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17/07/2013 at 11:17
I'm so sorry, I'm even boring myself now. Basically h is totally hopeless, not into DIY at all, he is colour blind so can't get his opinion on colour and added to that he only liked white any way
we are majorly renovating our house, most of our house is white/cream so I'm now allowed colour.
but not sure how to do it. If the conservatory is greens then will the kitchen diner have to be a colour that 'goes' with green even though the conservatory will be totally closed off with French doors? And if that's the case then will the living room need to blend with the dining room and kitchen despite also being separated by doors?
Also we currently have a separate kitchen and dining room but are making one big kitchen diner so can I have slate flooring in the kitchen area and say wood in the dining area or should it all be the same?
would you have carpet in the living room? Currently have wood floor but leaning towards carpet?
iv tried to ask h about all this, he just keeps saying its going to be a multi coloured swap shop and why can't we have white/cream/oatmeal throughout so it flows
i promise il stop with the DIY questions if u helpe with this
17/07/2013 at 11:31
I am confused, did you stop for breath there?
No, I don't think that I would worry about matching too much if the door is shut. You are not going to go for garish colours anyway are you?
I have a kitchen diner and have all the same flooring all the way through. My mum dad used to have carpet in their diner part and vinyl in the other part though (that was years ago)
I would never not have carpet in my living room, so much warmer and cosy IMO. I have wood all the way through the hall, kichen and dining room, carpets everywhere else incl;uding the stairs.
I have cream walls all through the house though, apart from my bedroom and our living room where we have a feature wallpaper wall. Liams room is white with a border, the kitchen and dining room are a duck egg blue and the bathroom is the same.
17/07/2013 at 11:37
I don't want carpet in dining room, but worry that skate would be really cold
Yes I think carpet for living room as in winter our living room is freezing
I have a chocolate wall at the chimney breast and 1 wall paper wall in our bedroom and the rest is white/cream throughout I can't stand it.
My h was saying everything should flow even in separate rooms so I was getting confused about how to incorporate all the colours iyswim.
Will be bloody glad when it's all finished
My house is all open plan downstairs, no doors to separate at all and it winds me up no end. Walls are cream / mag with red chimney breasts. Carpet throughout except wood vinyl in kitchen area.
I'd be tempted to go with shades of greens and duck egg blues and light mochas with furniture as bolder colours.
17/07/2013 at 11:40
What colours are you thinking CP?
17/07/2013 at 11:47
Conservatory is going to be greens (seen nice display in m&s actually and it was kind of like willow green walls with cream cushions with bright greens on it) so I'd have a cream couch with the green walls and brighter greens in accessories if that makes sense
No idea re dining room colour at all
Living room I want a warm orangey colour but not seen anything exactly as I want it,
Hall is bloody cream at the moment and filthy but its really small so is going to need to be a light colour to brighten it up really.
17/07/2013 at 11:48
Need to be careful its not garish though as never been allowed colour so potentially I could go wild and itl look a disaster
17/07/2013 at 11:50
I have a kitchen-diner, which is divided by beams. The kitchen half is sage green and diner half is yellow. Your rooms don't need to be the same colour, as long as they're complementary, as you have a clear divide between them. I'd have carpet in the living room as it'll make it cosy, iyswim, while wood in the dining room makes it easier to clear up food spillages. You can always use accessories of a similar colour throughout if you want to have some sort of flow.
17/07/2013 at 11:53
If your using green then how about an egg shell colour in the kitchen? Our kitchen is that and cream gloss and I love the colours. We have slate flooring in the kitchen but wooden floors in the hall, living room and dining room. I don't think flooring has to be all through but I have to say it would take a lot for me to go back to carpets, especially with the dirt magnet that is Shea!
How's the renovations going, how exciting?
17/07/2013 at 11:59
The kitchen diner def needs to have wipe able floors as its like feeding time at the zoo in our house.
They aren't going that well que sera, in the midst of demolishing walls etc for conservatory going up and I'm sensing disaster at the weekend because my dad is coming to 'help' and basically my h can't do DIY and my dad potters about and takes his time with everything so there could be words exchanged!
17/07/2013 at 12:06
Oh dear, il be thinking of you! I've learnt the hard way that pottering family members and getting jobs done don't go too well.
17/07/2013 at 12:49
no they dont need to flow as they are seperate areas.
regarding the floor in the kitchen diner, it kind of depends on the size of your room. if its a big room then you can have different flooring as this creates definate "zones" its a kitchen with a table in it then all the same would be best :)
17/07/2013 at 12:56
Thanks twink, the dining room is big but kitchen teeny so we are knocking down dividing wall half way and making a breakfast bar and then will have dining table in dining room in kitchen it was a galley kitchen (or it is currently) but are knocking out some bits and itl be a bit bigger so all food will be in one bug cupboard and that will free up a lot if unit space so it will make the kitchen look bigger , the washing machine will not be there either so I think we could get away with different floors
17/07/2013 at 17:25
Slate flooring is cold - we have it in our kitchen and it is cold underfoot in the winter (although we do have underfloor heating but even then this doesn't make it warm, just takes the edge of the cold). My friend has got a big kitchen diner and she has a lovely floor in a pale grey (I think) which goes throughout. Or wood always looks good.
Bright colours on chimneys will foreshorten the space, done in alcoves either side of a chimney it will make the space look bigger as your eyes are drawn to the bright colours.
We've got a dining room and kitchen which flow into each other in that there is no door between them. We've got a pale orange in the dining room and yellow in the kitchen. It looks OK. Your H is right that having the same colour throughout will make the overall space look bigger because your eyes don't see the 'joins'. But it does make it boring to have the same everywhere and a true white can look cold in some rooms.
The thing to remember is that it is only paint and you can change it again if you decide you don't like it.
17/07/2013 at 17:35
I'd try to have something continuing throughout it all, a colour or theme in the furniture so it doesn't feel too disjointed. Maybe the same flooring throughout.
I'd go for carpet in the lounge so long as there are no doors leading to the garden.
Definitely go for the same flooring in the kitchen and diner if it's one room. If I was doing my kitchen again the first thing I'd do is put underfloor heating in. Same for your conservatory.
17/07/2013 at 17:54
Yes we are having the underfloor heating argument at the moment, h wants it and I need to be convinced as I didn't think it would make a lot if difference.
It's just hard as its literally me decorating the house and making changes as h still just wants white
17/07/2013 at 18:42
I think it can make a difference, you need to get the right heating for the right flooring though from what I understand. It also depends on what other heating you have in the room. I'm not expert though, as I said, we didn't have it put in.
It's hard to think about deepest darkest winter when it's 28 degrees outside
17/07/2013 at 20:27
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