So I've been reading some blogs today that mention upgrades that the bloggers wish they would have gotten. I used to dwell on things we didn't get and even second-guess the things we did get. We got most of the upgrades we wanted and I can't even remember most of the ones we didn't get but wanted. They weren't anything major. I would still love to have that window in the laundry room though.... Anyways, our home is close to completion and I LOVE everything about it so far. It makes me forget about everything I didn't get or do. Except one thing. I only have one regret. We opted for carpet in our formal dining room. I wanted hardwood but my husband and my SR talked me out of it. We were originally planning on getting hardwood on the whole first floor. It cost WAY more than we thought it would. Close to $12,000 if I remember correctly. Instead, we opted for the hardwood in the foyer, powder room, kitchen, and morning room. I'm glad we ended up getting carpet in the study and in the family room but I'm still a little bummed about the formal dining room. Hardwood was super expensive for this room and my SR pointed out that I would spend over $1000 just to cover the hardwood up with a rug. This room also won't get used that much. We did get the tray ceiling, crown molding, and chair rail in there though so part of my still wishes that we would have sprung for the hardwood.
Did anyone else get carpet in their formal dining room? Does anyone think it's weird to have carpet in a formal dining room? It has to be pretty common for Ryan Homes to make it standard, right? Be brutally honest!