A Problem of Couch Proportions

When we had our two-story colonial, we had a crazy amount of couches: four. Two in our long and narrow living room, one in our porch and one in the basement. Granted, we really used, oh, one maybe two most days. But three are beautiful vintage and one we bought new before the vintage bug bit us. So here’s the problem.

Two couches won’t fit in the living room since we now have to fit a piano, record player couch and two chairs in here.

This is the other side of the room which I’m thinking we’ll use as a dining room. Love those built-ins.

With only one couch available in the living room, there is a basement and we thought a few couches could go down there. False. The stairs were narrow with a hairpin curve. My husband and dad figured out we could take out a window and get at least one couch could go in the house. Not before a vintage couch suffered a tear right on the back. Yikes. Maybe there will be a post on how to repair crazy tears.

Right now our living room seriously looks like a mess. Things are going to get sold on Craigslist fast, but one thing I’m looking forward to is getting rid of that white, stinky, stained carpet. We’re thinking cork.

If only this wasn’t $10.75 a square foot! What are your thoughts on flooring?

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  1. Posted October 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    We’re putting cork in the basement of our new house. Where’d you get the 10.75 price? We picked one at Lumber Liquidators for $3.50/sf. Installation cost varies by who you hire, but the most we’ve been quoted for a solid hardwood installation is $3/sf. Click lock installation is about $2/sf.

    • Angela
      Posted October 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

      We’re going to go with one we saw at Lowe’s as well, this option is a super fancy option from a flooring store that has a lot of color and variation. The designer in me says yes, the practical sane person says no way! 🙂

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