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 Rugs & Carpets | by Brittney Smart, on July 9, 2020

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing an Entryway Rug

Call it a foyer, an entryway, an entrance hall, but whatever you call it, it’s the space between the great outdoors and your well-thought-out home that’s not always easy to style. This can be particularly true for rugs, because you must consider not only the natural elements, but also the style of your home…and tastefully...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on July 3, 2020

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of functional art, that’s all the more valuable. In this article, we will point you to the articles that walk you, step-by-step, through the process of building a pergola that will look...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 20, 2020

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 Buying Guides | by Brittney Smart, on December 23, 2019

How to Set Up a SmartThings Hub and Home Monitoring Kit

In our fast-paced world, you might be hearing more and more about smart homes. Depending on where you place yourself on the Technology Gadgets spectrum, you may already have turned your home into the smartest home in the land. But for others who are just dipping a toe into the smart home pond and feel...

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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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