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26 Cover story .............................6 Flooring choices for all projects
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FANTASTIC FLOORING What is a room without flooring? It is, after all, one of the main structural and design components of any space. From carpet to concrete, the types of product available on the market are endless. My Renovation takes a look at some of the options.
POSITIVES • Easy to clean • Resistant to damage • Long-lasting • Versatile – suits many interior design styles. NEGATIVES • Temperature – it is a cold surface, which can be uncomfortable during winter • Lack of comfort – it is hard under the feet. However, this can be improved by adding floor rugs. • If not correctly sealed, concrete can become susceptible to moisture.
A polished finish The modern, industrial-style look of polished concrete is popping up more regularly in home renovation projects. It is a pricey investment, but the result is stunning. Here, we break down the positives and negatives of concrete flooring.
Tiles Designing with tiles is like creating a work of art. You need to consider size, shape, colour, texture and pattern, and incorporate it seamlessly into the home. The experts from Choices Flooring say that ceramic and porcelain tiles still tend to be the most popular products due to their hardwearing nature. They are stain proof and easy to clean.
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Making the right choice Selecting carpet is not as easy as you might initially think. In addition to choosing the right colour and style, you need to consider wear and tear. Here are the three main types of carpet to consider.
Loop: This type of carpet is made from loops of material. Level-loop pile is easy to clean and hard wearing. Multi-level loop is used to create modern patterns. Cut pile: These are your luxuriously soft-look carpets. They are made by cutting the yarn loops. Cut and loop: This is a combination of the two types and is made up of mostly cut pile with lines or patterns of loop pile. It is great for family homes as it better disguises marks, wear and tear.
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Put it away! In homes where built-in wardrobes have not been included, storage can become a real issue in the bedrooms. Whether you wish to transform the wardrobe into a real bedroom statement piece or blend it seamlessly into the surrounds, there are so many options over and above the traditional wardrobe that you can consider. Choosing neutral or wooden wardrobes will ensure this piece of furniture will slot easily into any design. Alternatively, you can be bold. Here are some tips you can consider before settling on the usual storage options.
Mirrored doors While adding a wardrobe to your bedroom will encroach on the available floor space, using mirrored doors will give the appearance of even more room.
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Fun for the kids Have a little fun with the kids’ bedrooms and incorporate a wardrobe they can actually use themselves. We love this Housey open wardrobe from Domayne. It has a contemporary cool feel and a functional build that allows for storage of clothes and accessories.
Think outside the square If you want to avoid the bulk of one large wardrobe, consider a couple of stylish dressers or tallboys instead. The Brandon dresser from Harvey Norman is a prime example of how fashion can meet function in the bedroom. Go retro There is something satisfying about repurposing materials. This modern bedroom design has been given an added dimension with the use of old-school lockers for wardrobes. Set your creativity free.
Make it a feature If you have to give up some space in your bedroom for storage, you might as well make sure it is something that is worth looking at. Choosing doors with eye-catching designs or colours that tie in with the room’s colour palette will make it much more than just a piece of furniture.
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LET IT SHINE One of the most important factors in any room design is the lighting. It’s important to take the time to consider the right style, colour and voltage of the lights in a space. Here, we explore our favourite lamps, shades and pendants.
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Style: Vintage Chandeliers have had a resurgence in interior design. They make ideal feature pieces for the staircase, above the dining table or in the bedroom. The Vintage Crystal Chandelier from Domayne mixes old-world glamour with contemporary chrome.
Accent This type of lighting is also known as feature lighting. It focuses on a particular area or object such as a piece of furniture or artwork. It looks great outside in gardens to highlight a beautiful plant, water feature or sculpture.
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not a reason to be allowed to build in front of the building setback line and for this or any other aspect of the renovation that might impede on the code you need to apply for a council relaxation to the law. Applying for a relaxation does come with application and design costs but it can make a big difference to the final design of your renovation and might allow you to reduce this six metres to three metres, gaining you extra living space if you can’t work within the confines of the existing setback. Other less known aspects of renovations that require approval are undertaking any earthworks including importing clean fill to a property depending on its zoning, size and flood mapping as well as removing plants or a tree from your property. Seasoned developer Andrew Cochrane also warns that the building code is always being updated and any
previous renovations on a property will most likely have been built to a superseded code, so if you undertake a new renovation, the entire building may need to be brought up to code. This is very important to note as aspects of your home that you were not planning to change may need to be changed, and this can throw out your budget. Before you finalise your renovation plans make sure you are aware of what other elements of your home may need to be brought up to code. Clearly, it is vital to understand when undertaking a renovation – whether to turn a quick profit or to create your forever home – that your work will be subjected to a building code, which has the potential to drastically affect your renovation plans. Best to be aware of this before we sit down next month to look at actually designing a renovation.
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Setting the standards Bringing in a team of workers for your renovation can have positives and the occasional negative. It’s important to speak with the project manager before the commencement of work to ensure you are on the same page and avoid any problems further down the track. Use the initial meeting to set rules and boundaries for both parties. For example, don’t like work shoes in your home? Make this a clear rule right from the start.
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BORROWING TO PAY FOR A RENO Looking at financing a renovation? Sunshine Coast mortgage broker Kaia Hunter shares some pointers. Once you’ve decided on the renovations you’d like to complete and you’ve got a rough idea of your budget, it’s a good idea to chat with your mortgage broker to establish your borrowing capacity, and discuss options. How you structure your finance will depend on: > How much equity you have in your property or your loan to value ratio (LVR) – that is the balance of your home loan, expressed as a percentage of the value of your property, and > The type of works that will be conducted.
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FINANCE STRUCTURE If you have enough equity in your home and your renovations are non-structural (for example, you might want a new kitchen or bathroom, carpets and paint but no new rooms are being added and you’ll make no changes to the existing roofline) most lenders will allow you to borrow against the current value of your home. If your renovation cost is greater than $50,000, some lenders will want to see evidence of the work you’re going to complete, by way of quotes. In this example you can either increase your existing home loan limit or opt for a new, separate loan. If you want to conduct larger renovations or make more structural changes, or if you don’t have enough equity in your property, your finance will be a little like a loan for a new build.
In this case a broker will supply you with quotes for all works to be conducted, then a valuation is completed on the current value of the property plus the new work, to give what is called a “total on complete” valuation – the value of the property once the renovation is complete. The lender will then allow you to borrow against the end valuation of your property. If works to be conducted are structural, you will need to provide council-approved plans and specifications to the lender.
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Set the scene from the moment people enter your home. Introduce tropical elements into your entryway or hallway. Paintings, wall hangings, mirrors and small items of furniture such as an occasional chair will help you achieve the look.
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