Fitzroy North HouseContemporary Living Room, Melbourne
Living room with continuous burnished concrete floor extending to external living area and outdoor kitchen with barbeque. stacking full height steel framed doors and windows maximise exposure to outdoor space and allow for maximum light to fill the living area. Built in joinery.
Image by: Jack Lovel Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Trends in finishes“In timber finishes, American oak is a perennial favourite,” says Ruffé. “It features light, earthy tones that complement most interiors and furnishings, while adding some textural elements to the room – particularly against a painted wall. “You can add extra interest and dimension to the space by introducing elements such as chevron panelling, metal accents or mirror inlays,” he says.Dreaming of a joinery wall in your own home? Find a local joiner or cabinet maker on Houzz who can help
What’s the best advice you can offer about managing a team?Always be open-minded and listen to suggestions. Then remember to praise the people who make good suggestions, giving credit where it’s due.
Timber flooring in the original home gives way to a burnished concrete floor at the rear. The slab was extended into the outdoor living/dining area for a seamless connection between inside and out.
4. Declutter the entire homeAll three experts interviewed for this story were unanimous regarding the importance of decluttering. “As much as it’s your home, you’ve got to take all the personal stuff out to make it look more appealing and spacious,” Sims says. Think minimal: clear crowded shelving units, keeping only a few key pieces on display. Magazines, papers, toys, phone-charging cables – move them along. You’ll be amazed at how clearing all the horizontal surfaces can transform the look of a room. Tip: The Marie Kondo method sounds brutal, but could be a great way to declutter when preparing to sell. The idea is to keep only items that ‘spark joy’. This means you’ll throw away an awful lot of stuff, and (theoretically) you’ll be left with only your most beautiful, open-home-worthy pieces. Or, you could just shift all non-essential bits and pieces into storage while your home is on the market. The art of decluttering, Japanese style