Monthly Archives: September 2013
If you've been charged with designing a new office space or are responsible for renovations, you may want to carefully consider your choice of paint.
Studies suggest that different colours of paint evoke certain feelings which can impact on your work. Keep your office environment positive and inspire productivity by selecting from the following colours:
Green is a fantastic colour choice for spaces where balance and serenity are encouraged, according to colour psychologist Angela Wright in an interview with A Year of Productivity.
Daylight saving is around the corner and it's finally time to get excited about summer.
Before you start digging through your wardrobe for your jandals and togs, have a think about how you're going to keep your home cool through the sunny season.
Curtains have long been heralded as an inexpensive and energy-efficient way to retain heat in the winter months. What's less publicised is their ability to keep the sun out of homes, helping rooms stay cool in summer.
If you're thinking about selling your house and want to give it some curb appeal, you may want to give your garage door a splash of paint.
This will make your house stand out from the crowd, inject it with character and encourage prospective buyers to stop and take a look.
You'll want to choose a nice, sunny day to paint, and preferably one with as little wind as possible. This means you'll be working in a safer environment, as well as a much more comfortable one.
Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related disease in the world, according to the Asbestos Education Committee. New Zealand, too, is affected by this dangerous and prevalent home-building material.
That's why National Asbestos Awareness Month, which will take place from November 1 to 30, has been organised. It aims to inform and educate people about the dangers of asbestos.
This is especially pertinent if you're planning on renovating your home in the coming weeks and months.
Ah, the bedroom. The sanctum sanctorum of the household, where you can go to relax and unwind after a tough day at work or school.
The bedroom is a private space that very few people are permitted to enter – apart from its owner, of course.
However, just because it doesn't get seen by the discerning public on a regular basis, doesn't mean you shouldn't put a lot of thought into your bedroom design as it's one area of your home where you can indulge your colour ideas without feeling it's on show for visitors.