So a few months back we finally ripped out the original carpet in the house. There were two different colors and textures.
In the hall and on the stairs, there was this shaggy, burgundy carpet, and in the bedrooms, there was this medium blue color. They made the whole area feel dark and choppy and smaller than it really was.
We debated for several weeks and months over if we would rather put hardwood floors or carpet upstairs. We thought short-term and we thought long-term. We have these really hard tiles downstairs, and with an infant who is learning how to crawl, pull himself up, and walk, it isn’t an ideal flooring. We knew it would be scary enough if he hurt himself downstairs, and we didn’t want to have to worry about him hitting his head on hard flooring in his room too. We wanted our rooms to look really nice, comfortable and safe, so we agreed carpet would be our best option. If taken care of properly, it can last a very long time.
So now that what type of flooring we wanted upstairs was decided, our next step was figuring out who offered the best price and service. We looked at several different places, both big box companies and smaller businesses. We eventually went with Lowe’s. We wanted a durable carpet that wasn’t too soft and shaggy nor too short and hard. We found our perfect carpet in a shade we both loved. So we ripped out the old carpet and padding ourselves to save some money, and left the old tack strips for a few more savings. It was a very fun and productive way to let out some frustration. You have to pull and yank that carpet out along with all the built up aggression. However, if you do rip out your own carpet, the padding under will most likely have these pieces of tar, and if it has been there long, then it will leave black spots all over the sub-floor. I didn’t think much of it and sat down to take a break and had black tar all over my bottom. It got a bit messy after that since I would accidentally hit my bottom on doors and door frames and the walls. I’m a very clumsy person.
Within a day or two from pulling up our carpet, our new and beautiful cream-colored carpet arrived and was installed in a few hours. We all laid on it and it felt like heaven. It looked great in all the rooms (which were already newly painted), and it was the perfect amount of padding. Now our upstairs looks so much lighter and cohesive. It really feels like a completely different house. It makes it feel more like our home and not someone’s old home. Doesn’t it just look so nice and comfy?
I love our carpet and the way it transformed the look and feel upstairs. 🙂 There are a couple more renovation posts coming up soon.
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Thanks for reading!! 🙂