So none of this was tile before, only the little original entry. We always thought we wanted hardwood, but apparently it's pretty hard to maintain in the desert with the extreme dry heat, and all the abrasive sand. So since they gave us a little compensation money that we had to use with them, we went through the design center and picked ourselves some tile!
You see so much tile in the desert, I didn't think it could excite me all that much, but I'm loving it! It's a darker shade than the one that was already in my kitchen, and set at a diagonal. They did these cool transition pieces wherever the two shades of tile met (dining, laundry, bath) but I forgot to take a picture of that.... another day.
I feel like it's a whole new house. Or better yet, like it's finally a new house!!! We kind of missed that honey moon stage, what with the raw sewage, concrete floors, and bare studs and all. So we still have that carpet you see in the living room, and the carpet in the family, playroom, and everywhere upstairs (in case you were worried that it wasn't comfortable enough to come and visit) but this just breaks up that living room and walkway SO much better. And of course gives us hard floors in our dining. I'm loving it.