The Kitchen Part 2: Dreaming of gorgeous floors
I'm not good at not having a project in progress. In the absence of back-breaking painting or grouting, I've been adding things to the mantel, hanging curtains, planning a gallery wall ... little touches like that. And I can't stop. I can't sit still and watch TV in my living room without dreaming of the next steps.
So I thought I'd do it out loud, here. Last week, I enumerated the things we've already done to make the kitchen mine. But there are still a few things to do. Some day, I'd like to break down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and add a breakfast bar, but that's a ways down the road.
But, fingers crossed, if my tax rebate allows, I'll be able to do the floor this spring, and the kitchen will feel finished. If only I can figure out what to do with it. So, this evening, I'm looking back through the Pinterest board I used to I start dreaming up this kitchen.
First, I looked for something neutral. I figure white would be smart since I have a white dog who sheds a clone of hair a day. I love the idea of something light and neutral so that I can place a beautiful runner by the sink as the bright pop of color.
In my search for beautiful white floors, I started to come across some really nice black and white designs. I realized that something like this may be a really nice retro nod to the era of my house.
Besides these options, my dad's been pushing for a Pergo laminate or similar, because he's installed them before and knows how to do it. Unfortunately, the majority of their options are faux wood, which would not look nice next to my real wood floors. Perhaps a white-washed laminate or something to contrast my floors. I haven't yet found one that I like in that category. The other idea my dad had was to try to continue the hardwoods from the rest of the house into the kitchen. I'm not sure how I would get them to match or if it's in my price range, but I definitely think it would look nice. I was really hoping the Powerball would work out and the rest of my reno would be a matter of hiring an interior designer sharing my Pinterest board with her.
So for now, I'll keep looking for inspiration and searching the aisles of Floor & Decor for new affordable options. If anyone knows of a good place to look in Richmond or online, let me know! And cross your fingers for my tax rebate!