New Carpet - New Room


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Installing new carpet in a room is best left to the professionals in my opinion. There is, however, a lot you can do to make your room just as fresh and new as the carpet. Doing the prep work yourself can save you time and money on the installation.

Picking Your Carpet

When you walk into the carpet showroom, don't be suprised if you find yourself moving frantically from one sample to the next. So many textures and colors to choose from can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. Take your time. Eventually you will find yourself gravitating towards similar shades of color and textures. Be sure to take the time to get all the information you need to make an educated choice. There are several questions you may want to ask;

  • What is the twist?
  • What is the density?
  • What is the warranty?
  • Which is best for the amount of traffic in my room?
  • What is the best I can get and stay in my budget?
  • All this information can be found on the flip side of the carpet sample. Talking to a knowledgeable associate can put this all into perspective for you, helping to narrow down the choices even more.

    Take several samples home. Checking colors against your furniture, walls, even a stone fireplace can prove to be enlightening. The natural light of day can bring out instant likes and dislikes. Keep in mind this can be a relatively expensive addition to your home. one that will be there for years to come. Changing a wall color to coordinate is a cheap fix. Buying new furniture, however is not. Throw your sample against sofas, chairs and the wood in your house. See what it does or doesn't do for them.

    About the Author Terri Oh is a mother and grandmother who spends her free time trying to come up with ways to make the old look new, and the boring look fresh and fun again! More tips on remodeling on a budget can be found on her website at .


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