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Carmen Laplante

Hi
I have a cottage that we are renovating. I want to put stone on the wall behind the stove and on top of hood fan and continue right up to ceiling which is 16 ft high at the peak. Of I stone the fireplace too would it be too much stone?

   
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archietexture

I think rugs are essential to creating the distinct spaces, however, being a home with pets, it’s not a workable option for us. This leaves our space looking like a Great Hall, especially as off the main living areas there is a great hall to the front door. As welcoming as it is, and handy too, it’s SO much floor space that’s not useable. I don’t have furniture in it as it distracts me visually. No matter how we arrange the furniture, I’ve just come to accept the Great Hall look. An ancestor of mine was the first castle in his country to introduce a great hall as part of their architecture 😆, so maybe it’s genetics? I wish there was an option tho without it. To create it with flooring, I think would limit furniture options. My mom moves my furniture around as part of her visits. 😄

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Micaias Rodriguez

Please help! Should I run engineered hardwood all across my open space, or run it all the way to the kitchen line where the island is and then do porcelain tile in the kitchen from there on? Please help. I'm afraid engineered hardwood will be ruined fast if installed in the kitchen.

   

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