Remodel Project

I don’t like carpet. Not even in the bedrooms. In our old house, in Ahawtukee, we had all the carpet taken out and the entire house tiled. I loved it. Easy to clean, don’t have to worry about things getting spilled on it, because it can just be wiped up without staining etc.

When we moved into our home here in Chandler, the whole house had just been remodeled, and has travertine tile throughout the house, except for the three bedrooms, which had berber carpet. I thought if I had to have carpet I would like berber carpet so we went with it. As time went on I came to hate the carpet, and started thinking of saving up to have it removed and replaced with tile.

This past week, as I was taking my daughter, Shantel, apartment hunting, I noticed many of the apartments had beautiful, laminate wood floors throughout the apartments, and I loved the way it looked. So, I started thinking, I would love to replace the carpet in the bedrooms with a real rustic looking laminate wood.

Well guess what happened…? The very next day I saw a commercial for Empire Flooring and they were having a 50% off sale. It was like it was just meant to be… So, we made an appointment with Empire. The sales person came right to our home and showed us a huge selection of tile, hardwood, and laminate wood flooring. I fell in love with a very rustic looking laminate wood and my husband, Bill, loved it too.

Yesterday, our new, rustic, laminate wood flooring, was installed. I took pictures of the installation while it was in progress:

First, everything had to be disassembled so the installers could move the furniture out of the bedrooms. We started with the master bedroom, but our kitty, Carmen wasn’t ready be moved.


Next Bill disassembled my ‘all about cowgirl’s room”:


Once the installers arrived, it was no time until my beautiful home was turned upside down as all the bedroom furnishings were moved into the family room,


Dining room,


And living room, What a mess!!!


Once the bedrooms were all cleared out, the carpet, padding, and baseboards were removed, and the laminate padding was cut and laid out.


It was an ALL day job, and the three installers worked very hard, and did an amazing job. We absolutely LOVE the rustic look and feel of our new bedroom floors. Here is the finished master bedroom:


And this is the finished “all about cowgirl’s bedroom”:

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I don’t have pictures of our daughter, Shantel’s, bedroom because she is in school all day and hasn’t had time to put her room back together the way she wants it. That is her “to do” project for the upcoming weekend…

Stay Tuned!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katsbynp
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 21:29:12

    What beautiful flooring! I have the laminate wood floor in my dining room and really like it. It cleans easily and always looks nice. I have a dog and the floor does not scratch. Your two bedrooms are beautiful. Thanks for sharing


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 22:28:07

    Oh my they are beautiful. Your Master Bedroom looks so beautiful and rustic and the floor matches your bed and nightstand so well. Just love your cowgirl bedroom also. So happy for you guys…..It makes you feel so good when you live in such comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Enjoy!!!!!


  3. gotham girl
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 23:55:13

    Fabulous! So happy that you got what you wanted! xoxoxo


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