Remember the laundry room we worked on a few weeks ago. Well, the new flooring in there was all in preparation for the new flooring that was soon to come to our upstairs hallway. It is a high traffic area with really, really light carpeting. The carpet needed to go. We didn't want to spend the money it would take to replace the whole upstairs, and we didn't want to have mismatched carpet butting up against each other either. So, we decided to install hardwood floors. We did it before when we first moved in, in our entryway, and so we knew what we needed and what to expect--a long grueling day (for my husband anyways), and the use of a lot of tools we don't own. Only this time, we used some of the hubby's connections and got the wood flooring for less than half the price we did it for the last time, in about the same amount of space. And we thought we had gotten a pretty good deal for the entryway from some sale flooring at Home Depot. But this current hallway we did for about $280, that includes everything, the pre-finished hardwood, the tool rental. We borrowed alot of the tools we would need from friends which saved us tons. And the prefinished flooring we got from a vendor the hubby knows through working in the lumber industry. My Husband took the whole day Saturday getting it all put in, and it was finished just in time to go to bed. We didn't get to creative with the color or width of boards because we needed it to match the wood floors in the rest of the house, but it sure does add an elegance and a charm to the upstairs. And the hallway looks so much wider. And better yet. . . no more traffic stains, hip hip hooray! Now we just need some paint for the walls. . . I am definitely open to suggestions! Without further ado, here are the before, middle and after pics!
Great Job Honey! Thanks for all the hard work, and for saving me from a life of carpet spot scrubbing!