Friday, August 08, 2008
Carpet bye, bye
I haven't seen my market friends in two weeks. I'm definitely in withdrawal. Don't worry I haven't been too lazy in my "time off". As you can see in these pictures our carpet is gone and in it's place is nice faux "wood" laminate floors. The pictures are obviously of different rooms.
For those out there trying to sell an old home with out-dated floors there is hope! Before we covered the ugly linoleum with the new laminate my dad told me he still like the linoleum in our foyer. Blah, different strokes for different folks I guess. We do think the laminate looks much better than nasty carpet and outdated linoleum. Daniel and I had a hard time deciding what to put in. Real hardwood is our ideal, but we're trying to fix up the house to sell it's not our dream home. These floors are somewhat realistic, they feel good to walk on and seem to clean easily.
So after pulling up carpet, ripping out tack strip, cleaning up the mess, going to get floor samples, buying the wood, hauling it home, moving all the furniture out of half of the house, and moving some of the furniture back we are exhausted. We are taking a mini-vacation this weekend. We are going to the Mississippi Gulf Coast with Barley. He snaps at the waves in our kayak, so it should be fun to see him on the beach.
I will be back at the market next week, more than likely Clinton. I'm looking forward to getting back into the kitchen.