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30th November 2013


LIGHT SHINING IN Not every home or apartment is blessed with an abundance of natural light. Older, period style homes in particular are often darker than their modern counterparts. But most of us enjoy living in an abode that has at least some areas that allow the sun to shine in. Luckily there are a few tricks to making a room look lighter if the windows are small or nonexistent. A good place to start is with colour. Your best bet is to paint your walls in white or beige. The neutral color helps to bounce light around the room, providing a feeling of brightness. Likewise, lighten your floors white by putting a white rug over them, or by staining wooden floors with a white or light-colored stain. The other benefit of a neutral hue is that it never dates. Next, seek to reflect light. In order to create reflections, hang mirrors on a wall across the window to reflect the natural light coming in. This will brighten things up as well as create the illusion of space. Also, try using area lighting to shed some light in dark corners of the room. Pendant light fixtures, for instance, will look particularly chic in the dining room or in a reading or study nook. Window coverings are also an important consideration when trying to lighten a room. For example, thick drapes are an effective way to conserve heat loss in winter, but they can make a room look particularly heavy and dim. Plantation shutters or semi-opaque blinds on the other hand, still provide some energy conservation but also deliver maximum light as well as a modern, attractive look. Another extremely effective way to bring light into a space, is to install a sky light. Windowless rooms such as bathrooms and hallways benefit enormously from this kind of addition. Obviously this is a more costly exercise than a coat of paint but it can really change the appearance and overall feel of a room. And these days, skylights come in a variety of styles and sizes to ensure they look tasteful as well as functional. Craig J. Stephens Managing Director / Officer in Effective Control M 0418 547 938

Yarraville

104 Somerville Road 9316 9000

Williamstown 1/66 Douglas Parade (Corner Stevedore Street) 9393 1600 www.jasstephens.com.au

As a service to our vendors, we will require names & phone numbers on entry of all inspections. Privacy Act 2000: We use personal information collected from you during open for inspections for security purposes. We may also use that information to contact you with respect to this property and others we believe may be of interest to you. Also, we may contact you in relation to other services provided by us or our associates such as insurance, mortgages and loans. By providing your information to us you agree to our use of it as described above unless you advise us differently. If the information is not provided we may not be able to provide an effective and comprehensive service to you. (Your personal information will be collected and held in accordance with provisions of the Information Privacy Act 2000). We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations. We strongly recommend that you clearly register your interest with our representative at the open for inspection, so that in the event of a sale being imminent, your position is protected. We make every effort to contact all interested parties prior to a property being sold.


MEET THE TEAM

MAREE CECCHIN

ANNA GRECH

ASTRID JANE

ALAN STEPHENS

REECE GOSSTRAY

Sales Trust Administrator

Senior Sales Consultant

Sales Consultant

Chairman

Phone 9316 9025

Mobile 0438 446 051

Mobile 0402 211 660

Mobile 0411 242 638

Project Sales Manager Banbury Village

Email salessec@jasstephens.com.au

Email agrech@jasstephens.com.au

Email ajane@jasstephens.com.au

Email astephens@jasstephens.com.au

MARK HUTCHESON

NICOLE GRECH

LACHLAN McCRAW

SUE STEVENS

MAX WALLER

Sales Consultant

Marketing Manager

Property & Finance Consultant

Mobile 0448 820 445

Mobile 0423 590 508

Business Development Manager (Property Management) - City of Maribyrnong

Director Provincial Home Loans

Email mhutcheson@jasstephens.com.au

Email ngrech@jasstephens.com.au

Mobile 0400 335 498

Email suestevens@provincialhomeloans.com.au

Email lmccraw@jasstephens.com.au

Mobile 0432 705 815

Mobile 0418 378 276 Email rgosstray@jasstephens.com.au

Mobile 0438 430 436 Email maxwaller@provincialhomeloans.com.au


Jas Stephens Magazine 30 November 2013  

Jas Stephens Magazine 30 November 2013

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