Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in Furniture | by Brittney Smart, on June 28, 2016

How to Turn a Builder-Grade Vanity into a Custom and Chic Piece

Do you have a builder-grade vanity in your bathroom? A most boring, generic piece? Or one that simply doesn’t match your style or personality? If so, you might be interested in freshening things up. If replacing the entire vanity itself isn’t in the budget, however, you’ll be happy to know that you can give your...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 27, 2016

How to Paint an Exterior Door as in, Shut the Front Door!

Probably the least expensive yet most impactful ways you can update the look of your exterior front entry is to paint the front door. Such a huge chunk of color, front-and-center, is certainly one of the most visual aspects of your front entry space. That’s why picking the perfect front door color and painting it...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 23, 2016

How to Mount a Light On Top of a Mirror Bathroom Vanity

Customized spaces, even bathroom spaces, always look and feel more expensive than generic, builder-grade ones. One way to customize your bathroom, no matter the style or size, is to install an oversized vanity mirror and mount a bathroom lighting fixture on top of the mirror face itself. This strategy allows you to maximize your vanity...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 22, 2016

How to Install a Tile Shower Corner Shelf

While shower niche shelves are space-saving wonders of the world, they are not a practical option for some tub surround/shower spaces. If your shower is on an exterior wall, for example, a niche shelf would eliminate much-needed exterior wall insulation. The plumbing wall, with its pipes and what-not, can be tricky if not impossible to maneuver...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 20, 2016

How to Use a Wet Tile Saw: A Beginner’s Basic Guide

If you are looking to redo your bathroom shower or tub surround, your kitchen backsplash, or even a laundry room floor, you are likely considering tile. As you’re likely aware, tile is a fantastic material to use for heavy-traffic, heavy-use, and watery areas. It can be an intimidating process if you’ve never attempted it before,...

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Posted in Bathroom | by Brittney Smart, on June 16, 2016

DIY Simple Above-the-Door Bathroom Storage Shelf

For the small bathrooms out there, it can be quite a challenge to find storage solutions. An often-overlooked area for storage is above the door. A shelf placed here takes up no additional space, is hardly even noticeable, and yet offers a fantastic small-space storage solution. This tutorial will show you a simple way to...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on June 15, 2016

How-To Replace A Toilet Fill Valve

If you own your home, or even if you rent, chances are high that you’ll need to perform some basic toilet repair at some point. If your toilet isn’t flushing, if it’s very noisy, if it’s not filling correctly, or if it keeps trying to fill unsuccessfully, you might need to replace the fill valve....

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