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Home Living : August 9th 2011
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 HOMELIVING Making the roof a hit JANITA SINGH Colour in ... Shale grey roof (top) and deep ocean. The roof is one of the largest fixed elements of a home and deciding its colour can be a challenging process. The profile and pitch of the roof, as well as the location of the house, should be considered. The roof style also affects the general impression of a home. A steep, gabled roof for example will have more aesthetic domin- ance than a skillion roof. BlueScope Steel colour consultant Janne Petrie says it is important to ensure the colour does not work against the building. ''Where the roof is a dominant feature of the home it is important to ensure the colour does not overshadow the entire aesthetic of the building, so it's best to opt for a mid-tone colour,'' she said. The second consideration is the home's surroundings. If it is in a rural area surrounded by bush or green landscape then muted tones are the best choices. For homes in a coastal environment, it's best to capture the seaside ambience. For inner city areas where heritage buildings are the norm, more traditional roof colours are required. Andifthehomeisina modern suburban area a more striking roof colour may be the best option. Once the colour has been chosen, to ensure it works effectively with the rest of the home, repeat the same colour in smaller amounts in up to three locations, such as the mailbox, garden shed or fence. By triangulating the colour, particularly at the front of the property, it will give the house a balanced feel. Details: call 1800 022 999 or visit www.colorbond.com FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Up to 30% off Winter SALE! Discounts vary across our full range 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. While stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. FREE quotes ALL suburbs X34431 WINTER PRICES MELT! • VERTICALS • ROMANS • VENETIANS • ROLLERS • TIMBERS • PLEATEDS • PANELS • SHEER ELEGANCE 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale email@example.com supershades.com.au Free All suburbs in home consultation off and all Venetian Blinds Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer. 10% 40% And take Honey Comb Shades off Super Sale Essential Roller Blinds HURRY These prices won t last! &ACTORY DIRECT TO YOU m!S SEEN IN (OME "EAUTIFULn COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com "!337//$ M 2154731 19/7 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c
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