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 Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on December 5, 2019

Gorgeous Teal Colour in Home Décor

Teal colour is a gorgeous, rich jewel tone. It’s often used interchangeably with turquoise and aqua, but teal is actually a distinct hue from those two shades. Teal colour is a lovely shade that combines blue and green in a way that makes it hard to determine which is more prominent. Teal is different from...

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Posted in Buying Guides | by Brittney Smart, on October 24, 2019

Choosing the Best Dehumidifier for Basement

At the change of seasons, we might be more prone to notice dampness and mold in our homes. Basements in particular, in their stations of in-ground dwelling, see more than their fair share of mold and mildew. While it may seem like a hopeless cause, there is hope in the war against basement dampness. That...

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Posted in Bathroom | by Brittney Smart, on October 23, 2019

Best Powder Room Tips for Function and Style

I was in college before I really knew what a “powder room” was. In my mind, it was simply a place where ladies went to powder their noses, and I had been baffled as to who would dedicate an entire room to such a purpose. Alas, I was not quite in the know. A powder...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 16, 2019

Indigo Colour: Where, and How Much, to Use the Colour Trend

Indigo colour is one of the hottest colour trends today. This vibrant shade of deep bluish-purple is often used in designs to create a clean, fresh aesthetic…but in a punchier way than other softer, shyer hues. Indigo colour can be used in any design style with success, because it works well in large doses, small...

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Posted in Buying Guides | by Brittney Smart, on October 10, 2019

A Buyer’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Patio Heaters

Summer nights have turned to fall nights, which tend to have a bite to the air and a dip in the temperatures. Instead of bringing that perfect outdoor evening inside because of the chill, consider using a fantastic outdoor patio heater to prolong your outdoor enjoyment. You can stay warm and cozy while still breathing...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 9, 2019

Elements that Make Ranch Style Homes Look as Well as they Work

The design of ranch style homes can be traced back to Spanish colonial architecture, featuring single-story homes that initially aimed to combat the southwestern heat. To that end, rooflines were low and wide. By the 1920s, the appeal of ranch-style homes was largely economy – they were relatively easy and cost-effective to build and customize....

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Posted in Buying Guides | by Brittney Smart, on October 3, 2019

A Quick Guide to The Best Pellet Stoves on the Market

The best pellet stoves are becoming a desirable alternative for heating homes. As furnace-style burners, pellet stoves add an element of old-timey woodstove charm to a contemporary space, and they use pellets as fuel. Pellets are a type of fuel created from compressed biomass, including wood (most commonly the industrial byproduct of waste sawdust), agricultural...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 2, 2019

Basic Guide to Finding the Best Room Colour

With so many colour combinations available and the vast architectural options in home building and remodeling today, determining a room colour or colour scheme can feel overwhelming. What colours look well together? What colours should go on the walls? What colours should go with white walls? These, and many other, room colour questions come up...

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