The Carpet Dilemma

As some of you may know we are desperately trying to get our house ready sell. It has been on the market for around five months now. The house is becoming a little more than a shell of it’s former self with most of our family photos taken down and half of our belongings boxed up. While making little improvements like touching up the paint on the base boards, keeping the yard imaculate, and repainting the entire house there is still one dilemma we don’t know the best way to handle. The carpet in the boys room.

This room has tons of stains on the carpet from Kool-Aid to baby powder explosions. We have tried everything from spot treating to using two different carpet cleaners . We have even thought about getting a carpet cleaning service to come out and take care of it. We aren’t sure what we are going to do yet and don’t want it to be an eyesore. We were thinking about just replacing the entire room with new carpet but then we didn’t know what the best style or color would be. The realtor said we could do one thing and that would be go to our local home improvement store and pick out several different types of carpet we would be comfortable with and get samples to let the potential buyers pick out which one they like the best and have it installed as soon as we move all of the stuff out of the boy’s room.

Whichever way we go with at least the next family that buys our house will have great carpet!


6 Responses to “The Carpet Dilemma”

      Becca on June 6th, 2011 11:56 am

      When we last moved our realtor suggested turning as much carpet into tile as we were comfortable with. I don’t know if things have changed though.

      YouthMUSE on June 7th, 2011 5:45 am

      I agree with the Realtor. The lure of being able to pick your own carpet might help sell the house faster!

      shauna on June 8th, 2011 6:50 am

      Yes, I think the Realtor is right after all…
      Carpet is one of the things to consider regarding your home. It adds beauty and color.

      Stacie on June 9th, 2011 8:57 am

      I am sorry, but I giggle everytime I hear (er read) someone say (type) carpet cleaner.

      I know, I’m so mature.

      I have never heard of a suggestion like your realtor gave…that’s interesting and could help make the sale a little smoother. When I bought my house they knocked off a certain $ amount for replace the carpet…a carpet allowance (gigggling again)…

      Good luck.

      Carin Oliver on June 10th, 2011 3:37 pm

      Rearrange the furniture so the buyer can’t see it. And then give them a credit for it if they ask. 🙂

      Katharina on June 14th, 2011 2:51 pm

      I like the idea of letting the buyer decide which carpet to have you install. How I wish someone had done that when we bought this house… the carpets were soooo hideous! 🙁
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