The streptococcal infection came at a bad time as Josh was in the middle of ripping out our retro parquet floors and installing new laminate flooring. Luckily the bedroom floors were already complete, so I had my own sanctuary of calm. He let me sleep in until 11, and then I gave him the OK to start ripping out the parquet in the hallway and living room - not realizing just how loud it would be. It didn't last long though, and a bit of discomfort was worth it for the end result he achieved.
|Removing the parquet - this was the noisy part...|
|The end result|
After installing the floors, Josh put down the transitions. As they were glued down, he had to add weight to them for 24 hours and he improvised with books, a Chinese garden stool, and pails of drywall compound.
Now that the floors are finished, the last big project is painting - the entryway, living/dining room, and hallway. I've overwhelmed myself with a multitude of paint swatches, but we think we have a winner with two grey hues by Behr.
|Our final picks are Granite Boulder (top) and Squirrel (second from top). The aptly named 'Squirrel' will be used on an accent wall.|