I hated my living room carpet. It was stained, it stunk and it was coming up in places. I wanted more than anything to put hardwood floors down but when we went to Lowes to get the floor, we realized we were going to have to redo the hall floor too if we chose hardwood. And it cost over $700 just to do the living room. So. I picked carpet that would hide some of the dirt that my boys drag in. And hubby and I installed it. All. By. Ourselves. Go us! (We are still learning the whole DIY thing :)
This is a before picture:
Isn't this gorgeous? I LOVE this floor. But there's spots that are stained and very uneven. Plus, theres a 2 foot by 2 foot spot that was replaced. The wood and color is different than the rest of the floor. And that spot is about 1/4 inch lower than the rest of the floor. It would cost lots of money to redo this floor.
our two helpers.