Welcome to Episode Two of our Notes from Home series!
(If you missed the tour of our new Tennessee home in the first episode, CLICK HERE to check it out!)
In today’s episode, Cy is going to start demo-ing the kitchen, while I begin to look at hardwood flooring options!
Picking out hardwood flooring for our home is a BIG decision, so I am so happy to be partnering with Twenty & Oak for this part of our renovation!
When we purchased our home, it had a very inexpensive laminate wood flooring in every single room that we knew we were going to have to replace.
We had a guy that wanted to come take up the flooring and buy it from us for a few hundred bucks, but the flooring was so cheap that it literally broke apart when taking it up. Cy called the guy and told him not to come because the flooring was not worth trying to save. Luke and Adam literally had the whole floor up in no time!
I was so excited that we were ripping up all the old laminate flooring and couldn’t wait to start looking for new hardwood flooring. But before I did, I wanted to create a mood board that brought to life the look and feel that I wanted in our new home, specifically the kitchen and den.
As you can see, I want to incorporate a lot of black and white in our new home. I love the clean, crisp feel that those colors create in a space. But I also want to add warmth to our home with some wood tones in our kitchen cabinets, furniture, and definitely our hardwood flooring.
Since I knew that we would be needing new hardwood flooring throughout the home, I wanted something durable, kid friendly, and pet friendly. BUT, I also wanted something beautiful and stylish.
I found all of these things at Twenty & Oak.
Twenty & Oak is an online resource for finding stylish, high quality flooring. They are also connected to the best flooring retailers in the Southeast! I was looking for engineered hardwood flooring for our home, but they also carry laminate, waterproof flooring, engineered stone, and luxury vinyl plank, tiles, and sheet. They have something for every style and every budget!
When I went to the website, I browsed through all of the different brands that were available from Twenty & Oak. This took some time, but boy was it fun! I loved looking at all of the beautiful choices.
As I was searching for my favorite stain colors, I noticed that I kept coming back to two different collections in the Palmetto Road brand… Tuscany and Chalmers.
What I LOVE about the Palmetto Road brand is that the hardwood flooring is crafted by hand! Like REAL people with REAL hands, no machines. They individually apply surface treatments like “wire brushed” or “hand scraped” by hand, which gives you a unique, authentic flooring. It’s a custom look without the custom price! LOVE THAT!
Since flooring can look differently online than in person, I couldn’t wait to order some samples of my favorite colors. The cool thing is that at Twenty & Oak, you can always order three samples for FREE! YAY!
But guess what?!!!!
JUST FOR BENEATH MY HEART READERS!!!
How cool is that?!
I am SO GLAD I ordered free samples of my favorite hardwood flooring because some of them looked different that I expected. Seeing and touching the flooring in person made a huge difference in my decision.
Here are two of my favorites…
BISCUIT (left) & NOLA (right)
To help me make my decision though, I wanted to see a larger sample of my hardwood flooring choices. I knew I could do that by visiting one of Twenty & Oak’s retailers. I put my zip code in the store locator box on their site and found three retailers in my area.
I will be visiting the retailer I chose and sharing all of the details in a future episode of Notes from Home, so stay tuned!!!
Now are you ready for this week’s episode?!
I have to give major props to my son, Luke, for helping me create this video series! I COULD NOT do it without him!
I hope you enjoy watching this episode, and be sure to head over to Twenty & Oak when you are finished watching and order some FREE flooring samples for your next project!