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Why you should choose resilient flooring in your next home project

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

This post is sponsored by Beautifully Responsible® Resilient Flooring, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Today’s post is all about resilient flooring. You may remember some of our home projects over the past few years – redoing my office, our family room and the half bath downstairs. They all have resilient flooring. With two active boys and a dog, it just made sense for where we are in our stage of life.  Spills and accidents are bound to happen and thankfully there’s Beautifully Responsible® flooring, constructed for long term durability while fostering an aesthetically pleasing home and environment. Below I’m sharing a little bit more about resilient flooring and why it’s a great option for your next home project.

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

What is resilient flooring?

Resilient flooring is any type of flooring that can stand up to tough spills, dirt, pets while still looking stylish at the same time. It gets it’s name resilient because it can give under your footsteps yet it springs right back into place. Some different types of resilient flooring are vinyl, linoleum, rubber, asphalt, cork.

why you should choose resilient flooring in your next home project

Is resilient flooring durable?

Yes!!! Resilient flooring is perfect for those high traffic areas and can take alot of heavy love if you know what I mean! They have advanced scratch protection which helps withstand the look of aging and are extremely easy to clean.

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

 

Where to buy

If you are looking to buy resilient flooring, here is a link with a variety of manufacturers. https://beautifullyresponsible.com/find-your-floor

 

Visit BeautifullyResponsible.com to learn more and follow @Responsiblefloors on Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Linking some of our other home projects for you below:

DIY whitewashed brick fireplace

Family room reveal

 

 

 

 

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Your most asked home questions

Nesting whitewashed brick exterior limestone

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Every week I open up my Instagram stories to an “Ask Me Anything” segment where followers can ask me literally anything. I’ve compiled a list of the most asked home questions I get through DM’s and stories figured I’d share here!

Your Most Asked Home Questions

What are the paint colors in your house?

Sherwin Williams Farmhouse Neutral Paint Colors

Our main floor, entry way, living room, dining room, kitchen is Sherwin Williams Alabaster White.

Our bedroom is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.

The boys room is Sherwin Williams Passive Gray because it picks up those blue notes.

 

Where is your entertainment center from?

farmhouse built ins

It is from Ashley Home Store (linking it here, FYI currently out of stock but should be back in stock soon). I knew I wanted a large piece and I loved the character and charm that the barn doors and open shelving adds. I added the wreaths to give it a little more of my own touch. You can head to this post to see my tips on how to decorate your shelves or built ins.

Where is your living room rug from?

Ruggable Hendesi Heriz Abalone

It is from Ruggable. The print is the Hendesi Heriz Abalone. Linking it here.

 

Where are your dining room table and chairs from?

farmhouse dining room

Our table was actually made by a local maker in Glens Falls called Square Nail Rustics. (Linking to their Instagram here)

The chairs are Poly & Bark and I got them on Amazon. They are great with kids and soooo easy to clean! (The Poly & Bark chairs are currently unavailable so I linked one’s that are very similiar here!)

farmhouse stackable bistron chairs

 

How did you paint your fireplace?

DIY whitewashed fireplace

It is whitewashed – white paint, mixed with water! The very first DIY that spurred our passion for DIYs.

Click here to see how we did it.

 

How did you make the large photos of your kids?

This was like the easiest DIY even if you’re not the DIY type! All you need is your phone, a blank wall, and some frames. Showing you how I did it all here!

 

What is that fake ice the boy’s can skate on?

It’s a synthetic ice my parents got them for Christmas. It’s been great for them to practice on! We have it right in our garage.

Linked it here!

Click here to see a little mini home tour with some of your FAQ!

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Tips for teaching your kids about fire safety

Talking to your kids about fire safety

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Don’t wait replace!

 

Teaching your kids about fire safety is an important topic. Did you know smoke alarms don’t last forever? Alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years! Recently we updated our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms  in our home and took it as an opportunity to have a discussion with the kids about what to do in the event there was a fire. We replaced all of our alarms  with First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Not only do they protect your home in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide emergency, but they also eliminate the need for battery replacements and late-night low battery chirps for a decade.

Talking to your kids about fire safety

Here are some of our take away tips for talking to your kids about fire safety:

1.)    Keep it simple – we didn’t want to overwhelm them or make them fearful. We kept things very basic yet factual.

2.)   Talk about smoke alarms – showing kids what a smoke alarm looks like and explaining its function is the perfect place to start. We kept it very simple and also let them listen to what the alarm sounded like so that they would become familiar with it in the event the alarm went off.

talking to your kids about fire safety

3.)   Make a plan – Next, we talked to the kids about what they should do in the event the smoke alarms went off. Make an escape plan and make sure that everyone knows how to get out of each room. It may also be helpful to have a designated meeting place outside, a safe distance from the house,  and be sure the kids know to wait for each other there.

4.)   Make it fun – if you want to keep children’s attention, you have to make it fun. We played a game of Simon Says and included teaching them how to “Stop, Drop & Roll”.

 

Fire safety is an extremely important topic. Talking about it with your family and practicing regularly ensures that your family is prepared in the event of an emergency.

Click here to get your First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm and ensure your home is protected

 

 

Tips for teaching your kids about fire safety