Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hardwood Floors in the Study!

I am writing to you from my couch where I sit sore and exhausted, but it was worth it because.... the hardwood floors in the study are in!!  Woohoo!!  I am so happy with how they look.  I swear they make the room look bigger.  The floors were very easy to put in from a skill standpoint, but geez it's a lot of labor!  I estimate that I did about 200 squats these past two days.  And while the floor-nailer is an awesome tool, swinging the sledge hammer hundreds of times is no walk in the park.  However, we did it for about half of what the builder was charging (saved about $700.00), so I am definitely happy with our decision to DIY it.  It took two 8-hour days with two people working to complete them (plus about 2-3 hours to rip out the carpet, padding, staples and nail strips).

Before:

During:
Sweet knee-pads dude!
After:
Sorry about the poor picture quality.  It was getting dark when we finished, but I couldn't wait to take pictures!
Next up is are the built-ins.  I have started working on the design.  More to come shortly!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Love it!!! Its so worth the DIY, you have such a proud feeling of accomplishment and you save tons of money nice job!!
    We are moving along with our basement, still in the framing process and figuring out bar area, movie area, laundry room, bathroom and closets. I suck at spacial relations.

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    1. Thanks!! I can't wait to see your basement progress.... what a big job!

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  2. Looks good. How did you make the transition?

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    1. We actually added a second threshold board because the one already installed did not have a groove or tongue and also had a ton of staples in the side of it so we couldn't even create a groove. So we nailed down a second board and tied into that. It's not ideal, but it looks fine and was much easier than trying to pry that board out.

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  3. Colette...you ROCK! You're doing awesome things with your house and you are right, the hardwood makes the room look MUCH bigger!

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  4. Throwing my hands up for a high five! YOU TWO ROCK!

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