What were we thinking?
We opted for the cheap ass carpet when we had the house built. We should have known better. The carpet started looking like shit after two years. Yes, we could have had it cleaned but that is only a temporary fix.
The stairs were the ugliest so we decided to get a quote on getting hardwood installed on the stairs. Great idea but not financially friendly at this point in time. Basically, it would cost $150 per stair. We have sixteen stairs leading upstairs. Do the math.
Second option was to get hardwood installed in all the rooms upstairs. Once again, not financially friendly.
Third option (my suggestion by the way) was to get hardwood installed in the loft area, put new carpet on the stairs and all of the bedrooms upstairs. DING, DING, DING….we have a winner.
Two days later the installers came to install the hardwood.
Here are a couple of before shots:
And now the after shots:
I could post some before and after on the carpet but the color is pretty much the same. The carpet has “texture” so I will include an after picture of the stairs. Oh, we put hardwood on middle landing on the stairs.
I took the picture with my iPhone and for some reason it looks like the hardwood on the landing is crooked. This is not the case.