I did this living room about 25 or more years ago. The new owner fixed some major water damage to the beams between the windows and the carpet is going o be replaced. Current carpet is a nice cut pile, but the new owner wants a "thin" carpet. I don't know if my body and nerves can handle this job again since I work solo. The room is 48' 5" by 25' at the widest point. From left to right are 5 angled exterior walls with 8 foot tall by 12 foot wide windows. speaking a panoramic view. Wow. Sets on top of a hill looking down onto the bay. At the of the bottom of the drawing is a 13 foot wide stone fireplace with an overhanging (floating) hearth totaling about 20 feet starting from the steps.......... pretty tight quarters working under that overhang. Three steps flow down into the room ranging 5 to 8 feet wide. To the right of the stairs in green is a 'wall' of 6 foot tall doors that hide stereo and entertainment stuff and maybe a wet bar.......... I don't recall. I can't remember if I stretched off of those doors or took them off and stretched off the frames of the cabinet. Looks like once seamed together there's two days of stretching in almost every direction to get everything even. She hasn't picked out a carpet yet. I told her not to settle on one until I see it. If it's a Berber or one with a pattern, the seam alone could be a nightmare. Pre-stretching the seam would be mandatory regardless. Looks like a job for a stinger if they bought a cut pile. I don't own one. How do you begin getting an even stretch if the carpet they chose has a pattern or a pattern that shows a strong diagonal line. This room is huge windows so lighting is going to be a killer. Windows on the top of the diagram face east, so strong morning light and till well past noon. I'm thinking stay nails across the middle of the room and stretching in a sequential manner 12 feet at a time towards the right, then reversing the procedure and doing the same thing in the opposite direction.