We are FINALLY finishing our basement today by having carpet installed! After an almost two year process, BJ will have his "man's room" and the kids will have a playroom. More importantly, I will have my living room back and toys will be banished to the basement. We have lived in this house for just shy of 3 years and the carpet in the living room looks like we've lived here 10. Since we were able to negotiate a "whole house installation" price, we decided to replace the carpet in the living room as well. No shoes in the living room for anybody who comes to visit--at least not for a couple of weeks!
Notice the beautiful, rectangular, couch shaped clean piece of carpet on the left of the picture? We are keeping that for emergencies since we currently have the same carpet upstairs.