Today is moving day (yay!), so this will be a quickie post. The house isn’t even close to being finished, but our apartment lease is up so our stuff needs to go no matter what!
Skunk wants to know when he can see his new house.
One BIG thing that was completed yesterday was our floors. As you saw in one of our first posts, the old wrinkled carpet with crumbled padding was the first thing to go once we had the keys in our hands. For the past 6 weeks, we’ve had nothing but a dark concrete slab to walk on every day:
We’ve had a lot of advice from people on what to put down. Hardwood, poured terrazzo, you name it. Our final decision, and this is not going to be popular with a lot of people, is… carpet. Yes, we decided to keep with the original intent for the house and go with wall-to-wall carpeting. When we looked around the house, there were so many hard surfaces — stone, wood paneling… carpet would add a softness to the place and carry a color and texture element throughout the open living area. Luckily, we found a carpet that was perfect for what we needed: it’s the same color as the original berber in the house (Jack found a box of original carpet remnants in the attic),
but a low pile (so we can add throw rugs on top if we want) and a funky pattern (to be a bit modern).
So, here’s a sneak peek! Here are the floors with our brand-new carpeting.
…and a close-up of the carpet, so you can see the pattern.
The funky squares and lines echo the design in our linoleum kitchen floor, and other design elements throughout the house.
We almost didn’t get it, which caused a crazy scramble a few weeks ago. The original color we’d picked out was on backorder, and the date kept getting pushed until it was out of our timeframe. Thankfully our amazing carpet company put another color on hold that was almost identical, and were able to squeeze us in to install it the day before we moved in! Whew!
Enough for now… time to get rolling so we can move our stuff onto that new carpeting!