Landing Renovation: Karen from The White Approach

If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. That's exactly why we’re proud to share this stunning transformation, thanks to Karen from popular interiors blog, The White Approach. We spoke to Karen about her ideas for her landing renovation, and the difference it has made to her home.

Where did you draw inspiration from when looking for ideas for your landing makeover?

"Inspiration for my hallway makeover comes from my love of interiors and my existing home style.  As a homes and interiors blogger I watch trends and incorporate aspects I feel will suit my home style.  Plants are currently a big trend and I recently discovered I could keep them without killing them off! So decided to include them in the hallway makeover."

What made you decide to renovate?

"I decided to renovate the hallway because living in a home with four men, there is an awful lot of footfall.  We had a carpet down which was looking very sorry for itself despite my attempts to keep it clean. The wooden flooring I chose from Direct Wood Flooring was not only beautiful, but very hard-wearing."

Did you fit the flooring yourself?

"My amazing husband fitted the flooring. He is inspirational in his ability to turn his hand to all of the jobs around the house I ask him to do."

What made you choose engineered wood for your flooring?

"I chose engineered wood flooring because it was both beautiful and hard-wearing. It is also amazing value for money for the quality."

How did you find the floor to fit?

"From where I was standing it looked pretty straightforward to fit the flooring. My husband is a perfectionist, but I know the fact that there were FIVE doorways to fit into might test the patience of a saint!"

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Are you pleased with the end result?

"I am over the moon with the end result. I am hoping we can lay the engineered wood flooring in our bedroom and the twins’ room in the near future. It is a real pleasure to go up the stairs these days. It’s so easy to keep clean, has not marked despite the constant people traffic and is beautiful to look at."


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Would you recommend this flooring and a DIY installation to your friends?

"I would absolutely recommend this flooring and Direct Wood Flooring to my friends and yes, DIY installation saves an absolute fortune.  I am very lucky I have such a talented husband, although the engineered wood click floorboards are very straightforward to lay."

There are many benefits to engineered wood flooring that make it so popular in high-traffic areas such as Karen’s landing. High durability, plus the ability to sand and re-finish if required, means it has outstanding longevity. Meaning Karen’s landing stays looking beautiful for longer!

You can read more about the renovation on Karen’s blog, The White Approach. The project was covered in two posts: laying the engineered flooring, and the final results.

We offer up to four free samples if you’d like to shop our range of engineered wood flooring. Simply order online, call 03308 088777 or email [email protected].