We got a laminate floor from Habitat for Humanity of all places that cost us less than $2/ square foot. Best part about the floors: the price! I also love how it happens to coordinate with the countertops but isn’t the exact same… more complementary than matchy-matchy. (Almost like I planned it that way!)
I wanted a kitchen floor that would withstand two huge and crazy dogs plus be safe for a toddler to run around on… something I wouldn’t worry about spilling/ staining, and most importantly: something that would hide dirt fairly well! 🙂 Can I get an Amen from all you mamas out there who know what I’m talking about?
And check out the finished fireplace! You may remember it used to be stone and had a large hearth. We paneled over it and put in an electric fireplace so that it still emits heat but is kid-friendly (not hot to the touch, plus no propane switch to worry about) and not dirty (no logs sitting around). It operates via remote control.
Here it is, on:
Now as for the light fixtures– I really wanted the ones from Pottery Barn.
But it was a bit too pricey… so we settled on Overstock’s version!
I like the “ambiance” created by the “fire” when it’s turned on.
Here’s our little bar area which now doubles as a place for baby bottles, etc.
So glad to be able to finally share our finished product! We’ve come a long way. 🙂