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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!

LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring

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

I really thought this day would never come. The day when the last of the brown shag carpet is out of my house. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. The bedrooms look so much more spacious and cleaner now that the new flooring is installed. As I was looking at options I came across LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot. There were so many designs and features that made this flooring a no brainer for our family.

Today I want to talk all about the design of this beautiful Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. Can you believe how much better these rooms look? The bright oak design has so many beautiful colors of light grey with hints of beige. It really is the perfect neutral color that pulls cool or warm tones based on the furnishings in your room. I love how the grey lightens everything up but those subtle accents of beige really bring in the warmth that is needed. When I saw the pictures online I knew it would be perfect. I was even more ecstatic when the sample arrived. Yes, you can order samples of all the color options and have them sent to your front door. The Home Depot also has a large variety of samples and displays of the flooring in the store. I wanted this flooring to blend with a variety of colors and styles. Each of our bedrooms is unique and has different decor. Beacon Oak Light was the perfect option that fits right in with each bedroom theme.

Before

After

It almost looks like real wood. To be honest, it almost feels like the real deal too! This LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring has an embossed texture. Not ugly fake-looking stuff either. The textures are just the right amount to give the flooring that natural look. The colors and texture are accented by authentic graining that does not disappoint. The low gloss finish really seals the whole look together for a seamless design.

Before

During

After

I get the look of real wood with none of the upkeep or work that comes with the real stuff. This flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. You don’t get that with real wood! It’s really a win-win in my design book. The width and size of the locking planks make installation easy while also making the flooring look natural. There is no acclimation required with LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring either. As soon as you are ready to install you can get right to work. Did I mention the pre-attached underlayment as well? I am telling you this flooring could not be easier and more beautiful to work with. I don’t know why we waited so long to tackle this project. If you are on the fence, head on over to The Home Depot and look at LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. You can thank me later. 🙂

The flooring just got installed and I couldn’t wait to show you how it turned out. I am very impressed with the look and design. I wanted to share all the details about my first impressions and the aesthetics. I will be back with another blog post all about the performance too. What’s a pretty floor without knowing all the nitty-gritty about how it actually holds up? You won’t want to miss all the details about how our LifeProof flooring functions for our family and more styled shots of the bedrooms. If you have any specific questions you want me to address in that post, leave them in the comments below.

CosmoLiving Bedroom Reveal

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

I have been eagerly waiting to update our bedroom since we moved into this house. We have had the same dresser for seven years. I updated the knobs a few years ago. It was just time to pass the dresser on to my daughter. This master bedroom also is a lot bigger and needed a few more pieces to fill the room. I was beyond thrilled to be able to work with CosmoLiving on this project.

A before picture of the bedroom when we bought the house.

CosmoLiving is the new home line by THE Cosmopolitan. Have you heard of that major magazine? Yeah, kind of a big deal. Guess what? The CosmoLiving home line is also a big deal. Think chic and modern with a touch of feminine. Golds, velvets, blush, and all the trendy furniture pieces and accents you will love.

I was drooling over every piece. When I saw the Westerleigh 6 Drawer Double Dresser, I knew it was meant for my bedroom. The white and gold details are just perfection. Look at those cute gold dipped legs? I can’t even handle it. 🙂 The lamp is also a favorite with its beautiful marble color. The gold accent detail is the perfect pop. CosmoLiving really put thought into all the little details. I am so impressed.

I have been eyeing one of these round Marble and Wood Sculptures. It’s just so versatile and a great staple in styling. The sculpture is classy and modern while adding a fun artistic element. An affordable statement piece that really is beautiful. The wood and marble combo is hard not to love.

Who needs a bench when you can have the whole sofa? Go big or go home people. This elegant velvet goodness is just what the end of my bed needed. Where do I even start with this Neptune Chesterfield Sofa? The tufting in this beautiful gray velvet is nothing short of glam. Again, the gold dipped legs just get me every time. I have all the heart eyes. The hardest decision with this sofa is picking a color. This sofa also comes in the most stunning green color that will make any room sing.

My bedroom finally feels like home (minus the carpet that will change soon). Thanks to CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan. The line is fun, fearless, and fabulous. From furniture to accents, every piece is thoughtfully curated to give you that classy, glam look at an affordable cost.

Hunter Fan Company

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Hunter Fan Co. Read my full disclosure here.

There are two things Mr. Whitelane requires in a house. A fan in the master bedroom and a fan in the living room. I guess it’s a guy thing? He really can’t sleep at night unless he has a ceiling fan circulating the air. Mr. Whitelane also loves to have a fan in the living room to circulate air as well. I swear he would have one in the kitchen too if I didn’t care. Luckily our new house had a ceiling fan in both of the mandatory places. However, both of the fans were builder basic, drab, and not very stylish. You can see what I mean in the picture below.

I knew those fans had to be swapped out and where to find new ones. We had a few Hunter fans in our previous home and I just loved them. Hunter Fan Company is one of my favorite sources for ceiling fans. I am telling you they put style and function into one of the best fans you will use. I was browsing itsaHunter.com and I found so many fans I wanted. There really is a ceiling fan for just about any style or room design you can think of. In fact, I am now wanting to put a fan in all the kid’s bedrooms as well.

