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.

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 …

Do You Need An Architect For An Extension?

10 March 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

All over Australia, people choose to extend their homes rather than move to a larger property. This is because most suburban back gardens in the country have enough room to accommodate additional living space. So, if you like where you live but want a bigger house, then adding an extension is likely to be a good option. Of course, you do not necessarily need an architecture firm to extend your home. Read More …

Sound Reasons to Have Awnings Fitted to Your Home

28 January 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Many people in Australia choose to have an awning fitted to their residence because they want to create some shade over their patio or an area of their garden. This is their primary purpose and, consequently, you may not want to have them installed for any other reason than to feel more comfortable when you are outside. However, awnings have several other advantages that you may not have considered before. What are some of the most important ones to know about? Read More …

Kitchen Designs that Suit Busy Family Homes

16 October 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When you're running a busy family home, your kitchen can either feel hectic or like a haven. If the time has come for you to redesign your kitchen, the changes you make will have a significant impact on how it functions. Therefore, it's worth considering kitchen designs that suit busy households. Expansive worktops featuring granite Managing a busy home often means dedicating a lot of time to cooking. Whether everyone sits down together to enjoy meals or you prefer to eat separately, having a lot of worktop space is essential. Read More …

If You Want Your Staircase Balustrades to Keep Kids Safe, Think About the Spindles

26 September 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

For obvious reasons, a staircase without a balustrade is not a good idea. If you have kids in the house, it's even more important to have this particular safety feature, as children are less steady on their feet than adults are, and they're more prone to accidents. While balustrades are mainly there to give support while using the stairs by giving you something to grip, they help keep children safe in other ways. Read More …