I ask a question in the hopes that someone reading this can steer me in the right direction. Let me preface this by saying, I recently came into some 100% flexible, well paid, at home contract work for a major corporation (hooray!). So, I of course immediately started scheming about a few house projects and things (like a 10 year anniversary trip to Hawaii) that I want to put this extra cash toward.
So, onto my question. My first planned project is ripping out our downstairs carpet, and putting in some pre-finished hardwood floors in its place. I want to do the downstairs areas that have carpet, except for the master bedroom. This is about 600 square feet (3 rooms and a hallway). I have serious reservations about having Daniel install this. Not because he wouldn't do an awesome job. I know he would. He just takes an EXTREMELY long time to finish projects that he starts and I don't want to put that on him unless I have no other choice. Does anyone know how much it would cost to have someone install it? Does anyone have a person to recommend for this job? Or should I embrace my natural cheapness and let Daniel do it? I'm conflicted. Help! I'm trying to get an estimate of how much this project is going to cost me, and there are too many variables right now.
Thanks in advance for any input. The carpets in this house are quickly turning to garbage thanks to 4 messy short people. Eventually I'm going to have to recarpet the upstairs/stairs too.