If you’ve seen any of my Instagram stories as of late, you know that work just started on our upstairs renovation project. We’re changing up the bathroom layout to split up the boys and girls (looking ahead to teenage years!), creating a small laundry room (woohoo!) and ripping up every last piece of the 30-year-old carpeting (double woohoo!). My job for this week is to research and shop for carpeting for the kids’ rooms. We’re having hardwoods installed up the stairs and in the hallway but we’re keeping all of their bedrooms carpeted.
The carpet looks so much better in this picture than in real life. . .
Believe it or not, I have zero experience carpet shopping for our household. We’ve never replaced any (but we’ve sure ruined some), and I’m not sure which direction I want to go. My first thought was to go with something with a low pile and get completely away from the look of the carpeting we have now. But would I be sorry?! We’re oh-so-close to being out of the throwing-up-in-the-floor-in-the-middle-of-the-night phase. . .
I’m also thinking we don’t want to invest in the very best (aka “pricey)” carpeting just yet. The goal for whatever we install will be to get us to the college years—just in time for the grandkids to visit and do something gross on it! :)
Do you have carpeting in your home that you would or wouldn’t recommend? Would love to hear your thoughts.