This project is long overdue. And I mean LONG. We've been saying we were going to replace the old builder beige carpet since we moved in....over 2.5 years ago. We finally did it and are so happy with the results!
We had opted to do hardwood in the nursery due to a very allergy ridden Carl. Of course we are hoping our children get my health system, but we'd rather be safe than sorry. However, the guest and master bedrooms plus the hallway and stairs all were going to stay carpet. I was very nervous about our choice since you get all of like 2x3 inches of a swatch to make your decision. I can now breathe easy as I am quite confident I made the right choice. But I'll let you see for yourself.
Before: Boring Builder Beige with lots of grossness added in:
You can see we ripped up around the banister- that was to easily paint and make sure we got the entire piece including anything hiding under the current carpet.
Carl ripped up this section in the hallway to fix a very noisy squeak. It was a dead giveaway when trying to hide around the corner to scare an unsuspecting Carl. Now I can scare, clue free!
And now for the much better afters! We chose a Frieze Stainmaster carpet from Lowe's. The color is Flint Rock which is a nice deep taupe.
You can see the difference, right? Oh please say you can. If not, I will blame poor photography skills because really, the old stuff was just awful. Now it's time to put our house back together...ack. And don't worry, I'm not doing any heavy lifting :) Luckily we have lots of boys around that can assist with the big stuff!