Between Christmas and New Years, Mr N had the entire week off. At the top of a very short "Honey Do" list was ripping out the carpet of the dining room and cheap laminate of the kitchen and replacing it with the highest quality wood laminate we could afford. Look at that nasty carpet! Naturally we didn't bother vacuuming before snapping this pic.
I snapped this picture in case Mr N didn't feel like smiling at the end of the project.
Here's a picture of the laminate in the kitchen. Mr N had already pulled the fridge out. Sorry the lights in the kitchen are pretty yellow. There was nothing major wrong with the laminate; there were several small holes and dings in it and there was discoloration in the entire center where we walk around.