Sometimes everything you need to make a dramatic change to a room is to change floors. House remodeling ideas most typically have either carpet or wooden floors. However, there are other feasible alternatives. Consider natural stone floors for the kitchen or bathroom for a unique look. It is relatively easy to install and can also be custom cut and shaped to fit all rooms. Try a cork floor in a child’s room, workout room or basement. Cork is a softer material, and it keeps well for moisture, making it a suitable choice for basements that may be exposed to flooding.
Most spruce pine finishes are still in good condition. Keep spruce pine clean with oil soap. Lemon oil or beeswax based wood conditioner Renew dried wood and add a soft shine. If painted, strip twig pine is hard, messy work, so you may want to paint it with your own colors. You can still buy knotty pine panels and cabinets if you want to create the look of a whole new place.
Enjoy your knotty pine kitchen walls and use them as the basis for a mid-century-inspired remodel. Vinyl floors and Formica metal edge countertops complete the backdrop for a 50’s kitchen. Chromed, vinyl-clad dinette sets are available in good vintage condition. Large-patterned wallpaper and plaid curtains complete the look. If you change larger appliances, skip stainless steel and keep up with white appliances, which were standard at that time. Countertop appliances such toasters and mixers can be stainless.