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Kitchen PhotoDescribing their biggest challenge as working within a very slim budget, Lisa and her husband recently completed kitchen/dining room renovations, with Lisa in charge of colour selections and her husband, a seasoned DIY'er, undertaking the painting.

An amalgamation of new and old, the windows were retained while the ceiling and wall plasterboard was replaced, the wall between the lounge and dining room/kitchen removed, and the kitchen was completely gutted and reshaped - the oven being the only original fixture retained in the new room.

The dining room makeover needed a new paint scheme with the original 1970s fruit bowl and copper kettle wallpaper still present along with slim green Holland blinds and orange plastic light fittings.

Resene Dutch White was selected for the walls, joined by Resene Bianca for the window trim and Resene Cha Cha for the feature wall running the length of the dining/kitchen area. Lisa found the most satisfying aspect of the project was seeing the effect colour can have within an area and yet it was the least expensive part of the whole makeover.


Dining room photo

Kitchen walls Feature walls dining and kitchen Window trim
Resene Dutch White Bianca
Resene Dutch White Resene Cha Cha Resene Bianca

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Thanks to Lisa.



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