We lived on bare floors for about a week and the night before the carpet was going to be put in we moved all the furniture out of the master bedroom and family room. The guestroom was still empty from the flooding. Almost everything got piled into the office.
The installer came about 8AM and finished about noon. Of course I had buyers remorse at first because that's just my nature. The lady at the carpet place said to always go darker than you think because A) the carpet will look lighter in bigger pieces and B) it'll last longer since it'll hide stains better.
I really wanted a lighter color, but took her advice and went with my second choice. I wasn't a fan when it was put into the family room, but it has grown on me and I finally like it now. It will be good with three dogs and a cat.
Here are the befores and afters pictures of the rooms...while i was trying to find before pictures, I realized you don't really ever take pictures of carpet...:
A sampling of the new carpet
The guestroom with the cream carpet that came with the house
The speckled brown carpet now, my favorite room with the new carpet.
This is an old picture, but the before the the family room.
I bought those cute little canvases of the dogs from canvas discount, if you need canvas pictures I highly suggest them.