Monday, June 26, 2017

Getting New Floors At The City House

We're updating things at the city house that need it. We'll be painting the outside soon and I want to repaint the kitchen (I've loved the green, but it looks tired - or I'm tired of it).
kitchen shortly after adding tile floors. Love the green color but it's time to change it 
It's a wonderful house - 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Open living and dining rooms. Lots of windows, lots of light. I fell in love with it the moment I walked in. It had everything we were looking for at that time - perfect for our young family. I knew it was a house we could stay in a long, long time.
Not long after we bought it - I added the flowerbeds along the driveway and around the trees
Over the years, we've made the house our own - took wallpaper off, put wallpaper up, painted, redid the kitchen (new countertops, appliances, tile floor), master bathroom, added tile to both bathrooms, painted again. We took out the dining room windows and put in french doors and a small deck. We took out the rose carpet and put in berber carpet in a nice neutral color.
new french doors - back when we used the dining room for an office
a look at the berber carpet 
And now we have replaced the carpet in the dining and living rooms plus the entryway with wood-look laminate flooring. It's going to be a big change and I am so excited! With two big dogs, it will be so much easier to keep clean. Here are some before photos:
old tile in entry and carpet
looking toward the kitchen and entry: dining room on left, living room to the right
dining room
living room with Herbie and Buddy
Living room looking down hall towards the spare bedrooms
looking towards the master bedroom and dining room

We picked one that is a medium brown called toffee. It's beautiful. Now that it's down, I'm giving all the trim a fresh coat of paint in antique white not (cough) bright white. I might have painted all the shoe molding bright white before I realized all the trim is actually off-white. Oh well. On the bright side, it will have an extra coat of paint on it. That's good, right?

I'll be back to share a final reveal when the trim is done and the furniture is back in place. I'm pretty sure I'll be paring down the amount of stuff that goes back into those spaces. Here's a little sneak peak  until then. I just wish we'd done this two years ago!
It's just beautiful!
Here it is going in:

Left the carpet in the bedrooms

Please come back on Wednesday when I'll be sharing my ideas on an office space for Bruce at the farm. It's going to include something I always wanted since I was a child.




  1. The new floors look great! Excited to see your final reveal ;)

  2. Beautiful! I love wood floors, and so much easier with dogs. You need to treat yourself to some type of electric broom. Dogs take way too many Swifter sheets. :)
    Look forward to seeing the reveal of your lovely home.

  3. The change is going to be huge, and I love the color! I know what you mean about wishing you had done it years ago. That's the way I feel about our white washed walls now. It just took a while to convince Fiaherman ;).

    I have a feeling I know what you want in Bruce's office but I won't say just yet. If it's what I think it is, I want one too!


  4. Hi Cecilia,
    The floors look great. It is a beautiful home and all the changes just make it that much prettier.

  5. We got wood-look (plank) laminate flooring after a flooding incident and we love it! So excited for you! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  6. Everything looks so great to make a perfect interior of a house.


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