Before and After

It took a while, but I promised to show the new wood floors in our house, so here it is. One reason it took so long, other than every square inch in the house needing to be cleaned, is because I've had a difficult time getting good pictures of the floors, true colors, etc.  These pictures do not do justice of the beauty of the floors.  We've had a lot of rain recently here in FL and the lighting has not been good.  I took a few flash pictures, but they aren't so good either.

This is the view from where I'm sitting at the computer:

I'm sitting at the computer in the living room:

The computer is in the armoire, see below:

This picture was taken with the flash, and it does come close to the color of the floors.

The other side of the living room:

Looking through the dining room to the living room:

Dining Room:

Dining room. Door on the left is to the kitchen. The double doors in the middle - to the master bedroom:

Wood ends at the master bedroom:

Hallway from dining room to Family Room:

Family Room:

Family Room, kitchen on the right, breakfast nook where the French doors are:

View of family room from the breakfast nook (guest room thru the open door:)

Family room. Shows my doll curio cabinet on the left:

View of hall from family room. The white door is the pantry in the kitchen. The open door, the guest room.

The wood ends at the two bedrooms and bath. Open door is guest room, to the right is the bathroom and another bedroom.

Moving back toward the dining room. Door is the front door.

This column helped me decide to buy this floor plan! I've always loved it!

Dining Room, without the flash the floor looks dark:
It is more of a golden wood. The wood is Brazilian Acacia hand-scraped wood, 5-inch planks. Each plank is different, makes for an interesting pattern, so pretty especially since we have so much open space.

With flash, above -

Without flash, below -

Now I will show you how it looked with the carpet!

I guess I should have titled this post "After then Before" since I posted the after pictures first.  Here are the pictures of our house with the carpet before the big project. When you walk in the front door, this was the view:
 The dining room on the right:

View from the dining room to the living room where my computer is in the armoire:
I just realized I didn't take a closer shot of the living room.

 Family room and breakfast nook:
 Another family room angle (kitchen is on the left)
 Looking from Family room toward front door:
 Dining room (walking from Family room toward front door)

I couldn't get a shot like this with the wooden floors because of the glare on the floor.

This is the best I could do! I hope you like the wood floors better! I sure do! It makes the rooms look bigger and it also makes the house look cleaner! Yay!



Katherine, your Wood floors look amazing, it's my favorite! I do love how neat, clean and pretty it looks, and it sure beats Wall to wall rugs! I want to do this change in the bedrooms. Looks geart. Have a lovely Sunday.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, the new floors are amazing. I love them. Such a transformation. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Adrienne said...

Your new floors are gorgeous! I wish we could have wood floors in our house. Maybe someday.

Debbie said...

Katherine, that is breath takingly beautiful! It really is. It's exactly what I would want if we could ever get new floors here.

Every room looks beautiful to me, and I am crazy about your dining room with that chandelier. Just gorgeous!

(That's what I want in the deepest part of my heart.)

A Romantic Porch said...

OH MY GOODNESS that is absolutely gorgeous!!! And your house is stunningly beautiful too Katherine.
Have a beautiful Labor Day weekend.
xo rachel

Marilyn said...

You will thoroughly enjoy the wood floors. All the main rooms in my house are hardwood and I love them.

Shelia said...

Oh, Katherine! I love your new floors! They're gorgeous!! I could covet them but being a Christian, I'm not supposed to! :) You entire home is just beautiful! I know it's a lot of work to 'clean up' after a big job but I'll bet you feel so good everything is dusted and now you can slide around all over your new floors.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so excited for you!