining linoleum with tile, but figured I'd get to that later. However, when the flooring guy came to take measurements, my dad suggested I have him measure the kitchen too. The quote he gave me was reasonable and my parents generously offered to help with the expense. So I was able to have ALL the flooring done in one swoop!
The work was done last week, and the house isn't fully back to normal yet, but I couldn't wait any longer to post Before and Afters. So here they are in all their imperfect glory!
Laminate: Bella Cera Hacienda Collection in Hickory
Ceramic Tile: Mohawk Mirador Tile in Cameo Beige
Flooring Provider and Installer: Flooring Solutions (VERY pleased with their work)
Quarter Round Baseboard Installer: My dad
Photobombing Cat: Gandalf
There's still work to do. I need to get a living room rug and some other things, plus this remodel has kickstarted a huge spring-cleaning and refreshing expedition. Also, one plank in the living room has done a weird popping-up thing. The workers came to look at it this morning, and apparently it's a product quality issue, so caveat emptor. In order to replace it, they'll have to re-do a big section of the room. *facepalm* Hopefully it won't be a huge deal.
In any case, I'm SO happy and feel like I have a whole new house! :)