# 29 on my countdown list is Carpet Padding and Carpet!!!
Yup! That's right. I can't wait to be in a house with upgraded carpet padding! Our rental now does NOT have it. And, it stinks. We chose 8 lb padding for our downstairs in the new house (started at 5 lb, then 6, then 8, and then I think it went to 10, and I have no idea what came after that).
One draw back we have found in not upgrading the carpet padding is that the temperature on the floor in the winter is literally 8 degrees colder than the temperature up by the thermostat. (down stairs...same room) How is that energy efficient? It's not. Now granted this home is 10 years old, but still. NOT fun!
Then, we have 3 kids and dog. Accidents happen. And with a tiny little carpet pad, stains are a horrible thing to deal with. We do try to keep the drinks corralled into the kitchen, but our toddler is another story.
The extra padding is going to be such an improvement. I wonder if we'll be able to feel the difference walking on it?
We also upgraded our carpet to a LEVEL II carpet throughout the house (it goes basic, level I, level II, Level III, and so on). It has a great warranty, is soft and cushy. My husband can't wait to take a nap on it. NO LIE! I think this upgrade will also help with wear and tear, as well as stains. =)
It is going to be so awesome going from a house with no upgraded padding and basic carpet, to one with 8 lb padding and upgraded carpet!! WOOHOO!!! Can't wait!