Hardwood Floors, New Fireplace and Kitchen Hardware

There is so much renovating happening right now as my new floors and new fireplace and kitchen hardware are being worked on.

Hardwood floors, new fireplace and kitchen hardware - So Much Better With Age

It is week 8 on renovating the Sweet Little Bungalow.

For the past two weeks it’s been extremely busy at the house. I didn’t get much of a chance to take any photos as so many workers were on site. All the interior was painted, a new railing went on the staircase, tiling is being done in the bathroom, new fireplace getting installed and hardwood flooring going in. Phew!

We discovered that the flooring on the main floor is extremely uneven. Before the hardwood could be installed, the floor needed to be levelled out with levelling concrete.

We didn’t anticipate it but it was necessary. It only set us back two days which wasn’t that bad.

Hardwood floors, new fireplace and kitchen hardware / levelling the floor in the living room.

You can see all the areas in the living room where the levelling concrete needed to go.

Laying down the floor boards in the living in front of the fireplace.

The flooring was going to be nailed down but now that there’s concrete it needs to be glued into place.

The saw to cut the boards set up in the living room.

I’ve always liked the natural hardwood floor color. I know the trend now is going towards more lighter wood floors or grey wood floors.

I like the warmth of a medium warmth wood tone and it goes so well with my furniture and white walls, creating contrast.

A man is laying down the flooring in front of the fireplace.

The flooring is an engineered wood from Dansk called:

Weathered Saddle (Oak) Monterey Wire Brushed.

It’s gorgeous! It has a rustic feel to the touch and I love a light warm wood color.

 Dansk hardwood flooring in a light wood colour.

And here the fireplace is being installed. It’s a limestone look but made completely out of concrete.

Concrete fireplace being built.

All the interior walls were painted the same Benjamin Moore Simply White, the same as the kitchen cabinets.

For the kitchen island, I picked BM Gray Owl OC-52.

Here are the painted cabinet doors. Aren’t they beautiful?

Hardwood floors, new fireplace and kitchen hardware / Simply White and Gray Owl on cabinet doors .

And now I have to make hardware choices. So much fun!

The choices for the cabinet hardware.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

The knob choices for the cabinet hardware.

5/ 6 / / 8 / 9

More cabinet hardware choices.

Do you have any favourites?

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18 Comments

  1. Beautiful choices.. Love the hardwood!! We just recently installed a similar engineered hardwood in our main floor and couldn’t be happier ! For the hardware I love #6 cup pulls for drawers and either #7 or #8 glass knobs for doors (maybe 8 because they seem slightly larger and more to scale with a cabinet door. Best of luck!

  2. Hey girl so glad it’s all coming together! I like the knobs. My favorite for a kitchen would have to be 2,5 and 6! Have fun! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  3. Its starting to look amazing Jamie! Seeing your vision come together is so inspirational! I can’t wait to see more.

    For the hardware, I love either of the cups (5,6) and number 7 for the knob. I think the mix of solid hardware with the glass would be really nice.

  4. Wow, a lot of progress is going on. Can’t wait to see the reveals. For the hardware, I really like, 2, 6, & 9.

  5. What fun to follow along with you…and to know that we are doing just about the same thing, only you are a little ahead of us…Our cabinets are being painted as I type. Happy Day….
    Looking forward to meeting you in person in France….hoping the painting and tile is finished when I get home.
    Your project looks great!

  6. I love the BM Simply White and how it brightens up these rooms! How do you use it in the different rooms? Flat, matte, semi-gloss, etc.? I felt so lost trying to pick out white paint for a new home but found your site and this is exactly the look I want in my girls’ rooms, master bedroom and bathrooms. Do you also paint the ceilings Simply White? Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Jaime,
      I have Simply White flat on all my walls, although I wished I used eggshell as they would be easier to wipe down. Semi-gloss on all the trim and doors and eggshell on the cupboards. The ceiling is not Simply White, it’s just ceiling paint, a basic white paint and you can’t tell it doesn’t match. I have my house details in this post: https://somuchbetterwithage.com/shop-my-house/
      Hope that helps!
      Hugs, Jamie

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