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Top tips to keep the sun shining through autumn

Ever been short on ideas to transform your home into a vibrant and welcoming place? Last week we looked at how to create warmth in the bathroom during autumn.

This week our Hubbies are looking at the different methods to create a glow around the home using the colour yellow, to not only put you in a great mood during the colder months but also to potentially add value to your home.

Choosing the right shade

There are plenty of shades to choose from ranging from light and airy through to deep and dense – depending on what mood you are going for. Choosing light yellows or eggshells for the interior will make your home appear larger.

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Warm Entrance

Paint the front door for a great first impression of your home and compliment it with items that have hints of yellow near the entrance. This may include paintings or decorative ornaments.

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Enticing Living Room

A yellow feature wall surrounded by other items containing splashes of that colour also creates a crisp and consistent look and feel for a room. See the image below for a yellow feature wall with white and yellow curtains. There is also matching furniture and fittings.

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Lively Kitchen

Kitchens are often the focal points of a home, and installing coloured cabinets and drawers is a great way to add rich character to it. You can team it with grey walls and countertops for a vibrant but warm space. If you’re not sure how to do the installations yourself, give your local Hire A Hubby a call.

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There are endless opportunities to brighten your home with a warm glow this autumn. These are just a few ideas to get you started.

If you need help or advice with your projects please give your local Hire A Hubby a call for an obligation free quote on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Home fencing

After your house, the fence is the first thing people see from the street and with spring fast approaching it might be time to fix up what might resemble that chicken pen you call a fence!

The fence around your home provides security, noise protection and it will help contain any pets safely inside your yard.

This week our Hubbies have put together a few great tips to help you decide what type of fence matches your needs.

Function

Function is the first consideration when deciding on a fence. What is the purpose of your fence? If you’re looking for longevity and little maintenance, steer away from products like timber that will need painting or wrought iron that may rust over time. If you live near a highway, you may want to think of a heavy fence with height. The general rule with noise is the bigger and thicker the better.

Design

Ideally a fence will have aesthetic appeal as well as function. Is your fence purely functional or do you want it to make a statement? If your home is modern, keep lines and finishes simple. Renders, aluminium and glass are great options. If your home is a classic style you may want to look at brick, timber or iron.

 

Installation

Have you ever installed a fence? It’s not simple. When it comes to installing, it might be best to leave it to a professional if you have little experience and aren’t sure what you’re doing. Measurements, levelling, setting posts are all things to consider as well as pipes and wires underground.

 

If DIY is not your strong suit give Hire a Hubby a call for an obligation free quote on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.