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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. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org HAND WOVEN Jute magazine basket, $70, The Dharma Door, 0423 730 273, LIGHT WHITE Powder-coated steel handle magazine rack by Kain Lucas, $139, Form.Function.Style, (03) 9510 5079, formfunctionstyle.com.au SNAPPY DRESSER Tan leather magazine holder, $340, OneWorld Collection, 4340 0122, oneworldcollection.com.au . - Built in Wardrobes - Shower Screens - Vanity Mirrors - Glass Splashbacks 4647 2344 30 Bluett Drive, Smeaton Grange, NSW 2567 www.stylishwardrobes.com.au Fax: (02) 4647 2355 ABN: 93 120 738 383 Business Est. for more than 22 Yrs *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: SOUTH 31665 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! Is mould & mildew taking over? DON'T RE-TILE REGROUT Licence No 11701 • Regrout any tiled area • Stop Leaking Showers • Recolour Reseal Grout • SIlicone & Tile Repairs • Shower Screens • All work guaranteed FREE QUOTES 9822 1872 email@example.com www.tileregrouting.com.au 2167997i 1/3 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST
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