Call us crazy, but we closed on our house yesterday and need to be out of our rental by the end of this month. We need to pull up the carpets in our new house because one of my kids has a dust mite allergy and the entire house has wall-to-wall carpet. Right now we are just focusing on the main floor where the living room and bedrooms are.
We checked the living room and dining area and thankfully there is hardwood flooring under there, but it ends where the hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom starts. There is only particle board subfloor in that part of the house under the carpet.
We have 1 week to paint and move - we are looking at painting the walls and subfloor right now, covering with area rugs where possible. What is the quickest and most budget-friendly way to do this? Is it even doable in the time we have (Christmas is tomorrow!)? We eventually plan on putting hardwood in that part of the house, but it's just not in the budget right now.