This post talking about Updating Your Home’s Floors is brought to you as part of our new #HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own.
We love our furniture. We have a nice, big sectional in the living room that our whole family can snuggle up on. It’s pretty, practical, and it’s comfortable yet somehow most of the time it seems the majority of the family is gathered on the floor. The FLOOR! The floor is actually where so many of our memories are made. It’s where the babies learned to roll over, learned to crawl, where we sat with them encouraging those first steps. It’s where we spend hours together playing with toys, watching movies, or gathered around a board game for our family game nights. The FLOOR, where the biggest memories are made and sometimes the biggest messes! #HouseExperts
Updating Your Home’s Floors: Where the Biggest Memories and Messes are Made
Let’s face it, those memories and messes take a toll on our floors. When we moved into our home 3 years ago with a baby on the way, a toddler and a baby, and two young kids we knew right away that a carpeted dining room was not going to be a good thing. As an interior designer, I knew this anyway but with young kids, it’s even more so the case. The kitchen floors were outdated vinyl, the bathroom floor was poorly installed vinyl and in bad shape. The mudroom floor was indoor/outdoor carpet. GAG! The laundry room had yet a different type of vinyl flooring. The basement was concrete that had been painted with that garage floor type paint that you sprinkle the flecks of stuff in. The main area had newer carpeting and so did the two bedrooms on the main floor and that was great. Did I mention though that they carpeted the dining room?!?!
In the last 3 years we have updated the flooring in our kitchen, the laundry room, the mudroom, and most recently in the main floor bathroom. We also had new flooring put in through the whole basement including the lower level living area and dry bar, the bathroom, and the two bedrooms that are down there. The new flooring has made such a big difference in how our home looks. Here is a photo of our kitchen after we updated our flooring. I’m here to tell you, we are making lots of memories and messes in this room!
That leaves the rest of the main floor. The area that had new carpet when we moved in…including the dining room. Thanks to making big memories and big messes, the carpet has gone from okay to bad fast. It’s now reached a point where it’s time to call Sears Home Services. Sears offers a variety of flooring materials including tile, carpet, laminate, resilient and luxury vinyl, each with their own set of shades and patterns.
Now through January 31st, 2017 Sears is offering up to 12 months Special Financing on installed Flooring Purchases over $1500. This offer is not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts must be made in a single transaction.
Deciding what to put down for new flooring in my living room, dining room, and bedrooms has been a harder decision for me. I love the idea of carpeting in the living room and bedrooms for warmth and comfort but I don’t like the idea of spills and stains. Let’s face it. With little (and big) kids, messes happen and I don’t want to have to worry about spot cleaning all the time. Our home has a fairly open layout so it is more difficult to change flooring materials between the living room and dining room. It’s really hard for me to decide what to do. That wasn’t the case when we updated the bathroom and kitchen. Those were easy choices for me and with the help of Sears, they can be for you too. Check out their Bathroom Flooring Options: 4 Things to Consider and their Ultimate Kitchen Design Tips before you decide what flooring is right for your home.
With many top brands to choose from and free in-home design consultation, Sears can guide you through all the choices and take you through to installation when their highly skilled team is on site to make sure the job is done to your satisfaction. Whether you are looking to change flooring out in one room of your home or the whole house, scheduling a consultation with a Sears expert can make your project easier for you.
Are you planning to put new flooring in an area of your home?
Stephanie Pass says
We need to redo our floors. The woman who lived here before us let her dogs pee everywhere. We couldn’t afford new flooring then, so we just had the carpet cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. I’m wanting to pull it all up and get hard wood.
We just bought our first house and plan on updating the flooring in the kitchen and the dining room. I seriously can’t wait until we do. Carpet in the dining room bothers me.
Our carpet in the living room is still new, but I would love to have hardwood in there. I wasn’t here yet when the hubs decided to change the carpet.
I’m not planning on upgrading my floors any time soon, but I’d love to someday. I’d love to redo the floors in my kitchen and bathroom.
I would love to redo our upstairs! But it is quite the task when I think about it- it overwhelms me~
Kendall Rayburn says
Gorgeous flooring options! I really need to check these out because we’re planning to re-floor our living room!
Lisa Heath says
We bought our home 5 years ago and are thinking of upgrading our floors! When we moved in, they were all tile and we want hardwood now that my son is older and not rolling toys across the floor!
Kate | My Mommy Brain says
I so wish we could redo the floors in our house, but it’s a rental, lol.
Angela Harris says
We need to redo our living room so bad. I love the hardwood floor look. I think that would be so much better than carpet.
Up Run for Life says
We just put in new flooring in our house so that we could sell it for top dollar. I love the laminate and will be putting it in our next home too.
Currently living in an apartment so I can’t update my floors but I have an idea of what I want when I move in a house. Thanks for the suggestions!
Chris Lewis says
We really want to update the carpets in a few of our rooms as it has been a long time since then have been updated and they really need to be done. This is a great offer. Thanks for sharing it!
We recently upgraded the flooring in the kitchen. I chose tiles because they are easier to clean and maintain.
We just did carpet in the basement a few years ago. So glad we went with extra padding!
Kerri Olkjer says
Love your kitchen! We just moved into a new house and put wood throughout the upstairs. Now we still need to carpet the downstairs. I love how new flooring makes everything fresh.
I do need to update the floors on my main level. These are some great tips and suggestions. I am definitely redoing some floors in 2017!
Debra Schroeder says
Sounds like a great deal from Sears. We’re not planning on putting in new flooring. We did a remodel and addition 6 years ago so we’re set. 🙂
I cannot wait until we can update our floors. I am saving my pennies and nickels right now and hopefully by next year I can make my floors the way I want them.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
We actually HAVE been talking about redoing our floors. This deal you shared makes it feel like the perfect time to do it.
Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom says
I currently live in an apartment. But, would love to upgrade the kitchen and bathroom flooring! Retro orangish, tanish color lol!