My husband and I recently moved into a 1953 cape cod bungalow on 6 ½ acres and are looking to freshen up our kitchen. We are going to keep the appliances and cabinets for now as we will be doing an addition in the next few years. In the meantime, we would like to lighten up the kitchen with some new paint on the walls/white paint on the cabinets, cabinet hardware, light fixtures (can lights over the main cooking area and a pendant light over the dinette), flooring and countertops. For the floor, I am torn on wood or some type of a stone. Originally, I wanted wood, but can one have wood floor in the laundry room? As you can see, the kitchen flows into the laundry room/butler pantry/bar area so whatever we do to the kitchen, will need to carry over to the adjacent laundry room. All suggestions are welcome, thank you!