I'm planning on doing some long needed repairs on the house I "own", including replacing the existing stucco and wood siding with vinyl and replacing the windows; however, the flooring also could use replacing. I have been thinking about installing a hardwood floor in the living room, dining room, hallway, but I'm trying to decide whether to include the bedrooms and kitchen. I was originally going to install carpet in the bedrooms but I started thinking of expanding the hardwood to the bedrooms because, at present, I can get a fairly good deal on some natural red oak flooring. Regularly the price of the flooring would be 9.50/ft^2, but I can get it for about 6.25/ft^2. I'd like to know if anyone has hardwood flooring in their kitchen or bedrooms and what you think of it. If you were going to do a floor job, would you still go with hardwood in the bedrooms or kitchen or would you replace it with something else? If you have hardwood in the bedrooms do you find it to be uncomfortably cold in the morning? Do you find that your hardwood floor stands up to normal use in the kitchen? Any thoughts would be appreciated.