Keep the Wood Floors or Carpet the Whole House????
OK, seriously need input on our newly inherited beach house. Early 1900 Victorian, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Cape May, NJ. House was built by DH's grandfather as a "Summer Home." House has all wood flooring, BUT...there is no subfloor, they are just nailed down on top of the joists. Over the years carpeting was put down. We just pulled most of the carpet and found that the wood floors are in good shape, but are all painted. I'm thinking, a little putty and re-paint them all...Done...cleaner, less musty and mildewy than carpet and cheaper. DH would like to re-carpet, thinking it would be better since there is no insulation. Quotes to carpet the whole house would be around $5K. We are planning to rent it out partially, but also use it for our enjoyment. I never thought of carpet for a beach house. What do you think???