Sunday, December 4, 2016

Carpet Ordered for the Stairs

We're talking lots and lots about flooring, as today starts the DRYWALL portion of our basement work. Wohoo!

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
This company (Empire) also had laminate flooring that looked like what we found at Floor & Decor, but their all-in estimate blew my budget out of the water. So, I picked a carpet color that would match that laminate we're considering and we can delay that BIG decision a little longer. (It's 900 square feet, so we want to be confident in that choice.) Also, it's neutral and has hints of gray and tan -- which is the direction of we're going with the walls.

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!

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