Flooring Design: Stepping It Up
Although it’s literally underfoot rather than being at eye-level, there’s far more to your floor than you might realize. In fact, flooring design can be a tripping point when it comes to creating visual appeal in a home, especially when it comes to the kitchen and bath areas. Those are not only the highest traffic zones of the home, but also the greatest selling points, so having great flooring design can mean the difference between feeling as though your home is achieving its full potential or falling down on the job.
It might seem easy enough to wander the aisle in search of the perfect tile; but with so many considerations in color, style, finish, and size, it’s not always the best idea to tackle the task on your own. Consulting with a custom home builder with expertise in custom kitchen and bath design is one of the best steps you can take, and they’ll be able to walk you through the plan in creating and executing a flooring design that suits your needs, respects your budget, and makes your jaw drop…all the way to the floor.
Watch Where You Step
There are a variety of flooring options to choose from, so while you may pine for parquet or swoon over shag, it may take a little bit of footwork to find your best options when it comes to creating a flooring design that fits your vision and completes the look you have in mind for your custom home design.
Remember to think carefully and plan well for each room. What functions does the room serve? Will it be pawed by pets or mucked up with mud? Practicality is key when it comes to choosing flooring materials; but even practical can be pretty, so choosing a floor doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste for task.
Wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are best served by nonporous materials like stone, marble, and ceramic tiles; but certain woods like bamboo and even specialty materials like recycled cork can create a space that’s not only functional, but also one that takes your home to a whole new level.
The rest of your home is a little more open to different options, whether you’re hard-set on hardwoods or big on berber; but regardless of the choices you make, it’s important to keep in mind that each room’s flooring is part of the overall, bigger picture. Having too many different types of flooring makes homes feel choppy and sometimes even cheapens the effect of the floor you adore.
Let the beauty of your home floor you! Give the experienced team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!