A LICK OF PAINT WORKS WON­DERS

Homes+ (Australia) - - BEFORE & AFTER -

As al­ways, liq­uid gold was our great­est ally for the ex­te­rior of the house. We chose a deep grey paving paint for the rear and front porch, char­coal for the brick­work and white on win­dow frames and trim. Met­al­work that was once lost among the red bricks is now at the fore­ground, also in crisp white. A punch of sunny yel­low for the front door, with match­ing yel­low metal out­door fur­ni­ture, makes the house now stand out – for all the right rea­sons – in a sub­urb dom­i­nated by plain fi­bro and red brick homes.

The yard al­ready had some well-es­tab­lished trees, so it was just a mat­ter of adding a few neat gar­den beds fash­ioned from pine sleep­ers and planted with hardy, low-main­te­nance shrubs, scat­tered with wood­chips.

Street star Us­ing a mod­ern shade of grey paint is a per­fect way to re­fresh an out­dated ex­te­rior.

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