It all started with the fact that our carpet was in bad shape! The living room and dining room, tolerable...the family room...NOT.SO.MUCH! So bad that I cannot even believe that I am showing you pictures of it! But because I like to "keep it real"...I am going to throw myself under the bus and share just how badly we needed new flooring!
With furniture and area rug, not TOO bad, right? Bad, but trust me when I say...remove that furniture and it looks a whole lot worse!
Ugghhh, can you tell where we LIVE? As open as our floor plan is...we typically use one pathway into our family room when the furniture is in there. And to add to that, because of that HUGE niche that you see in the background, there is really only one way to arrange our furniture!
Dining room and living room...not SO bad, right?
It was time to get rid of the carpet, but with 2 dogs, getting new carpet was not an option for me! And once again the open floor plan comes into play...it was an all or nothing deal! So we went ALL in!
Which takes us to this phase
Yep, gone...2100 sq. feet of shared living space...pantry, laundry room, kitchen, two bathrooms, living, dining and family rooms. Everything but bedrooms (and their bathrooms) and the den (behind those double doors, which already had a newer tile).
Needless to say, demo was a MESS! It looked like a war zone in here! It took about 7 guys and one day to complete 95% of the demo. There was dust everywhere!
We opted for travertine tile...this was what started happening on day two!
We were now down to a team of about 5, but these guys were fast!
Each day just got better and better!
After eight working days...they were DONE, but you'll have to stop back by to see the end result!