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DIY Influencer Jasmine Gurney shares her Karndean easy fit journey

Posted on the 31/05/2020 by Jasmine Gurney

Some of us will know the sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes with completing a DIY project at home. It’s sort of the same feeling you get after a good workout. As savvy DIYers look to get items ticked off their ‘to do’ lists and update their spaces in an instant, we are delighted to welcome our guest blogger this month, DIY enthusiast Jasmine Gurney, who shares her latest living room makeover featuring our easy fit Karndean LooseLay collection.

“Hi, I’m Jasmine, a home DIYer from Bedfordshire, documenting my journey over on Instagram as @_ohabode.

My love for DIY started when I was quite young while helping my granddad cement a car port and building a lean-to on my grandparents’ house. I loved it so much that I decided to start studying woodwork and design technology at school which taught me how to use all sort of tools and work with different materials. It wasn't really until I bought my first house in 2018 that I really started developing and utilising my DIY skills.

I've always loved trying to do things myself to save a bit of money or to just challenge my abilities. This time last year, I could wire in a light fitting, put up shelves and wallpaper, and that was pretty much it, but now I'm building bespoke furniture for my house, laying floors and constructing my own decking!

From transforming areas of my home such as my kitchen, en-suite bathroom and building a bespoke decked area in my back garden, I decided to turn my attention to the flooring in my living room.

I did a lot of research on the different types of luxury vinyl flooring and found Karndean’s easy to fit DIY collection. I absolutely fell in love with the Karndean LooseLay collection and being able to lay it myself in a herringbone design. It’s quick to install over an existing smooth subfloor, comfortable underfoot and looks just like real wood.


Above image features LLP95 Ashland

Having ordered a variety of samples, the design Ashland really stood out. It looks beautiful and it complemented the existing wood-effect flooring we had previously chosen for the rest of our downstairs area perfectly. Pearl Oak and Country Oak were also great contenders, but the subtle grain of [Ashland] better suited the Scandi vibe I was looking to achieve in my lounge. It also made the existing elements of copper, greys and bare pine wood in the room standout. With sleek lines and black accents, prints and lots of plants, I wanted to create a calm and relaxing sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Since joining Instagram I've totally fallen in love with Scandinavian interiors. The neutral, greys and white palette, the bare wood and pops of metallic accents really felt like a tranquil, clean space I can sit and relax in after a long day. The new floor has completely transformed the space and I can't wait to add some finishing accessories to bring the whole room together. It’s amazing to see what can be achieved by simply updating your floor.”

A big thank you to Jasmine for sharing her latest DIY journey with us. If you’d like to follow Jasmine’s journey and see her latest ‘how to install Karndean LooseLay’ IGTV, you can do so at @_ohabode.