I have to admit: I'm a flooring girl. It's the one element that catches my eye before any other. (You might be into cabinets or countertops, and that's cool! We can still be friends.) I like how dramatic flooring accomplishes so much with so little: it creates visual interest without needing a lot of other stuff, so you can reduce knick-knacks and other unnecessary decorating details. Keep the rest of the kitchen streamlined and functional, and let the floor do all the talking.

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