Monday, February 14, 2011

decisions, decisions

So when we had our wall between the breakfast room and the Wii room taken out (jog your memory here) so that our kitchen, breakfast room and Wii room are all open to each other like this:
We found out  that the Wii room actually has hardwood floors under all that tile AND it is in good condition! WOW!!! This is the only spot in the house (besides the two bathrooms) that are tile, not hardwoods. My immediate reaction is YES rip that tile off (its not my favorite tile anyways and have multiple times thought of replacing it).

But then I start worrying- as I usually do- that it might not look as cohesive or unified as when there is one flooring throughout the area. And, SAD we really can't put wood down in the kitchen- its not recommended in an old house on a slab foundation. AND it would cause the whole area to be higher than the rest of the house due to the way you have to install hardwoods. So the question then became- what would it look like with two different floors? Well my question was answered pretty fast as there is a house on the market in our neighborhood that had just that! An opened up space with wood in the "den" and tile in the breakfast room and kitchen. So here it is:
What do you think? I don't think it's as bad as I was expecting- but they have dark tile and dark wood. We have lighter tile and our wood would be lighter to match the rest of the house.
I don't know- as of now I am undecided- I would love to have the wood exposed but I not at the expense of the room's overall feel. What would you do?


  1. I think it depends on where the cut-off is. Will it make the room feel smaller or bigger? I think it is a nice touch though and wood is always better than carpet!

  2. Thanks for the comment! I worry it will make the room feel smaller by chopping it in two with the two floorings. One flooring throughout always feels more open, but it's hard not to jump at the opportunity for hardwoods. We'll see what we end up deciding to do!