When searching the Kansas City MLS and reviewing available inventory, it can be difficult to know what the current homeowner has done to improve the property since purchase. As you know, detailed reports can be an invaluable tool for home resale and insurance purposes in case of a loss.
In the fall of 2009, the owner purchased Tuscany Oak flooring and had it installed in the front entrance, formal living room, the sitting room off of the living room, main floor half-bath, and master bedroom. The upgrade was a vast improvement to the over-worn aged beige carpet. The addition of the hand distressed traditional rich brown oak floor (with tongue and groove on all sides), brings the schoolhouse back in time to a more fitting finish.
The homeowner was so pleased with the results, she had the Tuscany Oak flooring installed in both upstairs bathrooms. In the past, when building or remodeling a bathroom, people have shied away from using hardwood flooring in those spaces. As you may have heard, the mantra that designers and architects have stuck to is “wood and water don’t mix.”
The humid environment in a bathroom as well as unavoidable splashes have the ability to warp wood flooring, rendering it unattractive. Furthermore, it can encourage the growth of potentially destructive and dangerous molds. However, new finishes for hardwood flooring are making wood floors in bathrooms a viable and attractive option. To start with, you have to choose an appropriate wood to use. Choose a hardwood floor rather than a softwood floor, as softwood tends to absorb ambient moisture more, making it more vulnerable to damage. Because of this, the homeowner selected a particularly resilient and strong wood that could work in the bathroom, such as oak.
Overall, hardwood floors give a space warmth and style that is unmatched by any other material. The physical warmth that the floors provide is also an attractive feature, especially on winter mornings when the cold ceramic tiles make getting up that much harder.
We are confident you will be “floored” by the beautiful choose of wood that is gracefully reflected in this space.
Revisit history….in this 19th Century Schoolhouse. This fabulous 2nd tier lake home has been transformed into a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 1.5 story home located on a 1+ acre wooded site. Two-tiered decks overlook beautifully manicured landscaping, while side brick patio with fountain allows peaceful venue.
Formal living room with fireplace and attached sitting room. Great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Library/loft area overlooks great room. Basement game room with dry bar and walk out to flagstone patio. Two separate upstairs living areas allow for family and/or guest privacy — two bedrooms and one bath in main upstairs, with another bedroom and bath on the second upstairs living area. Main floor master bedroom.
Upgrades throughout – new kitchen cabinets and granite counters. Gourmet stainless steel appliances. Generous use of wood floors accent spacious rooms, atrium is a “green thumbs” dream. Light and bright throughout!
Private showings only by appointment for pre-qualified buyers.
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