A lot of times we get customers who will install cork in a single room and we applaud them for taking the first step into using sustainable materials. But when we get a customer who is willing to install cork in their entire home, we get really excited because the impact you get when you see cork all around you is a beautiful sight.

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Lauren and Kyle purchased this 1910 home and have transformed the small, choppy 970 sf home into a modern dwelling that still has the original original character of the home. They removed almost all the interior walls  to create a large open home but kept such details as the exposed beams to retain some of the original charm. Lauren and Kyle updated the kitchen in a modern style and chose to use a dark cork flooring through out the entire home. The dark floors and the light walls create a nice contrast that does not make the space feel small. Their apartment is part of the “Small Cool 2012” contest at Apartment Therapy so click the link below and vote for their space.

What I Love About My Small Home
Our 1910 home was dark and cramped when we moved in, but now it’s open and filled with natural light. We love that it’s modern while also celebrating original features, like the exposed joists in the living room. We also love that everything has a purpose and that many elements serve double duty. (For instance, the studio loft doubles as a guest sleeping area, and the guardrail for the stair doubles as a storage “fauxdenza”.) Our house is now more functional, more efficient and a reflection of the way we live.

Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
The biggest challenge of living in a small home was to transform the original layout to meet our current needs (while living in the house and doing the work ourselves!). By removing walls and reconfiguring spaces, we were able to add a second bedroom without increasing the overall footprint. We also took advantage of every square inch – a small studio space was carved out of the attic, the porch was closed in to create a mudroom (so important in Seattle!) and the ceiling was vaulted over the kitchen and dining area to create more volume. A wall of sliding doors maintains privacy for the bedrooms and bathroom without taking up precious floor space, and carefully placed built-ins provide valuable storage for a house that had not a single closet! Because everything is so open, we chose a cohesive palette of bright whites, warm wood tones and pops of color to create a cozy yet modern space that we call home.

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I just have to say that this person has Style (yes with a capital S) and their kitchen renovation is absolutely amazing. From the glass back splash, to the metal farm sink and columns that frame it and the amazing stove, I am sure this will be the envy of many. Oh yeah, the flooring is cork and it adds a nice understated texture to the whole room. The real kicker on this renovation is that the home is located in Hawaii. Why do some people have all the luck. Oh yeah they are probably Uber Rich!

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Check out this great cork installation in this home owners craft room. This is a great looking flooring, that goes well with her wall and accent colors. The storage system is awesome but if that was in my office it would look like that for a week and then be a total disaster. I have a problem putting stuff back neatly.

We love it when a customer finds a different use for our cork tiles and this customer decided to use it on the walls instead of the floor. If you look at the before and after photos, you would have to agree the transformation is amazing.

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Cork floating floors is a designed so that it can be quickly installed by any homeowner and requires a minimum amount of tools and knowledge. With its tongue and groove locking system, a customer does not need to use glue or nails to snap the floor together. The above photo is from one of our customers who was able to complete their renovation quickly so they could enjoy their new flooring and room.

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Homeowner has installed a deep rich brown cork flooring in the kitchen and a natural color in the basement bonus room. Both installations turned out amazing and homeowner is extremely happy with the completed project.

 

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