home renovation: flooring

When John and I first bought our home we knew that we had some work ahead of us. Before moving in we had a list of changes we wanted to make. For example, neither of us wanted carpet due to having three boys and two dogs, so we were planning on replacing it with laminate. After two years, we finally managed to pull the carpeting and put in new flooring!

Not to mention with the housing market, we thought now would be a great time to finally start renovating. You know, just in case we finally decide to sell our home.

before:

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Admittedly, I had no idea how much of a hassle doing flooring would be. Pulling up the carpet, ripping out carpet padding, and pulling out carpet staples. Not to mention cutting the laminate to fit and putting in trim pieces. Oh and lets not forget having to take everything out of the living room. That was exhausting! With help from one of John’s friends, we were able to get it done in two weekends. Before pulling the carpet out, we removed the trim so that we could paint it as well.

after:

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Needless to say, John and I are absolutely in love with the new flooring! We painted the trim white and did a fresh coat of paint, called greyish, in the living room and hallway. We also decided to replace the carpeting in our bedroom since the dogs sleep in there.

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Honestly, part of me doesn’t want to move now that the flooring is done. Even with the blood, sweat, and tears we put into this project, it was so worth it. However, if you would have asked me during the project I would have been cussing up a storm and saying to never, ever do such a tedious project.