Decorating & Renovating
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Matching New Flooring to Cabinets and Counters - Help!
I haven't been on the Nest for quite some time (I have a 7 month old now so I spent a lot of time on the Bump recently) but I was hoping for help in the renovation department!
My house was built in the 90's and has a lot of the dreaded honey oak look, if you catch my drift. The laminate floors, cabinets, trim, etc. are all honey oak. The kitchen has an odd sort of Mediterranean style tile that ties into the counter tops, which are a marble that has hints of blue and black.
So now, a lot of the tiles in the kitchen are breaking, and they don't make them anymore so there are no replacement tiles. Plus, I HATE those tiles! Also not crazy about all of that honey oak flooring.
My husband and I are hoping to replace all of the flooring on the 1st floor with new laminate. I know laminate isn't great, but I just want to give the floor a face lift for the next few years until we can maybe do real hardwood. We also might want to do an addition, so we're holding off on good flooring for now.
What color laminate flooring can I do? I want it to look as close to real wood as possible. I mean, what the heck is going to go with those cabinets AND the blue/black counter top? Also, my first floor is on the smaller side, so how do I make it larger? I'm not sure whether to go dark or light, or what kind of tones or tints to look for in the laminate. I will be eternally grateful to anyone who can help!!