But...I'm too cheap to pay big bucks for flooring...so, I decided to go it alone. First things first...I waited until my local big box store discontinued some nice carpet...I was able to get it for .79 cents per square foot, and it came with a really nice pad already attached.
A lot of people are scared to lay carpet...especially when there is a seam involved, but fortunately for me, my sister worked in a carpet store for awhile so I knew she'd be able to guide me in the right direction. The hardest part of the whole process was figuring out how much I'd need. The carpet only comes in 12' rolls and BOTH my rooms were 13'. She started to explain about how the nap had to go in the same direction when you cut the seam pieces, etc, and when she could tell I was thoroughly confused, she decided to draw me a diagram. Once I saw the picture, it made total sense!!!!!! So, I am carpeting 2 rooms. 1 is 13X24, the other, is 13X16. And here is how it needs to be pieced:
Easy peasy right?!?!?! So, I bought my carpet tape and got going. It went a lot easier than I thought, and in the end I couldn't be happier. We went from this:
SOOOOOOOOOOOO worth the work! :)