This is your house. You live there. Install what you want. Carpeting over hardwood floors is performed all the time. Your interior doors will probably need to be cut down at the bottom due to additional floor height. Carpeting can be removed and hardwood floors replaced / refinished when needed. Hardwood floors are a good selling point, but if they are in bad shape and you like carpeting, then go for it. Enjoy your home.
When you are ready to sell, then you can decide if the cost of replacing is suitable.... more