How to Choose the Right White Paint for your Home

Which of the many shades of whites, do you pick for your walls? 


 

When you head towards the paint section and just stare at the hundreds of different shades of whites on the sample wall. It then becomes overwhelming, so you just walk away because it’s all too hard to pick the 'right white' and all the many options start looking the same.

Start with these tips to head down the ‘right white’ path. 

 

KNOW YOUR UNDERTONES

There are your warm whites (yellow undertones) and your cool whites (blue undertones).

From my experiences, I have found that brighter and cooler whites are better suited in contemporary and more industrial style homes. 

And warmer whites may be better suited to more traditional spaces, but this isn't always the case.  

Untinted whites can create a sterile and cold vibe.

 

WHAT LIGHTING DO YOU HAVE?

Always consider the lighting in the rooms or space you intend to paint. 

Is there lots of natural...

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How To Create The Best Functional Kitchen For Your Home

How To Create The Best Functional Kitchen For Your Home

 

Whether you have a small or larger spaced kitchen, getting it right with the design and functionality is super important. 

We all want a stylish kitchen, one that looks so good that it makes you jump for joy each time you walk into it, but always remember functionality is key. 

If you forget about functionality then you could be cursing your lack of storage for your pots and pans, or your bin is on the wrong side of the sink. 

Always start with getting your kitchen functional, then consider the right style for your project.  

 

Why? 

 

The kitchen is the hub of the home, the heart beat of your home. It’s where family meals are cooked, where family and friends come to meet and eat, where good conversations happen. Some say life is created in the bedroom, but at home it’s lived in the kitchen. 

You want to get your kitchen right. 

Here’s some super...

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How To Get Your Home Style Right Like a Pro

How to get your home style right like a pro

You know when sometimes you can’t even get your own personal style right. Your outfit just doesn't feel like you're truly expressing your true style. You want to feel the entire flow with your clothes, hair and shoes. To make it more confusing, you see hundreds upon thousands of style and home images that inspire you to get started on your own renovation / design journey. 

The problem is you love a mix of boho and eclectic with a touch of rustic and industrial influences and you know this may be a problem when planning your design because this mix may not add up to the right flow…….like when you make a cocktail and you put too much vodka but not enough kahlua and it doesn’t taste right. 

 

Let’s start with the desired end result first.  

I always start at the end and work out how I'll achieve that goal.  I fill in the gaps once I know exactly what the outcome is, what...

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Are you living in a healthy environment at home?

I want to bring to your attention a couple of important things which will change the way you think about living inside your home.

Did you know pollutants can be up to 5 times higher inside our homes than outside our home.

Is your home damaging your health and your families?

Poor air quality and toxicity inside your home can cause illness, headaches, hay fever/allergies and even tiredness.

Gone are the days when my grandad would smoke like a chimney in the house or mum would angrily spray half a bottle of Mortein over the dinner table to kill that noisy Blow-Fly.

Here are some baddies in our homes which we can reduce or eliminate completely.

Dust: Dust inside your house is not just soil particles from outside, it also contains yours and others dead skin cells, fluff, clothing fibers, nails, human and pet hair. If you don't clean the dust regularly then you are creating a playground for micro-organisms, which is bacteria or fungus. Eeewww!

Tip: As if you don’t know...

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5 Sexy Sink Mixers That Won't Break The Bank

 

The kitchen sink is the centre of activity in the kitchen, it’s where we fill our cups and kettles, wash our food, hands, dirty dishes and where we strain our pasta.

 

I always look for a functional and attractive sink mixer.  

One that will compliment my kitchen but at the same time a mixer that’ll be able to fill my large pot with water, without struggling to get it under there and back out again.

I also want a sink mixer with the spout reaching well into the sink, and not one that just reaches over the edge of your sink and splashes the hell out of me when I turn on the water .

Another thing; check the height of your sink mixer, ensuring it’s not going to hit into your window sill or an above counter.

Keeping these things into consideration, means you’ll pick the right sink mixer which will compliment your kitchen or laundry.

There are plenty of sink mixers out there, which can cost a serious bundle of cash.

For many renovations,...

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