Raise your hand if you spent your anniversary tearing apart your house....no one? We did!
The carpet in our living room/office was nasty and that's an understatement! We decided to tear out the nasty, stained, smelly carpet one morning thinking 'we can do this' and 'it will be so much better when done!' Let me tell you, we were so right!! We took out the carpet, padding tack strips and hammered any stub-worthy nails down.
We are now living on the underlayment flooring (think this is what it's called) until we put down hard wood flooring, which will have to wait until after the holidays. Plus, my mom passed along some throw rugs and they work perfectly in the space!