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New flooring and the house is a mess!

March 31st, 2013 at 11:51 am

We reached our goal for saving up for hardwood floors and after a couple of weeks of price matching and asking people for advice on which companies were good to work with or not...we bit the bullet, ordered the flooring and set to motion the "joy" of packing things up so furniture could be moved.

April will see the anniversary of our buying this home 15 years ago. The home is paid for and soon after we bought it, we replaced the carpeting in the family room and then the dining room and hallway as we saved up for it.

Due to wear and tear the carpeting was starting to show it's age. Plus, we both have allergies and it was recommended by the allergist to replace carpeting with vinyl, laminate, or hardwood. We decided to go for the hardwood because if we would ever desire to sell the home, we figured hardwood would be a bigger selling point. So we saved a little longer and finally reached where we could afford the job.

Due to the fact we are not "handy" we have to pay for installation. We figured it was cheaper than major medical bills after we injured outselves. :-)

Anyway, the flooring guys came Tuesday and started. One had an accident and hurt his thumb so he wasn't there Wednesday and the other one worked solo, putting our "adventure" behind. But, they anticipate finishing tomorrow. They did get the dining room finished. We donated the entertainment center to a local charity opening up the dining room quite a bit. We bought it almost 23 years ago and felt it had served it's purpose.

My photos aren't the greatest and I don't have things put away since some are blocked into another room, but you can see the difference in the flooring.

Someone posted on Facebook the other day about Dave Ramsey saying, "You are not entitled to anything until you save enough to pay for it."

Not sure we are entitled to new flooring, but we did save for it.

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7 Responses to “New flooring and the house is a mess!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's beautiful! I expect it will be a great selling point.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations on saving up and paying cash! Looks really nice! Smile

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    That is absolutely beautiful. My budget only allows for laminate at this point.

  4. starfishy Says:

    good choice to go with the hardwood - looks great!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    It's beautiful! I have laminate and do like it, but I LOOOOOVE hardwood. You made a good choice. Smile

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, everyone!

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    The lace tablecloth's contrast with all the wood makes the whole scene look so pleasant.

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