Sunday, June 29, 2008

remodeling the living room floor

Ok, so I am FINALLY posting some more pictures of the condo!! We just finished putting in our living room floor, and we are totally LOVING it!!! We chose a laminate from Home Depot.  When we started this project, laminate was my very last flooring choice, but after we shopped around and talked to 2 flooring guys who said they prefer laminate to hard wood because of how hard it is, we decided that was the way to go!  (We have to keep reminding ourselves that this is not our "forever house," so we are choosing things that we like enough, but not necessarily what we'd pick for the dream place!) This stuff was $2.31/ square foot, and it had a lot of the features we liked, so it was a pretty easy decision to make!

Our A/C has been broken since the end of last summer (We didn't bother to fix it when it first broke because winter came, and the heat worked just fine... you know, out of sight, out of mind??) so this is the average temperature we have been remodeling at!!!  I am happy to report that it was finally fixed yesterday!!!

We usually give our cat Bob random items/garbage to play with (or he takes them on his own apparently) and they always manage to disappear!!  Chardie and I joke that when we move one day we will find Bob's stash.  Well when we moved our couch, this is what we found!!  Lots of twist ties, a toe separator, a couple of earplugs, rings from milk tops, etc... All of Bob's treasures.

This is the beginning of the project.  We ripped up the carpet that was originally in here, and there was this crumbly cement stuff that had lots of cracks in it!  Here I am vacuuming, thinking that we will just lay our floor right on top of this... Silly me.

Here is another shot with a view of the dining area!

Here is what we ended up doing. When Andelin men get started on a project, they can't just do what it easy.... they have to do what is right!  I know it's a good thing, but I ripped this floor up all by MYSELF!!

We bought cement board, and now we have a nice even canvas!  (I even got to use a power tool and put in the screws!)

This is the only picture we have with flooring actually in place.  We managed to convince Chardie's brother Jeff to help us lay it in one night!  Thanks Jeff!!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Ok...two posts within a week? You're spoiling me! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your floor!!! In fact, if I have an extra $2000 lying around someday I may have to copy you and put that down throughout my downstairs. I'm so jealous - your house is so cute! Can't wait to see it in 4 days! Love you!