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Office Space

March 18, 2010

I thought I would share a mini-makeover with you.  Recently, we updated the flooring in our downstairs office zone.  The office is simply a space connected to our downstairs living area.  About 4 years ago, we ripped the carpet out of our downstairs to install laminate flooring.  Unfortunately, there was a bulge you could feel under the carpet in the office area and we weren’t sure why.  Rather than risk pulling up the carpet there, we decided to visually divide the space by leaving carpet in the office area and installing laminate in the rest of the space.

Fast forward to 6 months ago.  The carpet in the office zone had an unfortunate incident and was left stained and stinky.  So, we had to rip up the carpet and take our chances with the bulge.  Here is a shot of the naked floor:

We added the area rug, but it still wasn’t a permanent fix.  We priced carpet, but found that it was expensive to install in such a small area.  The bulge was simply a plastic cap of some sort that darling hubs was able to remove with some manly force.  This made laminate an option.  Unfortunately, the laminate we had installed in the rest of the space was no longer available.  This meant trying to make a match.  Before I show you how we did on matching, I thought I would share an “in action” shot.

Gotta love child labor, huh?  Ultimately, this is how it matched up:

You can tell a minor difference, but I don’t think we could have done any better.  And finally, here is the whole office space, pulled together:

What do you think?  Is it “working” for you?

~ Anne

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Keryl permalink
    March 18, 2010 7:21 am

    Of course, now you have me wondering what this “unfortunate incident” was…

  2. Linda permalink
    March 18, 2010 7:37 am

    Good job! Looks like an organized place and love the rug.

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