The last two weeks we have been scrambling to get all the loose ends tied up on our house. I mentioned before that our construction loan closed last thursday. We now have ten days to get a new mortgage to pay off our construction loan. Six months ago our estimated appraisal at the end of our project was $195K. Since then house prices have gone up, so we are getting it reappraised in hopes we can hit $215k which would give us 20% equity in our house. Last tuesday I spent the whole day putting in more laminate flooring in the old part of our house. We had covered the radiant tubing with a temporary floor, so I had to rip that all up and put down a new underlayment and then the laminate. We used the same Ikea Tundra in the maple finish. This time I bought the $10 Ikea installation kit, and it made all the difference in the world. All in all it turned out pretty nice. Ikea Tundra laminate flooring $1.29 square foot.