So we got a quote on the installation of the floors and to say the least our jaws dropped. And after much contemplation we decided this was going to be a major DIY project. This also meant that we would be taking our time on the installation. In other words, I will have to continue living w/out my living room and dining area for a while.
But last night there was a glimmer of hope. The same guys that we got a quote from called back with a better offer. Although it was a better offer I am still planning to get some more quotes. And we are still considering installation on our own. Now the reason I have faith in the DIY installation is not just for the savings but because my brother just recently installed hardwood and is willing to teach my hubby the process. So with that in mind, it has brought the confidence level up a bit.
So with this new lower quote we might be able to not only save but have someone with a little more experience refinishing the floor. There is hope and possibilities.