This would have been an easier job if I weren’t particular about our flooring. There I go, making things difficult again. 🙂 The existing wood flooring in the formal living room area was still in pretty good condition, but my need for consistency won over the opportunity of reusing or refinishing. The carpeted area in the family room was trash from the day we moved in. It had a huge stain on it in the main walkway from the previous owners, and it was always embarrassing to have someone over and see them look at it.
That’s a thing, right?
In trying to find the “style” of our home, I took a look around our neighborhood. It’s a pretty established neighborhood with hills, large(ish) lots, big trees, and a park. It fit all of our check boxes (with the exception of the one big grocery store in town that I hate) and it’s close to work, schools, and restaurants. The homes in our neighborhood were built between the 1960’s to the 1990’s, depending on the location. Ours is in the newer section and was built in 1993, and is considered a “large, expanded colonial.”
I thought maybe if I researched colonial homes, it may give me a bit more inspiration of what our style for this house was going to be. It doesn’t really make sense to have a house on the beach that’s decorated in mid-century modern style, or a cabin in the mountains that’s decorated with coastal decor, right?