All floors stripped down to the concrete. I'm a clean person--I vacuum, have the carpets professionally cleaned twice a year--and yet there was still lots of dirt under the padding. Gross! I was prepared for this. People told me it was normal. Still gross.
We decided to raise the living room floor to match the rest of the house both for practical purposes and for style. I watch a lot of HGTV--I know what's in. . . plus I have Memzy and Becca.
Good bye sunken living room.
You can see the beautiful floors in the family room and living room. Great huh? Doing new floors is like moving. . . .in place. Not easy--very messy. Furniture has to be shuffled from room to room.
This is where Cris has been sleeping the last 4 nights. I call it his man-cave. I'm on a mattress on the floor in our bedroom. Once we had furniture piled up--there was no moving it.