We set the flooring budget and I did a bunch of research on all the options out there. And there is a lot to think about. The most important consideration was the stairs -- we wanted the stairs to look professionally done, so that first impression of our basement isn't my DIY disaster. I looked at (and priced out) installing a runner, painting the treads, carpeting, etc. And we just decided paying for the professional carpet installation on the stairs was what we wanted most. And it only ate up 1/3 of our budget (we tacked on the bedroom, too).
Here's what I picked:
|Very Neutral Carpet For the Stairs|
I ordered it and scheduled the installation date for Dec. 19. Meaning, I have to get the painting done in those areas ASAP!
It's. All. Happening!