|Kitchen island - made by my husband (except the Boos top)|
If your kitchen is anything like MY kitchen - a lot of stuff goes on there. Not only is food prepared, but occasionally eaten there. I am blessed to have a fairly large kitchen. The above island is 3 or 4 feet across and 4 or 5 feet long. (Even though I designed it from various sources, I've forgotten.) The entire thing weighs close to 400 lbs. I've had it a couple years now and I'm not sure what I did without it. I LOVE IT!
But that's not the point of this post. See that floor? It's tile. Poorly installed tile. It's not even. Some of it is cracking. We want to replace it soon, but I don't want to put down tile again. We have an open floor plan, so I have three different floors that flank my kitchen: hardwood (real), carpet (on stairs and in a bedroom), and laminate (wood look). We're thinking of extending whatever we put in the kitchen up the stairs as that carpet is worn considerably.
I will NOT put down linoleum or carpet. What other choices do I have that will look good, but wear well? Someone suggested that we continue the hardwood into the kitchen (flanks it on two sides). I'm unsure about getting a good fit. The current wood floor is "cut-off" in a straight line where it meets the tile; that would look funny if we did add more hardwood. I do not want to replace all of the wood. I like it's look. Is it possible to match the current floor? Hmmm...lots to think about. If you have suggestions, please leave a comment.
Okay, so there's my "K" - kitchen. :)
As always, under HIS wings