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.

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 …

3 Ways To Give Your Bedroom A Luxurious Revamp On A Budget

14 May 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Bedrooms are often seen as a personal and private haven in a home. However, they're often neglected in favour of more public spaces when it comes to updates and improvements. If your bedroom is looking a little tired and dowdy, then you might be longing for a new look, but you might not have the funds for a full-scale refurbishment. Fortunately, it's possible to give your old bedroom a rapid makeover that's as beautiful as it is cost effective. Read More …

4 Reasons Mesh Leaf Guards Work Better Than Reverse Curve Guards

24 April 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Adding a leaf guard to your gutters is a great way to prevent debris building up in your gutters and causing clogs. Making the decision to add some to your property is easy once you grasp the benefits, but it's never quite as easy to decide on the right type of leaf guard, and people often come down to either the basic mesh screen or a fancy reverse curve. The mesh screen is easy enough to understand. Read More …