I saw the kitchen renovating thread and realized I could use some advice for my family's undertaking-
we are looking into changing the carpet in two room into wood or laminate wood flooring. The front room is little used except for summer-I teach lessons in there, and it is mostly a library of sorts.
the second room is the family room/den, with the sofa and coffee table and the little used TV.
Between the two rooms is the kitchen and the laundry room.
I was told at the BigBox Store I went to today to look at samples that the actual work would be done in most likely one day, but all the furniture needed to be moved, and they will not touch the electronics or the piano or my grandmother's antique sewing machine, so we would have to move those ourselves.
The kitchen is not that large, and definitely cannot handle two room\s of furniture.
So, can I ask for the two rooms to be done on two different days?
It would be cheaper if we pulled up the carpet ourselves, but how much of an undertaking is that? We have little handyman skills.
If I get in-home estimates, and it is in writing, does that really mean the price will not change?
Do you know of any websites that offer before and after photos, like you can do with hair-coloring sites to see what color you would like?
And, the reason we are doing this is mostly because of an elderly cat. She has ruined the front room. DH suggested the den so the floors would match. Here is the horrible question- should we wait until she passes? She is at least 15 years old. She was a stray when we got her in 1999 and is a small cat, a mix, tri-colored. No signs of anything except...not caring about her litter box about every third time.
so, any advice from those who have had their floors done? Things to ask the estimator, how to crowd the furniture, best time of year to do it, what about the cat, etc...
Thanks in advance!!