The Carson WoolstoreIndustrial Kitchen, Brisbane
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As stained flooringA polished black floor can lift the mood of a conventional room by offering a slick design feature. Anchoring the decor in this converted apartment in an industrial building in Brisbane is a black-stained hardwood floor finished in a super glossy coating.Why this works: Like the image before, a highly polished and darkly coloured floor can help to bounce light around the room, which is especially welcome when the walls are also on the darker side. Plus, a highly polished floor can create the impression of cleanliness.
If you are replacing windows, ensure that you understand the scope of work the builder has allowed for in their quote. If it hasn’t been allowed for properly, you may be in for an expensive surprise. One way you may be able to minimise your costs is to look at selling the old windows you are replacing. There is probably not going to be much interest in rundown aluminium windows, but timber windows in reasonable condition may be easy to resell, especially if they are a unique style.
Anchoring the decor is the gleaming ebony flooring. Japanned black-stained hardwood boards were finished in Resene’s ‘Uracryl’ (403), a super-glossy coating used in anti-graffiti applications. “The play of textures, the shine of the floor and the original exposed brick really bring the living spaces alive with the abundant natural light from the big windows and glass roof panels,” says Riley.Colorwood floor stain in ‘Pitch Black’: Resene