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LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring Performance

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. Read my full disclosure here.

As promised, I am back today talking all about how my new LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot actually performs. I am answering all your questions about how this floor has held up for our family. Spoiler alert! It functions just as well as it looks. They say don’t judge a book by its cover. In this case, the beautiful design is every bit as durable too!

I will be honest, I wish this flooring was in my entire house now. It is just that good. Let me get into the details and you will see why we have fallen in love with this floor. First of all, the carpet in our bedrooms was awful. The pile and color left little to be desired. Anything would have been an upgrade from that carpet. However, we didn’t get just any flooring when we installed the LifeProof Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. I mentioned in my last post that this flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. It is like the Swiss Army knife of flooring. We are prepared for any scenario these floors could face. In the short amount of time we have had the floors, they have seen their fair share of these scenarios. We have three kids that don’t slow down and these floors have kept up beautifully.

We really could have put this flooring everywhere too. This waterproof product can be installed above grade, on grade, or below grade. That is right friends, from bedrooms to bathrooms, this LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Flooring has it covered. I really considered putting it over the tile in our master bathroom too. The planks can actually be installed right over concrete, tile, vinyl, and wood. I still might even put it in the bathroom now. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.

Before from the listing when we bought the house.

After

We have some heavy furniture in our master bedroom and daughter’s room. Those bunk beds are not light. One feature that really sold us on this particular floor is the durability. The multi-layer enhanced construction with fiber-glass in the core produces a strong dent-resistant plank. Although the planks are easy to install, they also resist telegraphing from imperfections in the subfloor. LifeProof really engineered this floor to keep up with any busy household. I am happy to report that even our heavy furniture has not made a scratch or dent on this floor. Cue the hallelujah chorus. 🙂

Before from the listing when we bought the house.

During

After

My kids love to play in our sand playground. Normally sand is a nightmare to clean up. Especially when that sand gets wet. This made in the USA Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring is a lifesaver. From bathtime water to playtime in the sand. The floors clean up like brand new. The best part is that I don’t have to worry about the mess. If the water sits on the floor for a while before I find it, no worries! If the sand gets smashed across the floor, no worries! After all, the planks are scratch-resistant and waterproof. Super easy to clean and maintain.

I know we don’t have any pets but sometimes our favorite dog, Sadie, comes to visit. My kids love when Grandma and Grandpa’s dog gets to stay with us. I have a slightly different enthusiasm on the stay. I love Sadie to pieces but there always seems to be an incident. One stay she decided to use the bathroom all over the house. Another time she had a cyst explode everywhere. You get the reoccurring theme here. Sadie can be messy. Well, Sadie has a hard time messing up our new Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. Her paws can’t scratch these floors and we are prepared to easily clean up any mess she throws at us or the floor.

Whether you have pets, kids, or just a busy life LifeProof  Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank flooring fromThe Home Depot can keep up. I am more than pleasantly surprised by the performance of this floor. Everything we wanted and more for our family. Not only is this flooring beautifully designed but it is durably constructed. They have held up to anything our family can throw their way. Genuinely a “LifeProof” flooring for our active family. The perfect flooring for our imperfect life!

Bunk Bed Ideas

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I have been thinking about a cute bunk bedroom for a while now. My daughter has been begging to share a room with her little sister. I have just been waiting until they were old enough. I am still not sold on the idea just yet.

I decided to start looking into ideas of how to make it work. There are so many cute and fun bunks out there. I also thought about two twin beds. However, in the words of a five year, “that is not as fun.” 🙂

I have found a lot of affordable options and wanted to share some of them with you. I am thinking it will be a twin over a full-size bunk if we decided to go through with the room. She has the cutest flamingo theme going on right now. I am having a hard time deciding if that will stay for the shared room too.

You can click on any of the bed links below to shop some of my finds. I will be sure to keep you updated on what we decided to do!

Bed 1, Bed 2, Bed 3, Bed 4, Bed 5,Bed 6, Bed 7, Bed 8, Bed 9, Bed 10

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Flamingo Art

Curtains

BeddingP

Pendant

Sconce

Vinyl Dots

Rug

Bright Basement Guest Bedroom

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Beddy’s Bed. Read my full disclosure here.

