running kitchen flooring into foyer?
I am in a quandary regarding my foyer floor. When we bought our 1916 American Four-Square 13 years ago, one of the first things we planned to do was replace the foyer tile. And here we are, still looking at that ugly tile every day. One of the sticking points has been whether it is OK to have 3 different types of flooring so close together (we think not), or whether we should have the foyer share the flooring with the kitchen/hallway or the living room. As we are looking at getting new hardwood floors for the living room, we had decided we would just extend the wood floor into the foyer and be done with it. However, we want to get a finish that is a little less orangey than what we have now, and that poses a problem with the foyer. As you can see, the stair treads are that same orangey finish as the living room (and dining room) floor. Once I realized that, I figured that if we do extend the LR floor into the foyer, it will have to match. We can't have that shade of finish on the treads, that blondish finish on the banister & trim, and a medium brown on the floor, all in the tiny foyer. So we have to stick to that bright finish all through the downstairs OR carry the kitchen/hallway flooring into the foyer. As we are also preparing to replace the kitchen floor, that is quite doable. My question is, would that look weird? I don't know anyone else who has the floor plan we have, with the small foyer leading into a narrow kitchen hallway, so I just don't know how it would look. I know of course it also depends on the actual floor tile design (still working on that), but my larger question is just whether it would be weird to have the kitchen flooring extend that way.
THE HATED TRI-FLOORING AREA
KITCHEN HALLWAY FROM FOYER
LIVING ROOM FROM FOYER
FOYER FROM LIVING ROOM