it's amazing what your landlord will be up for if your just willing to ask. for us, Norm and Karen were willing to pay for new carpet in the basement if we were willing to tear out the old and put in the new stuff. oh, yeah!
and while it's ending up a bit more labor intensive that we originally planned on, it's still worth it.
old carpet on the left, new carpet on the right. see? much better!
everybody is willing to put in a little work
as a side note: i'm now an expert with a beveled trowel...
1 room down, 2 rooms and the stairs to go!