The first room in the basement is finally done! I am so excited to show all the details about this bedroom. I will be revealing more rooms over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along so you don’t miss out on any of the reveals. I am having so much fun designing this new space in our home. I hope it will be some great inspiration for you too!

We wanted to be able to sleep as many people as we could in this basement. I also wanted it to feel bright and airy. A lot of times basements are dark and depressing. I made sure to keep the walls and ceiling light to help accomplish this. You can read all about the finishes and colors in the basement blog post here. I thought about bunk beds but our ceiling height is only eight feet tall in the basement. Trundle beds were the next best thing. Now, I did a lot of sourcing to find a trundle bed that was not a daybed and did not cost a fortune. Did you know that is almost impossible to find? For some reason, trundle beds are almost always a daybed. The affordable ones at least. In all my searching I finally found these beds and I knew they were THE ONES! I am telling you won’t find a better price and style. I am also really surprised about how good the quality is too. I don’t have the trundles put under the bed yet. I am just waiting on two more mattresses to arrive. This room can sleep four people and the trundles will tuck away under the bed when we don’t need them. It is a win-win!

UPDATE: One of the mattresses came and here is a picture with the trundle below.

Ok, let’s get to the good stuff. This bedding is the real item I wanted to talk to you about. I mean can you see all that cuteness? Come on, bring it in and get a closer look. It is BEDDY’S. Please tell me you have Beddy’s in your life by now! I first became addicted ( I don’t say that lightly 🙂 ) to Beddy’s when I got one for my son’s room. I will be honest, I was skeptical at first too. Let me explain what is all about. It is a comforter, fitted sheet, and blanket all in one that ZIPS UP! Yes, my friends, it zips up so anyone can make up the bed. Including my five-year-old. HALLEJULAH! The best part is that the whole piece goes on like a fitted sheet. Do you even know how much time I have wasted in my life making up the bed, putting on each separate piece? Going around and layering on the fitted sheet, the top sheet, the blanket, and blah blah blah. I would dread laundry day with my old bedding because it took foooorrrreeever. Not anymore. I just stick this entire bedding on like a fitted sheet and BAM! Done.

 

The most asked questions I get about Beddy’s is: Does it really work? Is it worth the money? Do you have a discount code? If you could get your child to make their bed up and it actually looked good, wouldn’t you? Yes, it most definitely works. The entire top can also unzip and the inside is Minky fabric. Don’t like Minky? Well, you’re crazy then. However, they also make an all cotton interior for all the crazy people 😉 . There is a comfort panel that extends out just for that extra coverage. The fabric is high quality that retains its integrity and color. I have washed my son’s for over a year now. It still looks brand new! Yes, it is completely worth every penny. I am also so excited because I got you guys a discount! If you have been waiting for a sale to try it out for yourself, then now is the time. You can use code WHITELANE20 for 20% off your entire order. Not just one item but your ENTIRE order. This is the Oh So Boho set with the Khaki Stripes Blanket.  The fabric is a beautiful neutral color that can go with just about any decor. If you go check out their site you will see so many more fun designs to choose from. Did I mention they also have pillows, bed skirts, pajamas, and slippers? They thought of everything and it is all some of the cutest products you will ever see. So, if you want to make your life easier and your bedrooms to look clean, get Beddy’s Zipper Bedding. Really, just try it on one bed and I promise you will want this bedding on every bed you own.

The art between the beds was a fun DIY that I will be sharing in a blog post soon. I actually DIYed all the art for the entire basement for less than $10. I got all the frames from Ikea and will share more about that soon. The nightstand you can find here. I just wanted something small to go between the beds. A place to set a few things if needed. The wall sconces are actually discontinued but I found some very similar here. I also had that black tall can with the handle in my decor closet/secret stash 🙂 . It used to actually be turquoise. I got it from Ikea years ago. I decided to spray paint it matte black for this room. Always shop your house first. A little DIY can go a long way. The ceiling fan is the same one I have upstairs. I love that it is low profile for these low ceilings. The tassel pillows were a great deal I found on Black Friday. I usually don’t do a lot of Black Friday shopping but this year we needed stuff for the basement. I was able to find some amazing deals!

 

I am so happy to have this room finished. I know it will be simple and easy to keep it looking good with Beddy’s. First bedroom down a few more rooms to go. Almost ready for guest. Who’s coming over?