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Kitchen ........................................8 Cabinetry tips

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EASTER WEEKEND PROJECTS Easter – the weekend of chocolate, family and fun. It also means you have four consecutive days to knock over those odd jobs that are piling up. The weather is cooler, everyone’s home, and there’s no better time to tackle those DIY projects. Here are five suggestions to keep you busy.

Organise your office space Cleaning and organising the home office may seem like a dreaded and time-consuming task, but the initial effort you put into the project will return two-fold in productivity and creativity when it comes to work. Here are our tips for designing the ideal space: 1. Purge – You read that right – start with a big clean. Shred or recycle old paper work, books and documents that are no longer needed. 2. Clean – There is nothing like a good dust to make you feel good about a space. 3. Purpose – Think about who will use the office. Is it for a home business, or will the kids access the space too? This will give you direction when it comes to planning and fitting out the space. 4. Colour – The days of dull grey and white offices are gone. Inject a little personality with a splash of paint. 5. Style – This is the fun part. Choose furniture and accents that are practical, but that you also love. You want to create a welcoming room that encourages productivity.

Clean out the closet A contemporary walk-in-closet is a great addition to any home. Devote some time to updating and improving the functionality of your closet. Head to your local hardware store and purchase wire racks or shelving. It’s easy to install and will create more storage space. Shoe racks are also a great idea, as are storage wicker baskets. 6 My Renovation | April 2019

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Measure up Before heading to the professionals be sure to measure up the kitchen space so that they can calculate costings. Even if it is just a rough estimate, it will help with budget planning.

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ne thing I have learned from renovating is that no matter how hard you look and plan you almost always will hit a curve ball. Something unforeseen usually crops up and it is worthwhile trying to anticipate all of the possible unforeseen setbacks before you set your budget for the job ahead. The list below might help you uncover any nasty surprises lurking in your upcoming reno project. Council approval – Remember any changes requiring approvals will mean that any existing build, even if it is not being renovated, needs to meet the updated building code. This can add massive costs to your renovation. Asbestos – If the home you are renovating is more than 20 years old then there is a good chance it will have asbestos somewhere in the walls, floors,

ducting or roof. Before setting your budget and starting a reno you need to have a qualified asbestos removal company test and quote for the legal removal of asbestos materials. The product is considered safe until it is cut and turned into a powder substance. Foundations – Some homes just aren’t built on solid foundations, which can be identified by subtle cracks in walls or floors. Sticky doors and windows can mean poor water run off. This in turn affects pooling and mould. Have an engineer check the existing foundations prior to commencing as the cost to repair this can be huge. Termite or mould damage – Have an inspection before renovating to ascertain if there is any past termite or mould damage in the structure of the home that should be repaired. Old homes weren’t required to have termite

pits installed so activity was more likely. Old homes can sometimes smell musty because of leaks in old pipes or in the roof where mould has formed over time. Electrical wiring – This is one of those areas that will need to be brought up to code throughout the entire home, so speak to a sparkie before setting your budget to understand what will be required. Plumbing – Chasing pipes can take costly digging, and concrete cutting, to find. Think twice about changing the plumbing in your renovation project as it inevitably will require expensive re-plumbing. Also be prepared to uncover leaks in old pipes that might need to be replaced. Many an old bathroom has been removed hoping for a quick install of a new shower, only to discover rotting floorboards or

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foundations under the old shower pan from slow leaks over time Replacing cabinetry – If removing and replacing existing cabinetry be prepared to re-sheet, and possibly tile, behind. Skipping this step can cause problems down the track. This can create big headaches when doing minor renovations as matching tiling space to a new vanity can be difficult. Lead paint – If your property was built in the 1980s be prepared that there could possibly be lead in the existing paint. This can be harmful once sanded, or even if it is peeling. Be prepared to spend a little extra money to ensure that any removal is done professionally. It’s also important to remember that children and pets should not be on the premises when this happens. Bad reno work – When renovating you often inherit problems from previous renovation jobs. In a recent

project, we simply had to lift the pavers to lay turf. Unfortunately, under these pavers we discovered old cement paths and concrete patches that needed to be cut and dug out. This added thousands to the cost of the job. If you suspect your home renovation project might face one of these issues, be prepared to allocate more to your contingency budget. About 30 per cent should cover it. Keep in mind that rectifying these hidden issues not only takes money, but also time. Be prepared to have to stop work to resolve any issues. Ignoring issues that arise might seem like an easy way to save time and money, but it will come back to haunt you. Cutting corners usually leads to increased maintenance down the track. My advice? Go into your reno half expecting something to go wrong and be prepared to tackle any issues.

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DIY //

GET CREATIVE Get your kids to enjoy the outdoors by creating a space in the backyard for them to play and explore. Cubby houses have been a staple item in many Australian homes over generations. However, with being constantly exposed to the elements, many are neglected, run-down and long-forgotten, as well as devoid of colour and character. Dulux Colour Expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says injecting some personality into your cubby house is a fun process. “Choosing the right colours doesn’t have to be hard – create some punchy and fun schemes that will complement the look and feel of your yard and let your kids have a say – after all, the cubby’s colours must excite and ignite their passion to play in the space,” she says. Whether you are painting a multi-storey cubby, or a quaint one room with a window, the right colours and accessories will turn your run-of-themill cubby into a kid’s outdoor retreat. Here are Dulux’s tips.

