When we bought our 1950s ranch, we thought it had hardwood floors everywhere except for the addition, and that we'd be able to refinish the floors and just add hardwood to match in the addition. Easy. Relatively inexpensive.
That's what we thought...
|Floors we hoped were throughout the house.|
Since installing hardwood was no longer in the budget, we had to come up with a plan B. Carpet was out of the question. (Have you ever seen the dirt that collects under carpet? YUCK!) So we decided to go with laminate.
It took a long time to figure out what laminate we wanted. My design plan calls for something rustic since it is loosely a French Farmhouse design, and it had to be durable since we have two senior pets. Now I don't care what anyone says, laminate is never going to look like real hardwood, so I also wanted to make sure whatever we chose didn't look like a cheap imitation of the real stuff we already have.
|Select Surfaces Cocoa Walnut from Sam's Club|
Jim thought the best place to start would be in the master bedroom, because it's not one of the public room. It made sense to me. Start in the room where we would be the only ones to see the mistakes. But you know what? Installation was so simple, it looked perfect when we were done!
|New floors in the Master Bedroom - Before, During and After|
|Testing the flooring next to the Fireplace. LOVE!|
|Shout out to my hard-working husband! Love you, Babe!|
AND... Yesterday our cabinet guy called. Our kitchen cabinets will be done this week!! Whoo-hoo! We'll be picking them up on Monday, and then you'll get to see what we do to the kitchen! Can't wait!!
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