Advice on Hardwood in bedrooms or not
We chose good tiles for all the bathrooms/laundry room/ entryway (2 story foyer)/ optional drop zone area and walk in pantry because we know it's a pain in the butt to rip out all the tiles in small spaces. So those tiles are upgraded.
Note: The cabinets are installed BEFORE the flooring and are sitting on the concrete slab. This is in the western USA so there are no basements. The subfloor is concrete slab.
Note 2: We got the optional additional bedroom and bathroom
Note 3: we also got the covered balcony with a 12 foot slider off the master bedroom
1) Rip out the standard builder tile in kitchen and dining room and replace with hardwood
2) RIp out carpet in Great Room, Den, Guest Suite and replace with hardwood
1) Rip out carpet in Master bedroom, optional additional bedroom, bonus room, walk in closet, bedroom #3 and bedroom #2 and replace all with hardwood
Total cost of the project = $20,000 (materials and labour)
1) Same as the above EXCEPT we will keep the Guest Suite as carpet
1) the bonus room and the hallway entry into the master bedroom and walk in closet will be replaced with hardwood BUT the Master Bedroom and ALL other bedrooms will remain as carpet
Total Project Cost: $14,000
We are now toying with another option. OPTION 3, which is the same as option 2 BUT the entire master bedroom (additional 16, 5" x 16, 1") will be hardwood, but all other bedrooms upstairs and downstairs will remain carpet We have not yet priced this out but will probably be about $2k more than option 2.
WIfe has allergies so was thinking of option 3 and also would look good if I put some nice tiled flooring on the optional covered deck. However, would it look weird that the master bedroom is the ONLY bedroom that is hardwood and all others are carpet? My kids still like to playfight and dance around so liked the sound dampening aspect of the carpet in their rooms.