Probably the biggest thing is that I might have gotten tile in the kitchen area instead of wood had we known that there was going to be a threshold in the floor the way there is. See, another thing that couldn't have been helped. Really, the only reason I would rather have less wood is because the dog is going to wreck it with his stupid nails. He can't walk without spazzing out and he digs his toes in and makes scratches. Lots of scratches. We will have to save up so that when he dies we can have the floors refinished the next day. The living room is so bad I finally had to take stain on some qtips and paint the deep scratches because they were so unsightly. I was thinking of getting a runner in the kitchen but it's likely he would wreck that or I'll get it all greasy from cooking. Hard to say. I love the wood though and I hate cleaning grout so it's probably all for the best.
Anyway, here are some pictures from the real camera:
|This is what you see when you walk in through the dining room and pantry area|
|If you turned around, this is what you would have just walked through. Pantry on the right, powder room on the left.|
|This is the family room. The coffee table is temporary but will probably still be there next year.|