Kylie Howell

The first house I bought had bare floors that had seen better days, so I started looking at flooring options with the view that one type of flooring would suit my whole home. I chose pine flooring for every room, and that was a costly mistake. Pine is a softwood, and it didn't hold up well in busy traffic areas. I decided to learn more about different types of flooring that are available before parting with more money, and I started this blog to share what I learned and provide new homeowners with some tips for choosing the right flooring for each room in their home. I hope you find my blog useful.

Three Crucial Precautions for Installing In-Floor Heating

4 January 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you are thinking about installing a new heating system in your home, you should consider choosing in-floor heating. This form of radiant heating is beneficial because it promotes uniform warmth. Also, it is an unobtrusive system which does not generate noise during operation. Regular heaters produce an annoying hum or other sounds as air flows through the ducts. Besides, the in-floor heating does not compromise the indoor air quality, unlike forced air systems which often introduce harmful particles into the circulation. Read More …

Why a Modular Lounge Is Perfect for Your Expanding Family

27 October 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're moving into a new home and have to furnish it yourself, you will want to be as practical as possible with an eye to fashion. You will certainly want other members of the family to be as comfortable as possible in the new place, but you may also want to be flexible and choose furniture that can change from time to time. How can you meet all these goals — especially when it comes to the most important room in the house, the living area? Read More …

Why Fit Blinds In a Downstairs Bedroom?

28 August 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Although the design of a typical suburban Australian home will have the bedrooms on the upper storey, there are plenty of dwellings where you will find a ground-floor bedroom or two. It is not just bungalows that have downstairs bedrooms, either. There are numerous ground-floor apartments which have their bedrooms at street level, too, of course. Furthermore, you might have a reception room that has been converted to a bedroom to cope with an expanding family or to serve more than one purpose, such as a study as well as a guest room. Read More …

Which Kitchen Benchtops Should You Fit?

9 July 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen then you must think about what kitchen appliances you will need and where you will place them. You will also need to think about the number of kitchen cupboards and working space that you need and where that space should be. You might not realise it but one of the most significant decisions that you will make will be when you decide what material to use for your kitchen benchtops. Read More …

What To Consider Before Your Bathroom Renovation

14 May 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

You definitely want a bathroom that reflects your personal style and is comfortable to be in. Apart from that, it is every homeowner's desire to have a bathroom that has the right amenities and fixtures that provide function and value. Whether you are remodelling your bathroom to increase your home's resale value or to make it more appealing to your needs, there are certain tips that will come in handy. Read More …