The Before Photos
Phase One - Ripping up carpet and painting
The house is now painted, and the floors are bare. The hallway and bedrooms are ready for new carpet which will come later, and the front entry way and bathroom are ready for tile.
The living room, dining room and kitchen are ready for hardwood!
We decided on a beautiful natural maple hardwood, which is completely real. It has a lot of color variations of really light to super dark and all shades in between. It's tongue and groove wood so we rented a power stapler to assist us in installing the floor.
Once we brought the wood home, we acclimated it in the area we were going to lay it for several days as we painted the rest of the house.
Then, we opened the boxes and laid out each individual piece of wood so it could acclimate further, and we separated them into light and dark piles so we could choose different colors when assembling the floor later.