Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Den Makeover: Bamboo Floors and Wall Colors

NEW POLL: Help us with Kitchen Counter Tops! Poll is on the upper right of blog!
 This is what the room looked like before installing the bamboo flooring. I finished painting the walls. The back wall will be a 'feature wall.' I plan to panel over the paneling with non-groove panels. If that is a total failure then I will rip them out and paint the wall. It is always good to have a backup plan.
 The bamboo is in and we are very, very happy with the results. We debated about carrying the wood into the kitchen but opted not too. We are going to install a black and white checked tile with a diagonal pattern.
I think the bamboo looks smart and it blends very well with the existing hardwood leading down the hallway - the only place where there might be a mixing of wood issue.

 Sedona inspects the new flooring. She is pleased and promptly falls asleep - a sign of feline approval.

 Jerome, the grumpy one, seems less pleased but he finally came around and fell asleep.
 Cramer came out of hiding long enough to say, "What the heck did you do to my floor?" Then he fell asleep.
 I don't know why I included this picture but what the heck it's our blog so I am sticking it in there.
 Please ignore the orange cable in the photo below and the fact that I haven't installed the trim yet. But we like the overall effect of this angle/view.


  1. Well, believe it or not but I am really fascinated and hooked when it comes to the flooring of the house. Simply because, I believe that it has a great effect not just on the interior design but also with the lifestyle of the house owner. Anyway, I had a great time reading and watching your post and hoping that I could also hear or read an article about bamboo floors from you. More power and more related articles soon.

    1. We absolutely LOVE our bamboo floors! They integrate very well with the existing hardwoods in color and tone. There is only one area where the bamboo meets the hardwood so the effect is minimal. I would recommend this product to anyone. It is affordable, durable, and beautiful - exactly what I used to look for in a date before I got married haha.
      If we ever re-do another home and have to put in new flooring we will probably go with bamboo.
      Thanks for the comment!