Floor like, ever

Avatar Katelyn | June 25, 2016 32 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

Y’all. We did it. We are finally getting rid of our carpet once and for all!! Happy dance!!!!!

Those who have been reading our blog since its infancy will remember that swapping out our nasty old carpet and cracked white tile for beautiful, high quality laminate wood flooring was one of the first projects we ever did at the house. And by we, I mean a team of professionals we hired. We need to make a few more sacrifices to the DIY gods before we have the balls to tackle something that big. Which is why this time around, we hired the same guys again to install the same flooring in our bedrooms!

bedroom carpet trypticWe made this decision just in time too- when we called to set things up, we found out our flooring is actually being discontinued!

But before we could get anything installed, we had to remove alllll the furniture from our bedrooms. And our bedroom closets (anything on the floor at least). So our house has been looking a little ragged.

File_000IMG_7894 combo copyMeanwhile, we realized how sad our bedrooms look with everything removed.

bedroom carpet tryptic emptyBut honestly, it’s been fun camping in the living room so we aren’t complaining :)

File_000 (2)And it’s been even more fun to see the floors making their way little by little throughout our bedrooms!

bedroom carpet tryptic progressWe also had some water damage by our back door after the Houston floods this year. It caused our floors to swell so much that we could barely open the door. So we got a few boards back there replaced too.

File_002 (1)The whole project just took two days- which is massively impressive to me after seeing all the work that goes into it. We are so glad we bit the bullet and got the floors we wanted!

Having the same flooring flow from the hallway into each bedroom makes everything feel more seamless and open. Which is especially important when you have a relatively tiny hallway and relatively tiny second bedrooms. Speaking of which, here’s how they looked once the floors were done!

IMG_7910 IMG_7912 IMG_7911We are so excited to move our stuff back in and maybe even rearrange the layout of furniture in the rooms. Evans office especially is going to (hopefully) look a little different once we add everything back in.


This post currently has 4 responses.

  1. Nassira

    June 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Woah!! That turned out stunning. The color is lovely and I am glad it did not take long to complete. I want to do something like this in our home as well. You guys have been busy this summer, and your cool projects always inspires me. Thanks for sharing all your progress.

    • Katelyn

      June 26, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thank you! It took some gearing up to take the jump but what eventually made us decide is if we are going to do it at some point, might as well be earlier rather than later so we can enjoy it for as long as possible. Good luck!

  2. Renee Gibson

    June 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The flooring looks beautiful! Our new home has all new carpet. I love how it feels, but not how it looks. I just hate to rip out all new carpet. So our flooring project will be pushed off for quite some time. I hate the moving of all the furniture process, however you mange to make it sound like fun! It’s great that you bought it before it went out of stock!

  3. Katelyn

    June 26, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thank you! Moving the furniture was surprisingly more fun than annoying. Camping in our living room made us feel like kids haha :) But yeah totally makes sense to wait a little while on switching up your floors if your carpet is new! Maybe you’ll find you want to keep it in some areas and only replace it in a few areas, who knows!

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