Saturday, December 24, 2011

We have flooring

Dan and I stopped by on Thursday so that he could see the progress that's been made the past few weeks. To our surprise, there was a guy working on the hardwood floors. There wasn't a lot of light, and I didn't have my camera, but here are a few shots of the progress so far.
This is the non-standard portion of the floor that we decided to add on. We wanted to carpet the family room, but I hated that to walk from the hallway to the kitchen you would walk over like 4' of carpet. It was kind of awkward and that piece of carpet would get a ton of wear, so I talked to Rusmur about extending the wood on an angle (more detail in this post-about 10 pics down).

The only negative with this flooring choice is that the stools at the breakfast bar will sit on the wood when they're pushed in, but when someone is sitting in them they will be half on wood and half on carpet. We stopped it where we did so that the wood ended at the edge of the window, not in the middle of it. This probably is a pretty big deal, but at this point I'm not going to worry about it.
I'm hoping they fix the gap where the angled pieces meet, or fill it with something so it isn't noticeable.I'm not a fan of vinyl tile, but there wasn't anything at Rusmur that I really loved, so we went with vinyl and will have the upstairs bathroom floors redone later (the game room bathroom will have ceramic and the 1st floor bathroom will have hardwood).
They had also installed the light fixtures (which was a reminder that we need to replace a few and buy/install a few also). The kitchen and hallway fixtures aren't terrible, but we do want to replace what's in the dining room.

I'm not sure what I want to put in the dining room yet. I like this style, but I'm trying to avoid things that are too trendy.
Dan is off for the next 10 days, so I'm sure we'll be stopping out to see where they're at with the flooring. The holidays are a lot less stressful when you don't have a house to clean and decorate or parties to host, but I can't wait until next year when we'll be spending Christmas in our new house.

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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