Tile: consistent flow throughout or independent rooms?
I'm not sure if this is more of a decorating question than a flooring question.
I'm having my kitchen remodeled including new tile floors. The tile currently covers about half the house so we're planning to replace it all at once with the kitchen. My Kitchen Designer/Contractor adamantly believes that tile should cleanly flow throughout the house and is urging me to use one tile in one pattern for all the connected areas. That includes the kitchen and eat-in, two hallways, two bathrooms, the foyer, and the laundry room. The only tile area excluded is the master bathroom.
I was thinking that I might want to use different tile, or perhaps just different sized tile, in some of those rooms. Perhaps there could be a decorative transition between the rooms where the tile changes? I like the semi-random look of multi-tile patterns in the larger areas but diagonals in the long narrow bathrooms for example.
Is my KD right? Should I treat all the connecting areas as one large space and stick with one size or one pattern?