Open plan living areaContemporary Living Room, Brisbane
Large open plan living area with loads of natural northern light and breeze.
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What can I achieve by knocking down walls in my home?Knocking down walls will create a more open floor plan and improve the flow of your home. It will make the space feel larger and allow people to remain connected when they’re in different parts of the home. The person cooking in the kitchen, for example, will be able to see the kids playing in the living room or doing their homework at the dining table.
18. Location: Brisbane, Queensland Designer: Skyring ArchitectsFeatures: Separate spaces for socialising and watching TV.
Ceiling mould Often the first symptoms of excess dampness are water marks and/or paint bubbles on the ceiling. Left untreated it can lead to mould, which often sets off allergies or may even be toxic. You should be able to see watermarks and/or mould on a light-coloured ceiling; if there’s a mouldy smell but you can’t see any stains, it may be on the other side of the ceiling or walls.
There are a few steps to follow in order to find your home personality, but it is an easy process that will bring great results. A little time spent fine-tuning your style before embarking on any renovation or decorating projects can save a lot of heartache and wasted money in the long run.
1. Do the ultimate reno no-no: remove a bedroomCould removing a bedroom open up your living space in a way that makes more sense for your household? If so, think about what’s stopping you. There are so many homes out there with dinky little rooms tacked on to the first-floor plan just for the sake of having an extra bedroom on paper – buck the trend and knock down that wall, then bask in the extra space and light.