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Can someone give me a rough estimate of how much it would cost to carpet a 3 bedroom 1100 sq ft house, 5 rooms to carpet wall to wall, not my house, more details inside, torn between 2 houses while house shopping

i'm house hunting. my budget is under 250,000. i do not like hardwood floors, some people do, some consider it a luxury, but i don't. now there are 2 houses. 1 is $159,000 and is ALL hardwood floors, the other is 249,000, fully furnished and wall to wall carpeting. i guess i'm trying to figure which would be the better buy, i'd have to pay and furnish the less expensive house, option b has everything i want already there, but if it would cost less to buy the less expensive house and do it myself then i'd do that, how much would i be looking at for furnishing and carpeting, which is the better buy?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • What do you mean by furnishing? Will you need cabinets or to finish a basement? If so I would call around for estimates. As far as carpeting goes, it all depends on what type of carpet and where you are at? I live in the carpet capital of the world as carpet for ne would cost much less than someone who lives in Washington State. However, I seriously doubt it would cost $90,000 for carpet and furnishings unless you have an expensive taste.

    Answer by JeremysMom at 1:49 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • You don't pick as house based on aesthetics that can be paint, flooring, lighting fixtures. Look at the neighborhood, schools, resalability of the house, etc.   To answer the question though I would think you could carpet the whole house for under $5K


    Answer by Syphon at 1:49 PM on Jul. 3, 2011