Our dilemma: we're either replacing the living room and den carpeting with new carpet or with tile. If we replace it with carpet, it's about $4,000 cheaper since we're only covering those two rooms. If we replace it with tile, we have to remove and replace the kitchen, living room, den, and hallway flooring (we think it would be weird to have a tile that's adjacent to a different tile in the kitchen and hallway - too many different hard surfaces).
The tile would update the house and likely be more appealing to future buyers. But it's friggin expensive.
The carpet would be cozier, quieter, and cheaper, but way harder to maintain and keep clean prior to moving someday.
We could be here another year or five years, who knows.
Going with carpet frees up money for other projects, like new appliances and a new (used) car for Alan.
Going with tile means our home is more attractive, and I don't have to cringe every time Junior pukes up yellow stuff.
I'm leaning towards the carpet; Alan's leaning towards the tile. But we're both no where near making a decision.
The old carpet is already pulled up, so we need to do something soon! Impart your wisdom upon us, please.