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 How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 20, 2017

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are an investment. They add warmth and natural beauty to any space. However, just as is the case with all floors, hardwood floors can take a major beating with everyday life in general. While hardwood floors are beautiful on their own, clean wood floors are exceptional. Here is a super simple, budget-friendly tutorial...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 18, 2017

How to Clean Baseboards – a Fast and Easy Cleaning Guide

Nearing the end of summer vacation, there are probably lots of parts of your house that need a little attention. Baseboards are one of the often-overlooked areas that need cleaning as much as (if not more than) everything else. Near the action of movement in the home, and positioned low so as to catch all...

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Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on September 15, 2017

Feng Shui: What it is, its Five Elements, and Basic Strategies for Modern Interiors

Feng shui has been around for millennia among the Chinese, although now it is becoming more and more popular in western culture. While many Asian-inspired pieces of décor are often labeled “fengshui,” that is not necessarily the case – in other words, just because something is Chinese doesn’t make it inherently part of the feng...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 13, 2017

How to Install Pergola Posts

Building a pergola is a wonderful way to add value to your home and your life. Pergolas are instant gathering places and provide a beautiful boost to the exterior of your home. In order to build a pergola, of course, you will need to install the pergola posts. This article uses the post brackets that...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 11, 2017

How to Clean an Air Vent in Your Home

With the constant flow of air through air vents, especially an air conditioner air vent during the summer months, they can become quite filthy. The problem with a dirty air vent is that it decreases the effectiveness of the vent itself and, worse, may recirculate dust and pollen throughout the house’s breathable air. You’ll be...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on September 8, 2017

DIY Wall Art: Simple and Cheap Recycled-Paint Project

Wall art really amps up the level of style and polish of a space. Unfortunately, it can often be quite expensive, or hard to find the perfect piece in terms of size, color, vibe, etc. That’s where DIY wall art comes in! Especially a super simple project like this one, where you can use up...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 7, 2017

How to Install Pergola Post Brackets

If you’re building a pergola, you will need to find a way to install your pergola posts. There is a simple way to install footings (check out this article on installing deck footings) if you want to put the posts directly into the concrete, but many experts contend that for the long-term, installing post brackets...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 4, 2017

How to Clean and Polish Wooden Furniture

Whether you have a wooden piano, dresser, desk, bed, or any other beautiful wooden piece of furniture, you’re going to have to keep it maintained in order for the piece to look healthy and well. What’s more, with wooden pieces perhaps more than others, their maintenance not only affects their look, but also their function....

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