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Home Living : July 14th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2136581i hlnw wk40 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 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S Visit us now to see our Mid Year Packages! www.bunkers.com.a 218 Parramatta Road, Aubur Phone (02) 9648 5949 If your children are struggling to find room to study, why not make more room in their room? Bunkers have the largest range of bunk beds in Australia, which includes a wide variety of space saving solutions for ever growing kids. For a taste of the variety of beds on offer call Bunkers today for a free catalogue. sin king sin double queen bu space sav desks & accesso wardrobes • Large Showroom • Help with your Project • New Homes or Renovations • Quotation to Install • SALE NOW ON! EASTWOOD 58 BALACLAVA ROAD Ph 9874 2500 Fx 9874 1642 CASTLE HILL 1/9 PACKARD AVENUE Ph 9899 2822 Fx 9899 4056 2162109i hln wk42 Quality tiles from $11.00/m2 Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 37 years experience Call Kerry Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2151814i hlw wk44 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!)
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