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Home Living : July 14th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 HOMELIVING Feature the right colours Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Often when you decide to create a feature wall in your home it canbe exciting, yet a little daunting. There are many different thingsto choose from and so many questions to ask, including: --What colour will best suit my decor? --Whatwall will be best suited for this? --Whattype of finish will I paint on it? Let me help you by guiding you through some of these questions asImayhave a few suggestions which you may not have thought about. Which wall do I paint? Feature walls work best on walls without windows. The glare from the light entering through the window will detract from the effect you are trying to achieve, which is basically a ''wow'' factor. You also maywant to avoid painting your new feature on the wall of the doorway to that room, as this wall is going to be behind you as you walk in and will not be noticed. Generally the best walls to paint are windowless and easily seen when walkingpast the room. What effect will a feature wall have on the room? Dark and light colours play a big role in the appearance of the size and orientation of a room. By paintingadark feature wall in a small room you can close the room in and make it appear tiny. Or open upawall by painting the room with darker colours and makinga light-coloured feature wall to make the room appear to stretch out in thatwall's direction. If this is the effect you are after, the contrast between the colours hasto be significant. Just a few shades darker or lighter will not produce a very effective result. Make sure the colours complement your decor. Sometimes it is agood idea to see which colours you can choose from before deciding whattype of finish you want. Go to www.masterpainters.com.au 2027242i hln wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au 9410 3363 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hln wk40 Shedding light on how to save you money Energy-efficient money-saver Vergola is the well-designed, energy-efficient, outdoor roofing system that saves you money by protecting your home from sunlight in summer and capturing it during the cooler months. The Vergola Operable Louvre Roof provides more versatility and functionality to your home by creating a comfortable space that's to be enjoyed all-year-round. To see how the Vergola system could benefit your home, call 1800 802 955 or visit www.vergolansw.com.au CALL 1800 802 955 www.vergolansw.com.au Savings on Shutters on Now! 7 DAY SALE Affordable Class and Style SHUTTERS SAVINGS $$$ internal plantation shutters | aluminium shutters | sunscreen rollers timber venetians | holland blinds roman blinds | motorisation awnings and more... www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 Supply the world's leading shutters Free in house consultants Huge range available Louvolite roller components No subcontractor's used Somfy motorization zb0212n Over 25 years in business gives you experience and expertise » FREE Advice, Measure & Quote » Latest Range of Quality Shutters, Timber Venetians & Roller Blinds BLIND & SHUTTER SOLUTION CENTRES Ph. 9958 8222 1300 13 30 82 www.timbershades.com.au SYDNEY WIDE SERVICE TIMBERSHADES PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2110208i hln wk49 AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXPERIENCED POOL BUILDER • ANY SHAPE, ANY SIZE: GEOMETRIC, FREEFORM, LAP, PLUNGE... • FULL DESIGN SERVICE INCL. COUNCIL COMPLIANCE OR APPROVAL • POOL RENOVATION EXPERTS -- 2007 MBA AWARD WINNER • OVER 19,513 QUALITY BUILDS Appreciate quality? The choice is Crystal 50 Year reputation for quality MASTER POOL DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS BUILDERS Lic.No. 34505 SEE EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555
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