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Burning Question: What Wood You Pick?

We asked a similar question a while back with regards to your bedroom preferences, but on the subject of the kitchen floor, do you like sleek easy-wipe tile, simple stress-free vinyl/linoleum or warm and welcoming hardwood/cork/bamboo? There’s definitely more than one way to skin a cat- er, kitchen- so we’d love to hear what you prefer underfoot. Do tell.

And speaking of flooring, here’s how to install peel & stick tile, paint wood floors, pick the right rug, and even stain a concrete porch- all without breaking the bank (or even much of a sweat).



Ania’s Second Design Dilemma

After Ania came to us for help with her living and dining room (and sent over the amazing after pics!) we were thrilled to hear from her again. Here’s her letter:

Sweet, sweet victory! I got a mood board before they sold out! Ok, I’m back for some design advice for our multi-functioning office. I was inspired by a previous client of yours and wanted to incorporate more lounge furniture. We would like a room for our computer/books, a day bed to lounge/read on during the day (and potentially board a guest overnight), and last but not least: an area for our two Basset Hound children’s beds and feeder. Style-wise, I have recently fallen hard for the modern classic look. Clean lines, no clutter. The only thing that must stay in the room is our new white Parson’s desk and our matching dog feeders. I would love a way to hide the actual computer (on the floor) and printer. We’ll have our wire-chaos under control soon because we grabbed some desk cable mangers. I love almost all colors (and my hub and I are definitely not color shy so bring it on!) but in particular I really like oranges, teals, yellows, blues, greens, greys, and purple. I see that you keep Burger’s crate in an open closet and it got my wheels spinning. Maybe we should remove the closet doors and make the dogs a little love nest inside? You have no idea how much I am looking forward to painting this horrible room. And congratulations to you two on your beanita! Looking forward to hearing from you :) – Ania

This space is primed for a major makeover. Here’s the plan:

And here’s the new layout:

And now for the mood board breakdown.

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