Thursday, 5 May 2016

Adding simple architectural features to your home

Adding architectural detail to your home is an easy DIY project and inexpensive.  Here are some simple tips and hints, which you could do in your home.

Using artificial bricks, simple moulding and a warm white paint on the walls on the chimney breast, and then place a fireplace in front of it.

In front of the fireplace, how about adding a deep crimson rug and use that colour as accents around the room, especially on cushions, throws and ornaments on the fireplace. 

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Wood work around a window can be quite basic.  How about adding a sash but that could possibly need you to take out the existing moulding and spending a lot of money. The alternative would be to take a stencil of a window sash you really like and then trace that on the wall and fill it in with paint.  Not to forget adding a faint outline in a slightly darker colour, to suggest shadow.

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The next cheat is really inexpensive to do.  Instead of opting for a hardwood floor, use plywood.  Check out below some local stockists for prices.    Think about painting the plywood a dark colour, it will hide any imperfections that’s often found in plywood.

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Another way to add architectural detail is painting up skirting board.  Most heights of skirting boards are about 2400mm.  So instead of removing them, you can add to them.  Measure up about two inches and add a piece of trim and paint it all the same colour.
Taking on renovating projects doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money but by taking on this basic tips you can really transform your space.
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