Katie Barton

Cleaning and Decluttering: Katie Barton

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Katie Barton lives with her husband and three daughters in an old log cabin in southern Ohio. She’s always been interested in home improvement and flipped her first house at the age of 23, doing all of the work herself.

She now focuses her time on fixing up her 1800’s style log cabin. Some of her favorite projects include DIY concrete countertops and creating unique accent walls.

She thinks cleaning is fun and is quick to volunteer to help friends and family members with all of their decluttering projects. She runs the blog Cabin Lane where she talks about cleaning, organizing, and cabin life.

You can also find Katie on Pinterest or Email: katie@householdadvice.net

She was recently featured as a top cleaning expert on the real estate site Redfin.

Latest Articles by Katie:

can you use bona hardwood floor cleaner on laminate

Can You Use Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner on Laminate?

If you want a safe and effective laminate floor cleaner, Bona is a great option. Bona Hardwood floor cleaner is PH neutral, so it’s safe for all floor types. It will gently clean your floors without leaving any sticky residue behind and won’t damage your laminate flooring. Here’s how to … Read more

can hardwood floors be a different color than the stairs

Can Hardwood Floors Be a Different Color Than the Stairs?

Hardwoods with coordinating stairs are an effortless look. Matching the two is the best route to ensure a seamless transition. But what happens when you can’t match the stair color to your hardwoods or vice versa? Fortunately, you can use a completely different color. Your stairs and hardwood floors don’t … Read more

can you use different wood floors on different levels

Can You Use Different Wood Floors on Different Levels?

If you’re getting ready to purchase wood floors for one level of your home but already have hardwoods on the other, you’re probably wondering if they should match. The good news is that you don’t have to use the same flooring on all levels. And if you’ll be using different … Read more

4 most popular trex deck colors

4 Most Popular Trex Deck Colors

If you’re getting ready for a deck remodel, chances are you’ve considered Trex. Trex is low-maintenance composite decking that looks like wood but is scratch, rot, termite and fade resistant. Trex has 22 decking material colors – but not all colors are available on all lines.  The four most popular … Read more

dark wood floors with honey oak trim

Dark Wood Floors with Honey Oak Trim: Will it Look Right?

My home decor motto is if you like it, do it.  But sometimes, it’s hard to know if you’ll like something before doing it, especially when it comes to wood combos like dark wood floors and honey oak trim. While honey oak trim was prominent in the 90s, it’s now … Read more

how to use different wood floors in adjoining rooms

How to Use Different Wood Floors in Adjoining Rooms

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably had someone tell you to run the same hardwood floors throughout your entire house. And while there are some benefits – like creating a flow and making a small space look bigger, matching your hardwood floors isn’t necessary. You can use two different hardwoods … Read more

honey oak cabinets with grey wood floors

Honey Oak Cabinets with Grey Wood Floors: How to Make it Work

If you already have honey oak cabinets but want grey wood floors, you might be worried the two types of wood won’t match. And that’s understandable because this look is hit or miss – when done right, it looks phenomenal. When done wrong, it clashes. To coordinate your honey oak … Read more

how to remove murphys oil soap from hardwood floors

How to Remove Murphy’s Oil Soap from Hardwood Floors

If you’ve mopped your floors with Murphy’s Oil soap and have a hazy residue left behind, you’re probably wondering how to get it off. Luckily, it’s not too difficult. You can remove a Murphy’s Oil Soap residue by cleaning your floors with water and a microfiber cloth. If that doesn’t … Read more

matte vs satin finish on hardwood floors

Matte vs. Satin Finish on Hardwood Floors

Choosing a stain color is a pretty big deal when refinishing hardwood floors. Because, after all, you don’t want to pick something that you grow tired of in a year. But just like stain color, you also need to consider the finish of your floors. While there are many finishes … Read more

matching hardwood floors

Matching Hardwood Floors (New and Existing)

If you live in a house built before the 1960s, chances are, you have at least some hardwood floors in your main living spaces. And now you’re ready to extend those hardwoods into other areas of your home. So, how do you match new hardwoods to your existing floors? The … Read more