Why not make plans for the new year, by kicking it off with something new for the home? The new year can mean a big focus on ‘new year, new home,’ as people look to move or renovate, to get the house that they want. Naturally, we can feel a little inclined to do something that brings us a little joy and excitement, once all of the festivities are over, which is why January and February are some of the busiest times for renovating or redecorating.
Whether the style has changed in your home, it needs an update, or you’re just bored with what you have already, there is always something that can be done to improve the look of the home. Your house might need a revamp, but if a whole house reno isn’t on your budget, then changing up the flooring can be something that can change the look of a room. That and a lick of paint could be all that you need. What flooring is needed in what room, though? Here are some of the things that can help you to plan out your flooring.
This is a space in the home that will see a lot of footfall and will have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the home, with muddy shoes, dog paws, and rainy umbrellas. As a result, you will need to make sure that the flooring that you choose is hard-wearing and durable. Flooring that is easy to clean is a must in the hallway too. Tiles can be a good option in a hallway, as well as engineered wood flooring as they are simple to clean and to maintain. Doormats and a runner on the floor can help to mix up the look of the space too.
The living room is a space where you want comfort and cosiness, as it is a space to relax in, as well as to entertain. Carpets are often the best choice in a living room, but if you have pets or children, you could think about getting wood flooring, but adding up thick and luxurious rugs to create some areas of comfort.
Wooden flooring in a bedroom can look good, but it can be noisy if you have a multiple-storey home, and it can also not be the nicest thing to step on first thing on a cold morning. Carpet is often the best option in a bedroom, as it will be comfortable, but as the room traffic is low, it can be easily maintained and kept clean. Think about getting a plush and super soft carpet, as you will tend to be barefoot when in your bedroom.
Bit of a no-brainer here that hardwood is what wins here. In fact, any wear and tear of the wooden flooring can add charm and character. If you are concerned about chairs scraping the wood, then you could get a rug under the table, or consider some soft pads for the bottom of the chair legs.
Ceramic tiles are usually the best option for the kitchen although they can be quite cold. Many people choose underfloor heating for this reason. Alternatively you can get great tile effect laminates which are warmer, less likely to be chipped and are just as easy to clean.
We have painted most of our floor in our home but to be honest it chips very easily. For this reason we are now, room by room, changing it for wood or bamboo flooring which is also warmer.
What flooring projects do you want to do in 2021?
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