It wouldn't be our normal, unless there was a major remodeling project going on at our house at the beginning of Spring . . .
The time has finally come to take out the old flooring - several kinds of flooring, in fact . . .
First, we have the creaky, imitation hardwood in the Living Room and Dining area, above showing a partially exposed sub-flooring and a still-to-be-removed floor in the Dining Room . . .
Here's a shot of the Living Room. Five bookcases down and two to go. We've been packing books for weeks. The boxes are now stacked in the basement. Oh, well, I guess I still have my Kindle . . .
Another shot of the debris waiting to be taken out to the curb on Garbage Day. We found out we could save $1,000 by removing the flooring ourselves - a no brainer for my husband, who's not used to letting anybody else work on our house. Oh, and look! my crocheting project is on the chair! Another thing to be packed away until the floor is finished.
Close-up of the linoleum in the Breakfast Nook. We seem to lose a bit more flooring every time we move those chairs . . .
The floor in the Kitchen is going, too . . . Too dark, don't you think?
Out with the carpeting! I CANNOT KEEP THIS CARPET CLEAN! Notice that the builder carpeted even the sides of the stairs. Isn't that the silliest thing ever? A center runner to dampen the noise and avoid slippage makes sense to me, but I'd never have covered the whole thing, especially with light -colored carpeting in such a high traffic area!
More linoleum in the hallway. Every single one of these floors was sloppily installed, and ugly to boot. We are ripping it all out and replacing it with warm, beautiful hardwood floors that will unify the entire space!
So, we've been busy selecting the right contractor and finding the best price, not to mention scrounging around for boxes, packing books and the contents of the china cabinet, and removing old flooring . . . Everything is out of place . . . I am very tired lately . . .