Over the past couple years since we purchased this home, we’ve learned a few things and improved some of our DIY skills. Today we’re going to discuss some of the changes we’re making and what led us here.
Two years ago, we gave ourselves 30-45 days after getting the kids to this house to fully gut and renovate our open concept kitchen and living room area.
Realistic, it was not.
Towards the end of our renovation timeline, we felt pressured to get certain things done before we had to move in and thus cut some corners.
I’m here to tell you… DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN THIS POSITION!
Fast forward…now here we are with stress cracks in our luxury vinyl flooring where there were imperfections in the concrete slab. We were told there are ways to repair the damaged planks without having to remove the entire floor, but we used this opportunity to completely change the feeling of the space.
The Kitchen + Living Room Mood Board with Luxury Vinyl Plank
My style has evolved, and I’ve been drawn to more natural earth tones, greenery, and warm wood tones. The first thing we did was to pick out our new luxury vinyl flooring. For something as important as flooring, it was important for us that we see samples in person. It’s the only way to get a clear visual of color, texture, and quality.
Lowe’s carries ProCore Floors exclusively along with ProCore Plus – great selection of durable, luxury vinyl plank. Leaning towards a warm wood tone, we sampled a few in various areas of our home under different lighting to get a more accurate feel for the color.
Here you can see three samples under the lights and in natural light.
We ultimately chose the Warm Honey Oak flooring to install in our entire home. If you’re not familiar, luxury vinyl plank floors are easy to install with a click locking system, waterproof and extremely low maintenance. This type of flooring is perfect for homes with children and pets.
Now for the rest of the plan [which will be executed in phases!] inspired by our new flooring.
If you noticed in the living room mood board, we have a wall of built-in cabinets and shelving. This will be customized for our space where the fireplace used to be.
YES! We’re removing our entirely too huge and unnecessary for Florida fireplace! We’ve contemplated this option since we purchased this home and figured there was no better time to pull the trigger.
For the kitchen, I plan to repaint the island in this beautiful sage green and update the hardware to match.
With the shift away from farmhouse, the shiplap backsplash will be replaced with a white rectangular tile in a herringbone pattern.
I can’t wait to get started and share the entire process with you over on Instagram, so make sure to follow along!