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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 MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: NORTHWEST 31664 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! 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 hlw wk40 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD
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