We are getting ready to rip out the carpet in the formal LR and DR. First, we are changing things around. The formal LR, aka “the museum”, is pretty to look at but never has been used in 20 years. We are making the LR the dining room. Stretch out the table, put in a chandelier, etc. We’ve decided to turn the DR into a “wine” area. Wine cabinet, club table and chairs, maybe a small TV.
We do us the DR occasionally, and since we don’t have an island when I have ant sort of party, all the food goes on that table as a buffet, and people do stand around it. We think with more room, it will even be better…and with the wine bar set up and club chairs right next to it, that might even be used. Anyway, we were thinking of hard wood and a gorgeous Indian rug we just put a deposit on. Then my hubbie got the idea of faux wood tile. Not sure why that intrigues him other than trying to match the tile in the entry and kitchen color wise. I do know it’s very low maintenance, but not sure about it…plus resale. Anyway, I thought maybe someone here had an opinion.