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laminate ain't lame yo.

Monday, September 3, 2012

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The boys and one rather grumpy pumper truck operator poured our foundation walls over the weekend - can I get a woot-woot! You have no idea how many random dog walkers called out, "are you putting in a pool?"... ummm no, but thanks for guessing. A pool is definitely on the casa wishlist, but we can only focus on - and afford - one thing at a time.

While Trev & Co were busy concreting it up, I was ankle deep in inexpensive laminate...
I'm not really sure how I'd describe my design aesthetic, but sproost.com calls me a 'rustic revivalist'... 
That's pretty much me, my house and I to a 'T', but it doesn't matter what you call me us {rustic revival, urban country, earthy} just know that I love me a wide plank floor...
via Sara K {SaigeWisdom} pinterest board, home.
We don't have a lot of doctors and lawyers in our neighbourhood - if you know what I'm sayin' - but while the houses 'round these parts are small and in need of a bit of lipstick, our large yards and close proximity to everything cool kicks some serious a$$. 

With that being said, we have to be careful with how much money we sink into our 1950's post-war bungalow. There's a ceiling in terms of property values in the area and regardless of convenience or 1/4 acre lawns, no amount of spendy hardwood or granite will change the fact that we live in Harwood.

So yes, we're keeping with laminate {that's under $2.50/sq ft} AAAND the new floors have to play nice with the kitchen I designed waaay back in 2005 {when I was just a wittle baby of 22 years}.
So far the guy in the bottom right corner is our winner. Not only is he $1.79/sq ft, available {in stock}, but he measures over 9 inches. Sound like the perfect man floor to me... totally kidding!

here's his deets:

I know we've still got a loooong way to go before I'm on my knees laying laminate {that wasn't supposed to be a sexual innuendo, but I think it reads that way so let's go with it} BUT settling on design choices early in the reno game means I can keep an eye out for dealios. Example: a little birdie - named Kevin from the Rona contractor counter - told me that in stock flooring goes on sale every 3 months so I could be picking up this already well priced laminate for an additional 15-30% off!

Is it weird that that makes me insanely happy? What makes you happy? Emily Griffin novels? ME TOO!! there's a reason we're such good friends.

8 comments:

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Exciting renovation!

Randalin @ Harvesting Kale said...

I finished the new Emily Griffin book in two days on our camping trip.

As for laminate, you've got an important decision to make! We have laminate in our bedroom and the original hardwood floors everywhere else and we get more compliments on the laminate. Go figure.

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