We spent the weekend ripping out the carpet in our new home. It was quite the undertaking, and more than once we mused that perhaps it would have been worth $400 to just have the floor guys who are coming to sand and stain the floors do the job instead. But, we finished it, and although we are sore and tired, we feel happy about having accomplished it and excited about the floors because the place already looks so much better without the carpet.
Here's the living room before, with carpet padding and tile entry:
Here's the living room after:
Here's the hallway before. The carpet was sort of pinkish...
Here's the hallway after (although this is taken before we've pulled up the staples):
Don't ask me what we are going to do with this: