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Home Living : August 21st 2012
A COAT OF FRESHNESS EASY SPRING MAKEOVER Janita Singh Details: colourconsult.com.au or dulux.com.au A new coat of paint is an easy, yet effective, way to give your home a fresh look. THE DETAILS Now that you have the perfect colour scheme, it's time to get down to the details: Decide how much of the house you'll eventually paint in each colour. Measure the number of square metres to be covered. For the ceiling, measure the room length and multiply by the width. For walls, measure the length around the room (perimeter) and multiply by the height of the walls. Decide if the room needs extra coats of paint. As a general guide, it takes two litres for an average ceiling and four litres for the walls in an average-sized bedroom if applying two coats. Many paint companies also offer easy-to-use online paint calculators. HOME DECORATION AFTER a long winter, we instinctively want to em- brace the change of season by refreshing and revitalis- ing our surroundings. When it comes to spring home makeovers, you need not embark on a big project to freshen up. A coat of paint can do the job. For most homeowners, spring is generally con- sidered painting season. Dulux Colour expert Bree Leech says new-season paints are about vibrancy -- the rich hues of yellow- greens, purples and blues will rejuvenate a home and make it ready for summer. The colour of your walls is the foundation of your makeover so get it right. Start by sourcing inspi- ration from magazines and online photo galleries. Acknowledge furnishings that you want to incor- porate after the makeover. Once you have an idea of the look you want, exper- iment with colour chips and sample pots to see how it looks combined with light- ing and decor. When choosing between whites, get a true reading of the tone by holding a grey paint swatch next to it. Inside FATHERS IN FOR TREAT SPRING TO THE TABLE GLORIOUS GARDENS • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road, Cammeray Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 9908 5503 2220426 26/6 WARDROBES *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: NORTH 31663 30 Years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs 60% OFF * UP TO SPRING CLEARANCE SALE! VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM opposite Greengate Hotel Killara Phone 9880 2885 Display 684 Pacific Hwy, Killara 2071 | www.totalbathrooms.com.au 2232939 20/09 www.ezycarefencing.com.au E: email@example.com Call Now 9999 3773 2105054 7/8 EZYCARE FENCING QUALITY LOW MAINTENANCE ALUMINIUM FENCING, GATES AND PRIVACY SCREENS N Pool Fencing N Glass & Tube N Decorative Fencing N Gates N Verandah Balustrades N Picket Fencing N Slat Fencing N Privacy Screens N Wood/Std Colours N No Oiling/Painting N PVC Rural Fencing N ARC Style Fencing
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