It’s September! This summer was a good one. One of the bests. We got to spend a lot of time with friends and family, went up north to our cabin, did a lot of boating and just enjoyed the sunshine.
We didn’t post as much as we would have liked to this summer but we’re ready to get into the swing of things now that fall is finally here! The leaves are starting to change colors and although its hard to say goodbye to summer we are very excited for fall. We love sweater weather and all the festive coziness that fall brings!
One thing that we are super excited about that’s happening this fall is …DRUMB ROLL…new flooring in Kim’s home!!!
We have been wanting to change our flooring for awhile now. We have Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in some rooms with carpet in other rooms of the main floor. The cherry wood flooring is durable but it has changed color over the years to a very reddish tone and according to our contractor it’s cupping. The living room carpet has many pet stains so all things considered, it’s time for an update. We plan to put in new wood floors throughout the whole main level.
This is a before photo without edits of the kitchen with the Brazilian cherry floor. You can see how red it is, especially under the lights.
And here is a phone shot of the formal living room. It’s hard to tell but there is both cat and dog stains in here 🙁
We searched the market for the perfect flooring for quite some time until we stumbled upon BuildDirect. BuildDirect is an online platform for purchasing and selling quality home improvement products. Their online marketplace connects you directly with suppliers of home improvement products so costs stay low, often up to half the price of big box stores. Not only that, but they add new products every day so you are sure to get the best options. BuildDirect’s flooring options are stunning and such good quality so we had that good gut feeling that was telling us this was the one. Their online selection process is so easy because they send you free samples overnight delivery right to your door, easy peasy! This feature alone took so much anxiety out of the selection process. We could peruse the website, compare our favorites and order the free samples all in the comfort of our home. We were looking for a wide plank wire brushed white oak and boy did they have a lot of great choices! Also BuildDirect’s Customer Advisors are extremely helpful and always quick to respond to any questions.
Here are a few of the samples we ordered. They are all so beautiful!
We laid the samples out in different rooms and noticed how they looked at different times of the day.
Having a closer look 🙂
After talking to them about their flooring, one thing led to another and we are so excited to say that we have partnered with BuildDirect , EEK!! (We received product in exchange for this review but all opinions are our own.) After receiving the free samples, and honestly they were all so gorgeous, we made our decision. The flooring we chose is a 7.5 inch wide engineered white oak from the Jasper Baltic Oak Collection in Sedona Silver and we are in love! It has a soft neutral stain and is lightly hand scraped to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain. It also has a UV oil finish that gives it a smooth matte surface, just what we were looking for! Click HERE to view on Build Directs site.
And here are a few boards laid out in our home. Isn’t it pretty?!
The demo of my carpet and cherry floors starts next week, OMG! The flooring option we chose is so extremely different in color, texture, and board size from what we have now, we just know it will give our home a completely different look! We want a lighter, brighter look as well as a more casual look. We love a mix of rustic and refined in our home decor and feel like this new flooring will fit the bill! We are so extremely excited and grateful for this awesome opportunity to work with BuildDirect!
Here is a mood board flat lay I created with a sample of the new white oak flooring from Build Direct. Hopefully this portrays the style I want in my home, a mix of rustic and glam with a romantic French vintage vibe.
We can’t wait to get this renovation of our new wood floors started and hope you will follow along on the journey!
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Kim & Lacey