Colours used include Dulux Weathershield Lemon Delicious and Sno Season, plus Dulux Aquanamel Lexicon Quarter

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CUBBY HOUSE 1. Gather your painting supplies – Dulux Weathershield in your chosen colours, drop sheet, high quality synthetic brush for cutting in, medium nap roller, roller tray, 400 grit sandpaper, painter’s tape, old cloths.

ACCESSORISE Once your project is complete, get the kids involved in planning the final touches. Do you want to hang bunting or install a cute mailbox or sign? Furniture is also a great idea.

2. Ensure the surface has been properly prepared prior to starting to paint. Follow the label on the can for more information. 3. Start painting by cutting in around the edges and hard to reach areas using Dulux Weathershield. 4. For best results, begin at the top and work your way down. Paint the underside of your boards then the face. Use long strokes in horizontal motions from one side to the other. As a tip – never stop halfway along the board and return to it later or you’ll create an overlapping of paint which is difficult to correct. Allow to dry for two hours. 5. Give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat steps four for a second coat. If painting bare timber, a third coat will need to be applied.

PICNIC TABLE 1. After sanding down the surface, apply one coat of Dulux 1Step Prep. 2. Start painting by cutting in around the edges of the furniture piece using Dulux Aquanamel. 3. Apply paint to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes. 4. While the paint is still wet, smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes and without reloading the brush – a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface. 5. Use a roller to paint in the middle section, if required.

“This is the perfect project to get the kids involved with. They will have a blast, plus it gives them ownership of their cubby house”

6. Allow to dry for two hours then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat steps four and five for a second coat.

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EXPERT ADVICE //

INTERNAL WINDOW COVERINGS Twin Waters resident Sue says, “Two years ago I did a reno of my kitchen. It included a stone benchtop that is quite colourful, with black appliances. It looks sleek and modern. The walls are a soft cream colour. I have three windows in the kitchen area. Currently, cream venetians are covering the windows and they look dated against the modern kitchen. I’m not sure what window covering or colour choice would be best to marry up the entire area so that it looks modern.”

Cassandra Fenaughty is a landscape architect with more than 20 years’ experience. She’s the founder and owner of an innovative new renovation design consultancy, creating photo-real renovation concepts for clients looking to visualise their dream renovation before it begins. For more visit cassandrafenaughty.com.

CASSANDRA SAYS: Cream is a colour many renovators are challenged with as it has been such a popular tone for many years. I recommend painting the walls in your kitchen a fresh white to complement your new cabinetry. A great white tone

that doesn’t throw any pink or blue hues is Dulux Lexicon Quarter. Finding the right window coverings in a kitchen area can be tricky. Curtains and fabrics used in kitchens are generally not advisable for fire safety and they will also collect oil residue from cooking. It’s worth considering if you really need window coverings in this room at all. If you don’t need privacy or protection from the sun perhaps you can remove them completely. If you need window coverings for privacy or sun protection you may want to consider these choices: External blinds: External blinds

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Roller blinds

“Finding the right window coverings in a kitchen area can be tricky.” don’t have to be old fashioned. Bold stripes or on-trend solid colours can complement the external facade of a home, and also be functional. Black and white striped external awning blinds are really making a comeback this season. Plantation style shutters: Shutters can be installed both externally or internally to windows. They also come in a variety

of materials that vary in cost, quality and longevity. If installed internally they can usually be wiped down easily with a wet cloth, which is important in a kitchen area. Internal blinds: Roller blinds and Roman blinds are also used in kitchens but are harder to keep clean. They also pose a fire risk. If you decide to choose one of these options make sure you select a product that has a fabric with a coating that is easy to clean, mould resistant and preferably a low fire danger, possibly with a fire-retardant treatment. You will need to look at complimentary colours for the window coverings, depending on if you choose external or internal treatments. White is best for plantation shutters. You could choose white or grey tones for roller blinds. This will match most colour schemes, especially if your kitchen is already colourful. An external blind should complement the external colour scheme of your home. Thanks again Sue and best of luck!

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EASTER STYLING This holiday conjures up thoughts of pastel decorations, fresh flowers and cute bunnies. Why not turn your home into a festive Easter wonderland? The kids will love it, and your guests will be impressed.

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DIY PROJECT Get the kids involved in a fun Easter project. Not only is this pencil vase practical and fun, but it injects a little personality into your holiday table setting.

PRODUCT ALERT Styling your dining table for your Easter event not only looks great, but it’s a fun project. Choose a colour and theme and go from there. We love soft blues, buttercream and pale yellow hues. The Dampier bowl in duck egg blue is perfect for the occasion. It is made from tin and glazed in lead-free powder=coated enamel. It’s from Provincial Home Living at Sunshine Coast Home.

THE DECORATIONS Featuring cute splatter detail, the Mercer + Reid Easter Speckle Eggs are the ideal decoration for your home this Easter. The pack comes with four white and four mintcoloured eggs. Visit Adairs, Sunshine Coast Home in Maroochydore.

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STYLE TO SUIT Interior design trends are seasonal and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. This is why it’s important to inject your own personality into your home. Whether that style is quirky or classy, be authentic and stick to what yyou love.

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My Renovation Issue 86 April 2019  

Renovation ideas and more

My Renovation Issue 86 April 2019  

Renovation ideas and more