Originally Posted by Scopeguy
I would also choose the darker color carpet, though both look good. The wider trim on the stairs, with some trim on the sides, like the examples posted would probably look nice.
The doors look great! I've never been any good at staining, and it always impresses me.
Yup staining to me looks really nice, especially on some of the builds here that have a lot of stained wood work such as Indygregs and Cathan's both of those guys put my staining abilities (and wood working too) to shame. I will have to agree with you though that my doors did turn out pretty nice, I am pleased. Now that I'm done with the majority of my staining my comfort level is much higher which figures now that I'm basically done.
I spent a couple of more hours in the basement tonight. Finished getting the other oak board cut to size and routed to finish off the other part of the stairs. Now I just need to sand and stain both of the boards and they will be ready to go in. I also cleaned up and vacuumed the kids area and took the opportunity to button down the floor a couple of places where I missed some joints and where I had drilled holes but forgot to put the nail in.
The Mrs. called me at work today and informed me she had ordered the carpet. We did in fact go with the darker shade, the one on the right side of the carpet photos. According to the carpet store the 40 sq. yards we ordered could be in as early as Thursday or as late as a week from today. If the carpet comes in on Thursday I could have carpet as early as Friday! We were able to get the carpet plus the best pad they had for under $19 a sq. yard total. This was much better than the first place we went were just the carpet was over $19 sq. yard not including the pad. If my calculations are correct I should have over 40 sq yards of carpet and pad installed on the stairs, hallway and kids room for just over 1K which is just about what I had budgeted and is the only thing so far that has come near what I have estimated anything for this build to cost. Yeah me, small victory.
My bank account has been hemorrhaging since my decision to go with the spray foam (don't regret it, just way over budget on that little adventure) which cost three times my insulation budget. At some point I will have to put a tourniquet on the ole' bank account and allow it recover some.
Tomorrow I will attempt to tackle the "Feline facilities entrance".