Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#dwh2 : Den Inspiration and flooring

We have an actual den in #dwh2.  In #dwh1 our den was actually one of our bedrooms.  We had a plethora of rooms that were about the same size at #dwh1 and one of them ended up as the den. Not an interesting story, but a story none the less.  So in #dwh2, we have an actual defined den.

I have mentioned before that we have a really sassy green linoleum in our den/kitchen/laundry room/butler's pantry. The big dilemma in this is that the den is next to the pool room so whatever flooring that lands in that room has to be able to handle wet feet. So for now while I ponder this great mystery, the green linoleum stays.  It is in good shape, no big rips anywhere.  I spent a whole hour (or two) during fall break trying to peel back a section of it in the laundry room/hall area.  As it is, there is actually  not one layer, but two layers of tasteful linoleum under there.  SURPRISE.  Bonus fun. I know that's exactly what you were too. The cost to have it removed from these areas is rather substantial and not a cost I'm ready to deal with right now, to many other things to do. So for now, I consider options to make do with what's there, or change it with very low cost.

I give you option # 1  - Tory Burch Themed Den. 

photos: via Google images and Pinterest (Tory Burch Stores)

One very noticeable component of these spaces, the use of green.  Our floors are literally the same color green as the carpet in her stores.  The den also has built in book shelves, obviously I'm not going to display purses and shoes in them...though don't put it past me. I have several Moroccan style rugs that could go in there as well as 4 silk yellow curtain panels.  I'd rather have orange but I think the yellow will actually work better.  The walls in the den haven't been painted yet.  Regardless of what happens with the floors, the room is getting painted WHITE (yes I know shocker).  The natural light is so sparse, white is really a good option.  And quite seriously, remember the floors are GREEN.

OPTION #2 : Lay Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Apparently there is a very small difference in the cost between removing 2 layers and removing 3. 
So for a small amount of money, I could lay another flooring over the top and be done with it for a while.  No green.  That might be nice.  Then it wouldn't matter what my den theme was, it wouldn't have to consider the floor color into the palate.  How often does that even happen? This flooring rolls consistently between all of those spaces, so whatever we decide it has to be done all the way. There's no threshold to break it up.

I bought a box a few weeks ago and layed out the box on our kitchen floor to see how it looked.  End looks good. Doesn't look like plastic flooring, and totally eliminates the green issue.

The reality is that removing the green linoleum is going to be approximately 2017 (after I finish this degree and can focus on a serious renovation). For the time being...what in the world do we do with the current floor?


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