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.

Beyond Repairs and Refills: 3 Additional Services Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Companies Can Provide

7 September 2018
 Categories: , Blog

First and foremost, the main services all fire extinguisher maintenance companies provide are extinguisher inspections, refills and repairs. You may already know that these fire extinguisher services are a yearly essential, but don't forget that having working fire extinguishers isn't the only important part of your company fire safety plan. If you want to ensure you have comprehensive fire protection to keep your staff and your livelihood safe, you should look for a servicer who offers additional fire services alongside extinguisher inspections. Read More …

The Upsides And Downside Of Timber Kitchen Benchtops

14 August 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A kitchen benchtop is something you would glance at hundreds of times in a week, if not thousands of times. So you should choose something you love to look at that does the job. Timber benchtops offer a treat for the eyes even when clear and empty of tasty food.  While timber bench tops do need regular care and attention, they come with plenty of upsides. Wood Is Naturally Beautiful With Great Variety Of Colors Read More …

How to Create a Coastal and Casual Kitchen Space

25 July 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

While dark kitchen cabinets and flooring can be warm and traditional, a casual and coastal kitchen theme can be bright and inviting and a better choice for small spaces that may seem even tinier with dark and rich features. However, it can also be easy to cross the line from casual and coastal to stark and sterile! You may then be interested in a Hamptons style kitchen. Note a few tips for effectively adding a casual and coastal look to your kitchen so you can create a space you'll love for many years to come. Read More …

Tips for Moving Day When Downsizing

29 June 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you are moving from a larger property to a smaller one, then you must be prepared for moving day. Whether you are renting or buying, downsizing means trying to fit a lot of belongings that have been in a larger space into a something a bit more diminutive. Perhaps you will have one fewer bedrooms? Maybe your living room will not have sufficient space to fit in all of your furniture? Read More …

Trends in Outdoor Wicker Furniture Decor

4 June 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Creating an outdoor living area means picking out the seating options for that space. There are many patio seating options available, but one that gets overlooked is wicker. You may overlook wicker because traditionally outdoor wicker contained smaller pieces. You may be overlooking wicker because you feel the upkeep is too time consuming. Before you totally overlook outdoor wicker furniture as an option, consider the following trends and how they may be ideal for your outdoor living area and seating. Read More …