Thursday, February 12, 2009
Kitchen & Family Room Redesign - Flooring
The last major (household disrupting) project of the redesign has begun. My family could not be happier! Today the hardwood planks with cut ends (which had bordered the carpet) were removed to prepare for the weaving in and extension of the hardwood into the family room. I am a big fan of the same flooring running throughout a space, as this tends to visually enlarge a space while allowing for a more flexible furniture plan. In this space the carpet cut into the kitchen area at an angle, which created an awkward division between the rooms. The hardwood is from Kentwood Floors, which can be found at www.kentwoodfloors.com, and the style is called Copper City.
To prepare for this project I pulled up the carpet and pad. As it was virtually new and in perfect condition I posted it on Craigslist at www.craigslist.com. It now has a new home in a children's playroom. Craigslist is a great place to recycle items from a remodel, for sale or to be carried away for free. Another good place to take materials and items you'll no longer be using is a Habitat ReStore, were you can donate items to be resold. Proceeds from Habitat ReStores help local Habitat for Humanities affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within their community. So a very worthy cause.
This project should be done by tomorrow evening...if not I'll owe my husband and kids a really great dinner out somewhere!