Published at Monday, November 05th 2018, 11:52:24 AM. Flooring. By Alva Wagner.
For some, separate rooms still hold their charm. But many homeowners today are taking a sledgehammer to their traditional floor plans so they can enjoy cooking, eating and movie watching all in one space. Decades ago, homes were built with the notion that every room has a distinct function. You cook in a kitchen, so it was a separate room — often with a door. Dining rooms were formal. Living rooms were for entertaining or relaxing, and were set apart from the kitchen.
Turn on any home-design TV show and you’ll repeatedly hear the words “open concept.” Tearing down walls to create open floor plans for the living, dining and kitchen area is what open-concept design is all about.
Somewhere in Montana there’s a very cool retreat with an interior design done by Ann Knight Interiors. A combination of polished concrete floors, full-height glass windows, wooden ceilings and stone accent walls allow the spaces to feel connected to the rugged mountain landscape that surrounds them. The design strategy was simple and very effective.
How gorgeous is this playroom based simply on the beauty of the flooring! Luckily, if you want to do something more inexpensive with your floors, laminate choices are plentiful. Your vintage kitchen can be highlighted by some wood-laminate flooring as well. Just look at this easy style that ties into the old-age spirit.