The Dempsey was so great in our last house that I decided to use it again for our living room. I wanted to take it up a level and go with the low profile Dempsey this time. We only have nine-foot ceilings and it fits perfectly in this room. By the way, it has a remote and the light is dimmable! We have a baby and I love being able to dim the light when it is getting close to bedtime. Also, Mr. Whitelane is on cloud nine walking around with the remote to control the fan. He loves how easy and convenient that feature has been.

The master bedroom got its own little piece of ceiling jewelry with the Symphony. The simple modern lines were calling my name as soon as I saw it. I wanted something that blended in with the aesthetic of the room and didn’t look like a heavy piece of equipment hanging from the ceiling. The advocate met all my criteria and it is a Wi-Fi enabled smart fan. That’s all I had to say to Mr.Whitelane and he was sold.

The Symphony is part of Hunter’s line of SimpleConnect smart fans that is so easy to use. It even pairs with our Alexa device. I love laying in bed and controlling the fan and light from an app on my phone. It has saved me many trips to the light switch. The Symphony also comes with a remote. It is so convenient to have access to control the fan right from my phone or the remote.

 

Both ceiling fans have been so much quieter too. The previous builder basic fan made quite a bit of noise and drew a lot of the wrong kind of attention. 🙂 Mr. Whitelane proudly tells people #itsahunter when they ask about our new ceiling fans now. I can’t help but laugh. At least he has his two requirements for this house. Hunter has made ceiling fans a stylish feature that leaves me wanting one of their fun designs in every room. Don’t even get me started on how cute their outdoor line is. Mr. Whitelane may be getting more of what he likes in every single room!

Master Bedroom Plan

Today I am giving you a sneak peek into the master bedroom at the new house. I thought it would be fun to show you some of the plans we have for the space. There is a short list and a long-term list for this room as well as the rest of the house. To be honest, I am not sure this room is even on the shortlist. 🙂 I will probably start on the main floor and work my way up with projects. Nonetheless, I am sharing our big and small plans for our master bedroom.

The main thing I love about our bedroom is the size and natural light. Look at all those windows! Well, they are great for photographing but not so much for sleeping. Definitely going to need some blackout curtains. All the natural light flowing in makes this room feel bright, big, and open. It also helps that the size of the room is pretty large to start with. In fact, I believe it is the largest master we have ever had in our marriage. A ton of space to work with.

All these photos of the bedroom are from the previous owners with their furniture. Bear with me on my doodles and preliminary design ideas. They are very rough and just a fun doodle to give you the gist. I know, I know….I should have been an artist. 🙂 The shortlist for this room begins with easy updates. I will be swapping out the fan for a lower profile fixture that is neutral and fits my color scheme. Next, I will get my large tufted bed centered between those two small windows. Beneath the windows, I will be putting large nightstands that fit the width of the wall better. All the windows will be getting curtain rods and curtains. Then a large area rug will go beneath the bed and extend out under a large bench at the foot of the bed. I am also thinking a large full-length mirror leaned against the wall by the door. The other wall not shown in the pictures will have a dresser. That same wall has the entrance to the master bathroom.

The long list includes getting rid of this carpet. Someday I would like to replace it all with a luxury vinyl plank flooring (way down the road). Carpet and kids just don’t mix at my house. I would also love to swap out the blind for shutters or custom roller shades. Finally, fill all those walls with a lot of trim work.

Most of the changes are cosmetic and easy. Once the short list items are finished, I think that will have the biggest impact. Furniture and lighting can have a huge effect on a room. Lucky me, the walls are already white! Can’t wait to show you more soon.

 

 

Summer…

I feel like the last two weeks of school are chaos. Every single activity you can think of is jam-packed into the last two weeks of school. WHY!? I guess you have to go out with a bang, right? Well, we are surviving and school is almost out! Somehow, I think that is when the real chaos will begins. 🙂

Amongst all the programs, dances, competitions, soccer games, and performances, the nursery is almost done. I have the full reveal coming up July 10th. I know it is a little bit of a wait BUT it is for a good reason. I am teaming up with some other cute blogger moms to bring you a handful of nursery reveals. That is right, baby room mania for your viewing pleasure. Get ready for some of the cutest rooms you have ever seen!

While you wait for all the baby cuteness, you can check out the Joyful Summer Home Tour starting May 31st. Myself along with eight other bloggers are letting you inside our homes to see our summer style.  You don’t want to miss this!

In the meantime (like there is any left), Mr. Whitelane and I have been designing our yard (phase 1) and finishing up a few projects. We got the hallway shiplap finished and decided not to stop there. We kept going in our master bedroom. We got a whopping two boards up before the landscape planning took over. Who knows? Maybe I am starting a new trend. The barely started, unfinished, shiplap wall look. It’s going to be a thing….you just wait and see. 🙂   I will have a full tutorial up about both shiplap walls soon. I just have to finish our master bedroom first. I also have a secret about my new favorite place to buy shiplap. It is so affordable and looks amazing!

Hopefully your last weeks before summer are not as crazy town as ours. I am so ready for the summer to be here. Off to another end of school activity, I go….