Oh yea...and new paint on the walls!
With the sheetrock, icing, wait, I mean mudding, sanding, mudding, and more sanding done, we were finally ready to install the new floors and add some new color to the walls.
After living with sock snagging subfloor for long enough, we were really excited to finally get the new floors put down. We chose to go with Pergo laminate flooring in Thoroughbred Oak that we found at our local Lowe's.
For us, this was the most cost effective option and we knew that it would be durable enough to last. Unlike real hardwoods, which can be much more expensive, Pergo doesn't scratch and is pretty simple to install.
We really liked the idea of dark floors, and this was the darkest we found. After ordering the amount of square footage we needed, we simply waited for our pallet of flooring to arrive and then got busy installing it.
Along with our new, darker floors, we knew we wanted to change our every-wall-is-beige that the previous owners painted before selling. Let's just say, it wasn't just that they painted every wall the same exact beige, even things that shouldn't be painted were painted. Doorknobs were beige, hinges were beige, even the baseboards, window trim, and doors were beige. We chose to go a different route and painted our new living area gray. Here, you can see, the baseboards were also getting a fresh coat of white.
New floors, new wall color, and crisp trim paint really helped to freshen the space up. It is finally starting to feel a little more like us. Whatever "us" is. I don't know that even we have that figured out yet, but that's what this journey is all about.