Friday, March 21, 2014

{ Carpet Is In! }

We are crazy excited over here with new carpet in our upstairs!

A whole lot of running and dancing went on the night we came to see the completed carpet installation. It was a happy night for sure. The kids are so excited because now they have a place to play while Mark and I work. I am excited too because this room has been a BIG undertaking for us and now we are finally feeling closer to saying it's 100% done. 

We started this room 6 months ago. Originally it was just going to be a quick - paint the old paneling, get new flooring and call it good kind of job but that is NOT what ended up happening. At all. Sometimes I think it would have been so much easier if we just stuck to that original plan but then we wouldn't have the gorgeous, amazing space up there that we have now and I am SO SO happy that we decided to totally remodel it. 

If you are just joining us on our journey, here is a quick run down of where this room started, full of wood paneling, old linoleum flooring, old drafty windows, and some pretty crazy electrical work going on up there.

This post gives you a run down of what we (meaning Mark) did to get it to where we are now. I'll just give you a few quick photos of the changes over the last 6 months. 

Then the big rolls of carpet pad arrived

put down

and covered up.

Side note: did you happen to drive by while the carpet was getting hauled into the house. Apparently they went the non-traditional route of going on top of the carport and through the window. I wish I could have got a photo of that! The things Mark comes up with...

The kids asked if they could sleep there that night, hence the pretending going on in the photo below

Even Chase was a happy guy! 

It was a fun night. Finally something feels "done" around here. We hired a guy named Chris Carson from Kent City Floor Coverings to do our installation. He's also the one that installed the laminate flooring in the kitchen too. This isn't the first time we used Chris, he did all of our flooring in our first house that we built back in 2005. He is a great guy and does a great job. Obviously we thought so because we hired him again. I've had a few friends use him too and they all have nothing but good things to say about his work. Chris does carpet, linoleum, tile, and hardwood installation so if you are in the market for some new floors you should definitely give him a call. His number is 616.299.6703. 

The new carpet is so soft. We knew we wanted something on the darker side when it came to color since this will be the kids space and you all know how kids and carpet mix and if you don't, I'm sure you can imagine. The color is perfect. The kids are happy, and that makes me happy. 

Pretty amazing to me that this room has come so far. The first time I walked up there, I couldn't even see through to the far window and now it's a wide open beautiful space for our littles to run and play as long as their hearts desire.

The stairs have changed a lot too

This was taken before all the steps were finished
I brought the beds up there yesterday to start painting them. Hopefully I can get those done soon so we can get this room all put together so the kids really feel like they are home when they go up there now. 

For now we continue to work away and we get to have our kids at the house more while we work so we are a happy bunch around here!


  1. we had Chris too!! Did you get Power Buy 150?

  2. I can't find the name of ours but I don't remember that one so I'm thinking no. We are so glad we went with Chris again!