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Jean Clulow

If you can try the new led, solar “skylights”. A great cost effective alternative to the direct sunlight versions. We have two on the roof above our main bathroom and you wouldn’t know the difference except in your hip pocket.

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Melbourne44 Melbourne44Musk

Love number 6...with bed and lounge together.

In my home one wall is entirely mirrored to get a reflection of all the green outside at the other end of the house. At night , the mirrors doubles the number of lights that appear in the room and....if you hang lights at different heights as I do ...its a dazzle at night.

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We employed a number of design elements into our small 2-bdrm cottage to make it more functional and create more options for space.

We removed a partition wall in both the living and dining rooms which effectively doubled the size of those two rooms, and then enlarged the opening between the kitchen/dining and living areas so things feel "open-plan" but are still separate rooms. The main additions to both rooms were the glass doors. A new front entrance replaced a large window in the lounge. The window was extended to the floor and a 1-metre wide glass door with a 2m wide sidelight was installed in its place.

A similar-sized window in the old sunroom was also removed, the wall beneath opened up and a 2m 2-panel bifold glass door was put in its place.

Both additions have created multiple openings to the outdoors, creating feeling of space and movement through the living areas of the house, and also allows much more natural light into the house through the large glass panels.

We also added a mirror in the dining room to reflect views and natural light, and to add vertical interest to a blank wall. The vertical technique was used to add interest on a blank wall in the living room as well. Creating that interest draws the eye up and away from the more cluttered areas below.

We purchased one large corner suite to squeeze in the most seats into the living area, went with one main wall colour throughout the house (white)


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