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Help with the floors

mrmoonyFebruary 25, 2013
I am in the process of redoing my kitchen and have ignored the fact that my floors have a peachy and green color in them. It is throwing the whole room off and I can't replace them. Any ideas???
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If you can't replace them, then I am afraid it is cover up with a carpet!.

At least in your dining room area you could get a large rectangular one that extends nearly to your doors and covers most of the non-kitchen area. I would go for a light colour though as your room is so dark

I believe the US is better equipped for selling kitchen carpets so I would recommend you use those.

I am sure other Houzzers will have some good ideas, but this seems the most pragmatic given your constraints.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:36AM
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Engrav's Decorating
Everything you have done is beautiful. I assume you have new cabinets, countertops, table, lighting and window treatments?
What you have here is dark and rich done in cool colors. Your floor is in the warm family and it conflicts with all you have done if my assumptions are right. I would save up for a new floor and in the meantime, use area rugs to cover the floors up until your budget allows for new flooring.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 5:08AM
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Thank you.
I am still in the process of refinishing my counters. I now need to figure out what to get for a backsplash. Any ideas?
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 3:34AM
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ProSource Wholesale
You haven't done your backsplash yet? Here is an opportunity to come up with a backsplash design that will make your floor and the rest of your choices blend.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:18AM
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mrmoony, I'm not sure if the colors are correct in your photos, but it looks like your curtains are purple/plum and your dining chairs are dark brown. I would suggest a window treatment that incorporates your floor tile colors. I also recommend a simple shade or valance above your sink as opposed to the counter length curtains.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:25AM
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Can't see the tile very well but perhaps repainting the walls to tie the colour to the floor might be an affordable/easy option to reduce the conflict. The same holds true for the curtain panels. Perhaps you could pick up on the green tone with a hit of the colour that is in the upholstered chairs. I would look for panels with a grommeted top which would allow for 2 panels at the small side window and 2 for the patio door.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:30AM
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continue to ignore them until the budget allows new. add light color rugs as ASV suggested.
now what you can do on a budget for impact ;

replace the window treatments in both area with white. (or a contemporary geometric pattern , mostly white and carmel to go with your walls if that doesn't fight the floor too much).

the chandelier looks too dark for the area. spray painting it white and adding light beaded mini shades would be an easy, inexpensive fix.

keep the dining table set with white or light patterned china and gleaming flatware. a better centerpiece would be a large glass, ceramic container full of lemons.

backsplash : bring a few samples home. stainless steel subway tile would be pretty. colorless glass.
a budget friendly idea i've heard works well are the embossed panels made to look like
old tin.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 4:55AM
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Vivian Rase
Oh my. If you cant replace them the only option would be to add a fairly large rug under your table and chairs in the colors you're working with and also a larger than normal rug in the kitchen area. It doesn't look as bad to me as you describe, but if it bothers you and you truly can't replace them then that is the only option I see. Meanwhile, I'd save my pennies and try to do hardwood at some point if you plan to live there for a long time.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:16AM
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