Homestyle New Zealand - - STYLE -

Be bold, even in small spa­ces. I painted my walls white, but took risks with the large-scale flo­ral cur­tains, pat­terned rugs and quirky fea­tures like the pink front door and the island bench. Paint­ing your kitchen cab­i­nets is an easy way to up­grade on a bud­get. You can paint over smooth sur­faces like melamine us­ing Re­sene Water­borne Smooth Sur­face Sealer, then ap­ply your cho­sen top­coat. For com­fort­able liv­ing, spend money where it counts. The most im­pact I achieved at my place was with the new roof, hot wa­ter cylin­der, in­su­la­tion and heat pump. But don’t over­look the lit­tle things.

I up­dated my wardrobe and hot wa­ter cup­board with tim­ber han­dles. Ob­tain mul­ti­ple quotes for any job you need done by a pro­fes­sional. I got five quotes for my roof in­stal­la­tion be­fore I selected the right per­son for the job at the best price.

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