I just bought another house (closing December 29th). Here are a few pictures of the living room/kitchen area. As you can see, the living room is "sunken in" a few inches, which I really like! My question is this - would it look "off" or disrupt the flow of the living space if I were to lay down vinyl wood flooring in the sunken down living room area? I really love wood flooring - I like the way it looks and I like the way it "warms up" a living space. I wouldn't want to replace the flooring in the whole house though. And I do like the tile, at least for the kitchen area - it's clean, easy to maintain, and stays cool in the summer (this house is in AZ). Thoughts? Any other suggestions on how to customize and warm up this living space a bit? I know a nice area rug would look nice on that floor, but I'm avoiding any type of rugs/carpeting (I have a dog and he SHEDS, a lot). FYI - the "stuff" in the pictures are all staging items - will be gone when I move into the house.