Im purchasing a fairly large townhome, about 2800sqft. Its a short sale and undervalued so no guarantees that I will get it. If I do it will need all of the carpeting replaced. Its a 3 level, the entire top floorand half of floor #2 need to be replaced, about 1000sqft. My mother in-law is an interior designer by trade (I do not trust her!!) and keeps telling me this is going to cost 7K minimum. I think I can do it for half that, but I must admit that all I have been doing is researching the internet for ballpark costs. I have this and about 3 other projects that need to be done to be move in ready. Is this something I can tackle my self as far as picking out materials and then hiring a 2nd party for the labor? Im willing to rip out the old material to lower costs? Thanks for your help guys!!!!