Grand QueenslanderBeach Style Deck, Brisbane
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Weatherboards transition seamlessly from traditional to contemporary Queenslander homes, offering a classic look no matter the age, character or style of the house.Set against the subtle backdrop of timber weatherboards, decorative and functional timberwork – such as balustrades, pediments, timber screens and fretwork to embellish the verandahs, gables and stairways – weatherboard becomes a highly visual feature.
Take it outsideOne of the first rules of any exterior scheme is to test your paint colours. With New Zealand’s bright sunlight, paint colours look much lighter out in the open than they do inside. You may think you’re choosing a delicate, nuanced off-white but when you get it outside it will just be, well, plain old white. Use a test pot of paint on a big (A2-sized) piece of cardboard, leaving a narrow unpainted border (this helps your eye see the true depth of colour and acts as a neutral barrier to the existing colour). Move the card around the house, on the sunny and shady sides. Tape it to the wall so you can view it from a distance. Go back to check it as the sun moves around the house.
BrisbaneAh, the traditional Queenslander. So named because of its ability to weather Queensland’s, well, weather, this style has stood the test of time and made its way into the history books.
MEET AND GREETA welcoming entrance will generate those feelgood vibes you need to get a would-be buyer across the line. A show-stopping entryway will take it one step further – your house will be the standout a buyer remembers.8. Add a welcoming seating areaIf you have a decent-sized front deck or verandah, you have the perfect opportunity to create another living space that adds value in the eyes of your buyer. Think about adding a couple of chairs, a teak bench, a cafe table or even an ottoman, some luxurious cushions, and a few well-chosen accessories. But make sure you position the furniture so that it doesn’t block any doorways or windows.TIP: If you have the space, always use two occasional chairs (rather than one), for even more perceived value.
Chair essentialsJust two comfortable chairs covered in beautiful fabric (like this navy and blue chevron) can bring a porch to life, particularly at the entry to the house, while also not dominating the area. Add a side table for a cup of tea, a good novel, some candles and a beautiful potted plant and you have a wonderfully inviting spot to watch the world go by.