Barn House ExtensionCountry Family Room, Melbourne
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6. Plan the lighting Lighting is one of the most important design aspects of a home and is something many people struggle with. It has such a powerful effect on the ambience of a room that it is worth taking the time to get it absolutely right. The trick is to get the proper balance of artificial and natural light. Too much artificial light results in a space that feels clinical, but if a room is underlit, everything appears gloomy and uninviting.
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Ambitious option: Enrol your children in holiday classes to help them master a foreign language, become a confident public speaker, or excel in their chosen sport. Even better, take the classes together as a family.Easier option: There’s nothing wrong with skill- and confidence-building classes – they can be a lot of fun – but some school holidays should be all about recharging their batteries (and yours) without having to achieve anything at all.
1. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaWhy we love it: Painting a feature wall in the living area of this newly extended barn a deep navy blue is an unexpected touch and gives the space a distinctly modern feel.