Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I Never Thought I'd See the Day...

But looky here...
Do you know what it is? No?
Well, how about this? Yes, that's right, we just purchased 10 boxes of bamboo flooring! Isn't it pretty?

I'm pretty excited but it's probably going to be about a week and a half before we're actually able to install them because Trav has to work this weekend. But that's OK because it will give me time to figure out how we're actually going to do it. I did a bunch of research on this particular brand of flooring and found out that it is highly durable and that made me feel better. We got a great deal on it at Costco and it only cost $.05 more than laminate (if anyone reading wants bamboo they have it on sale for $10 off per carton which comes to $1.68 sq.ft. which is really a steal). Of course we still have to rent something to staple or nail or glue it down with but I have a few days to figure it out. And to sand down the kitchen cabinets. After all the talk I did about wanting different color cabinets, when it came time to pick out countertops I quickly came to the realization that I was going to have to hold off on cabinet color until flooring and countertop decisions were made. I actually was completely settled on seafoam (although I did seriously consider the mango color- I thought the room would look like a tropical smoothie) but I also thought that if we sell in the next year, I am not going to want to paint the cabinets again. So there you go. The house progress is coming slowly but surely and I'm very much looking forward to being able to walk in the kitchen without shoes. I'll make sure to post before and afters when we're done.

4 comments:

Tisra said...

Hooray! Oh, guys, it's going to be soooo nice!

Mary said...

I'm SO EXCITED for you guys!!! I know you've been wanting these for a long time and I'm just thrilled that you finally have that new floor within sight. I can just imagine the difference it will make and what a joy it will be to walk on it every day. Can't wait to see pictures.

Forever Amber said...

I love kitchen remodeling. Well I don't actually love the act of getting it done, but I like when it is complete. What an awesome feeling. So excited for you. I'm ready for pictures already. What are you waiting for?!?!

Christy said...

Beautiful, beautiful!