As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing living room was cold and uninviting with a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a solid entry door allowing minimal light into the large open space. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS living room now gives the feeling of being wide open and flows nicely from the full glass entry door into the living and dining areas. The living room features the original refinished hardwood floor, new curtains, and blind, updated furnishings and custom art designed by Mia's younger son Bryce. Host Erin Napier said the floors had to be sanded three times to get the old dark stain completely removed to allow the natural color of the wood to show again.
This spacious bedroom features vaulted exposed beam ceilings paired with soft green walls and natural wide plank hardwood floors. A black wooden bed is positioned between two nightstands, offering a modern touch, while two black leather armchairs create a small sitting area. A gray stone fireplace adds a cozy touch.
Joanna and Chip Gaines have transformed the living room by removing the support header and opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic, they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors. The walls were painted a neutral medium gray with white trim and ceilings.
Geometry rules the day in this crisp, white entryway with dynamic and dramatic lines. Treads on the winding stairway connect to the wide-plank hardwood floors, grounding the space. Bold black-and-white artwork above the console table mimics the lines of a fun, modern chandelier. High windows bring in loads of natural sunlight, emphasizing the space's openness and airiness.
This light and bright bathroom features two white freestanding vanities, each with a square mirror and three-bulb light fixture overhead. Wide plank natural hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
This large craftsman kitchen boasts, among other nice finishes, a beautiful hardwood floor that carries through to a sitting area opposite the kitchen island. Paired with the exposed beam ceiling, the floor makes a big impression on visitors. This kitchen arrangement takes advantage of a wide expanse to provide plenty of seating and gathering options. The center bar in a painted finish complements the dark natural finish on the wall cabinets.
The kitchen, living room and dining room mesh together well while all having their own space in this lovely open concept design. A blue shelving unit framing the sofa adds bright color to the neutral walls and hardwood floors. Striped throw pillows add pizzazz, while a simple dining set lends understated style.
This rustic country kitchen nook features numerous wood accents, including wood planked walls and hardwood floors. A large wood hutch showcases a number of pitchers, glassware, plates and other kitchen items, while a floral armchair provides the perfect place for relaxing. A whimsical rooster lamp with floral lampshade adds to the farmhouse feel of this space.
A vaulted ceiling and the long room shape make this kitchen feel spacious and open. Long countertops feature a polished marble finish over white cabinetry. Subway tile over the range hood blends it into the backsplash design. A herringbone hardwood floor brings some pattern to the space and grounds the room with a touch of rich color.
"Bamboo has been around for a long time, but what we are seeing lately is an explosion of colors and styles," says Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. While technically a fast-growing grass, bamboo is as hard or harder than most hardwoods when dried. Newer products called strand-woven bamboo, a highly engineered product using the inner fibers, are twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring. Dean says that in addition to the common thin-banded styles shoppers have become accustomed to, bamboo is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it's best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.
A conversation starter doesn't have to be a piece of art. Designer Jamie Beckwith designed The Enigma Hardwood puzzle piece flooring to challenge the traditional wood-plank flooring. It comes in 16 different patterns with six unique stain choices for a custom look.
A bank of tall pantries balance the room without taking up much square footage. Throughout the kitchen and the adjacent living space, wide-plank, white oak flooring creates a clean base that is easy to maintain and is friendly to the back, legs and feet while cooking.