I’ve been dying to replace the shag carpet in my studio with flooring that doesn’t eat small dropped items.
Day 1. Remove everything from the room.
Halfway through (wish I’d thought to do a before picture):
Contents moved to living room:
I ran the robovacuum in there for an hour, and was vastly disappointed that it found only one bead and the hook part of a hook and eye fastener. Where did the rest of the lost bits go?
Carpet and pad removed, tack strips pried up, nails and staples pulled, floor swept, vacuumed, and wiped with ammonia, AND edges caulked:
Working late, nearly done;
Stuff back in place, but reduced by filling an entire rolling recycling container (egg cartons, oatmeal containers, lots of miscellany), half of a rolling trash can, and two boxes for goodwill:
All the furniture went back where it was because that’s the best use of the space. I’ve tried variations, and even did a scale floorplan and tiny cutouts for the furniture. So I guess this isn’t really a makeover, more like a floor replacement. But I’m thrilled!