bleached oak floors...too dated????please help
Hi all...I am in a dilema and would love all of your input. We are redoing our kitchen and taking out some walls, etc. I need to have the same flooring as the rest of the house..the other area is too small for seperate floors and would be too broken up. Right now the floors in the whole area minus the small existing kitchen is bleached oak. Even going up stairs, upstairs hallway, into master bedroom and even the railings on stairs. Basically the floors really coordinate and pull together so many aspects of the house.
Now here is my problem..
I only want wood flooring for the renovated space downstairs..basically it would be as soon as you walk in front door..pretty much whole first level. okay..if i put in new wood floors than i will have to match/replace wood on stairs, upstairs hallway, railings. That is something that is not in the budget. Originally I thought my only option would be tile that would coordinate with the bleached oak..but I desperately do not want tile in my whole first floor. So, I just was thinking that I could add new oak in kitchen and resand/stain entire fist floor and hopefully it would match up with stairs and railings.
So..what do you guys think...is bleaching way too dated? And for anyone who might know...how impossible might it be to match 20 year old bleached oak to brand new bleached oak?
Any help would be VERY much appreciated. I have been reading this forum for a very long time now and you guys have helped me make so many decisions (just from lurking!)