September 30, 2023

I keep in mind once we have been nonetheless in our apartment and I used to be simply starting to weblog about my DIY tasks, I had this concept to design and beautify your entire apartment utilizing a democratic technique through which I current my readers with choices, and it doesn’t matter what the end result of the vote was, the bulk vote would win, and I’d should implement no matter concept the bulk voted for.

That ended up not figuring out as a result of, on the time, we had little or no cash, and I had no concept at any given time once I’d have the ability to really implement my design and adorning concepts into the apartment. I nonetheless suppose it could be an fascinating social experiment, however I don’t suppose I’d have the braveness to embellish our home in that method. I’m a little bit of a management freak, in the event you haven’t already figured that out. 😀 Plus, I like the liberty to alter my thoughts on any adorning resolution, and generally I achieve this a number of occasions a day.

I do ask for enter often, however once I do, I just about by no means achieve this with a “majority guidelines” method. At occasions, I’ll go together with the bulk. Fairly often, I’ll have many feedback from individuals giving their enter, however it is going to be one or two feedback that actually catch my consideration with distinctive, outside-the-box recommendations, or factors that I by no means would have considered alone.

However this time is totally different. I’ve narrowed down my studio countertop choices to 2 — a lightweight selection and a darkish selection. I’ve been gazing these samples since Tuesday, and nonetheless, I haven’t budged somehow. I like them each for various causes, and I can’t appear to resolve between the 2.

The darkish one is an engineered hardwood flooring from Lowe’s, and the colour is Saddle Hickory. Each bit is 3/8″ thick, 3.5″ extensive, and 4 ft lengthy. It’s $2.99/sq. foot. The sunshine one is an engineered vinyl plank flooring from LL Flooring within the colour Capistrano Seashore Oak. Each bit is 1/2″ thick, 7.5″ extensive, and simply over 4 ft lengthy. It’s $3.19/sq. foot.

Listed below are each of them subsequent to the wallpaper (the outdated wallpaper, not the brand new one with the edited colours, however this one should do for now), the ground paint colours, and two paint colours which can be just like the colour that can go on the cupboards.

I like each of them! I like that the sunshine one is…properly…gentle. And I like that it’s that completely happy medium between a pure (brownish) wooden tone and a lightweight grey wooden tone. It comes off as a heat grey, similar to the Traditional Grey that I used on the ground, besides that it’s a contact extra on the brown facet than the ground colour. And I feel the sunshine could be very fairly with the cupboard colour.

However, I like the richness of the darkish pattern. And I don’t suppose you may ever go fallacious with a impartial darkish wooden in most rooms. I feel it seems to be stunning with the ground, the cupboard colour, and the wallpaper. Darker wooden provides such a phenomenal heat to a room.

I do occur to have an instance of a darkish wooden countertop with a heat colour on cupboards in our hallway toilet. That is the butcherblock-style countertop that I made 9 years in the past. As an apart, I’ve by no means discovered this darkish wooden countertop tough to maintain clear, and it’s in probably the most used toilet in our home. So I’m probably not involved in regards to the darkish countertop being laborious to maintain clear in my studio.

So y’all get to resolve, and I’ll go together with the bulk on this as a result of, fairly frankly, I’m bored with attempting to make this resolution. What say you? Mild countertop or darkish countertop?

I’m glad I don’t have to consider it anymore. 😀 It’s as much as y’all!