*I’m so thrilled to be sharing my family room Shaw Floors makeover with you today*
Can we just all agree that home renovation and decorating TV shows have given us such a false sense of reality? These so-called reality shows are anything but.
They’ve created this illusion that we can all just wipe the slate clean in our homes and start from scratch. And it will all be done in 2 1/2 days right down to adding the last accessory. But, the real reality is that when most of us are making improvements to our homes, we have so many different factors to consider, not the least of which are budget and time constraints. And what seems to really be lacking in these shows is anyone who has to think about how the new will match up with the old. Because, let’s face it, the majority of the time we don’t have the luxury of simply starting over. Most of us have to take into consideration how a newly renovated space will blend into our other spaces.
This is exactly what I encountered when it came to making flooring decisions recently. You see, I’ve partnered with the amazing folks at Shaw Floors to try out one of their incredible new flooring lines (jackpot right?!) and as I was going through the selection process I was even more aware of the fact that I couldn’t simply choose what I loved or what was trendy. I had to take into consideration my entire home; it’s style and it’s existing flooring.
We’ve been planning since we moved into our home (8 years ago) to have the kitchen and breakfast nook wood flooring replaced (it was in a very sad state after 22 years) and we knew that we would want it to continue into the family room, which is carpeted, in order to make the rooms appear bigger and also to no longer have carpet in the area of our home that gets the most use.
(family room before)
After visiting the Shaw headquarters over the summer and getting to see first-hand just how incredible the new Epic Plus line of engineered hardwood floors are, we knew that they perfectly fit the bill.
I’m not going to lie, it was really tempting to want to try out a funky, trendy color or something that was a little less traditional, but the truth of the matter is that my house is VERY traditional and at the end of the day, I knew that the wisest choice was to go with something that matched the style and architecture and flooring in other areas of our house.
It’s a decision I’m so thrilled with because just look at how beautiful the new flooring looks in my family room!
So long carpet.
Hello beautiful wood!!
The Epic Plus line of engineered hardwood is the most durable on the market. With 3 different types of wood to choose from, 5 textures and 4 different width options plus every color you can imagine, the possibilities for your floors are endless.
We went with the Arden Oak in Gunstock and a 3.25 inch width.
I found these beautiful scroll-y vent covers and think they go perfectly with the wood.
I think what I love the most is that the floors have so many different color tones which get picked up depending on the light in the room.
A new rug is on it’s way which will help to soften things and make my kiddo who likes to sit on the floor while watching tv very happy.
While my floors are beautiful and have far exceeded my expectations, what I have been the most pleased about with this entire process is the professionalism, quality and integrity Shaw invests in not only their products but in their customers as well. Our local Shaw retailer, Cherry City Interiors, was so amazing to work with and monitored every single detail.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the rest of the makeover and I cannot wait to show you how the kitchen and breakfast room turned out as well as tell you a little bit more about this incredible line of Shaw flooring.
Stay tuned and thanks so much for meeting me at the Fence today,
*I am compensated for my partnership with Shaw floors but all opinions are 100% my own*
Beautiful choice on your wood flooring. Looks so elegant.
Can you tell me the brand name and color of your woven wood blinds and where you purchased them?
At The Picket Fence says
Hi Lynne! The woven wood roman shades are from Lowe’s and they are by Levolor. Mine are in the ‘Natural’ color. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about our new floors. 🙂
Very nice flooring, what is the color/tone? That’s was my first choice but mine are slightly darker. You’ll be happy you chose to replace carpet.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
The floor is gorgeous….just highlights your beautiful room Vanessa! Looking forward to seeing the kitchen and the breakfast room. Have a Merry week Vanessa!!
Love the new wood floors, eager to see the rest of the redo
Wow!! they are beautiful and such a good choice of color!! Merry Christmas!!
Beautiful…I love my new wood floors. We have had them for about two years. No more carpet on the main level of our home. We did a 3″/5″ variable board that is hand scraped. Sounds odd I know but when our grand dog that is a German Shepard comes over I just totally relax. Now to do a few new upholstery pieces in the living room – just can’t decide. Down came the heavy window treatments and I like the open feeling.
I too would love the source of your blinds.
The new floors look fantastic … you guys must be thrilled! They’re the perfect backdrop for your beautiful holiday decor!
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Vanessa, your new floors are beautiful! Also, love your Christmas decor! Everything is so nice! Have a blessed week!
Beautiful floors. Can’t wait for the rest tomorrow!
rose l. says
I have the same vent covers in my place. Love your holiday scenes in the decor.
Eddie Malley says
Really enjoy your blog but have never commented, but had today as we had Shaw Wood floors installed 2 years ago. They are as beautiful as the day they were installed and even survived a dishwasher flood in the kitchen! Good choice, have a Blessed Christmas.
What a wonderful upgrade Vanessa. I know you must be over the moon!