How to lay carpet Why pay for someone to lay carpet when you can do it yourself? Pick up an installation kit with a knee kicker, utility knife and tucking tool. Okay, there's more to it, but the savings are worth it. Go for sandy or woodsy shade in a 50/50 synthetic/wool blend mix or optimal wear at a good price.
DIY Carpet Kicker ~ If you have any loose carpet that needs to be stretched back into place, don’t go out and buy or rent a carpet kicker. Create your own from a carpet tack strip and a couple of 2x4 scraps. Tack two 1-ft. long 2x4s together and nail a few carpet tack strip pieces to the bottom. Hold the kicker down and pound with a hand maul to stretch the carpet back into place. - Joe Waldron
I loved using Schluter Transitions and I also used rubber transitions for areas with curves or for my Luxury Vinyl companies that didn't provide transitions. I liked using Flexitions- they can be stained to match wood, you just order based on grain pattern. It was the best thing I found for going around curved brick hearths.
Beautiful Entryway Flooring Transition