Published at Friday, September 14th 2018, 07:08:02 AM. Flooring. By Aimee Martin.
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.
A stunningly eye-catching Black Desert Mansion in California’s Yucca Valley promotes the deeply desired lifestyle in permanent contact with the surrounding landscape. And when you have a view like that, it’s inhumane not to open your flawless living room to nature’s entertaining system. A decadent feeling of awe floods you when you know you’ve made the best of every panoramic angle available around your living room.
Even your contemporary, retro-inspired kitchen could use some sheen and shined laminate flooring to top off the look. And the lighter choice here keeps the room more open in feel. If you have more of a funky, eclectic taste in home decor, then this space may give you some beautiful inspiration. Laminate floors can resemble real hardwood quite well!
There was a time when bare concrete floors stayed well hidden beneath carpets, parquet flooring and tiles, when it was inconceivable to leave them exposed and the very idea that they could look good like that was not even taken into consideration. Now we know better than to dismiss it and concrete floors are actually trendy in modern and contemporary interior design. We’ve learned to embrace their raw and pure beauty and to complement them with comfortable furniture, textured accent rugs and warm wood elements. Let’s see how some architects and designers chose to integrate concrete floors into their projects.