Under the Palms: A Shared SpaceContemporary Nursery, Orange County
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Buying wallpaper: Professional installers can ensure that you have enough material for the walls. They can factor in repeating patterns, the size of the rolls, features in the room and windows. “Some people just assume they can use the [size in square metres] of the room,” Young says. “You can’t put all the paper on the wall. Only if you could grind it up like paint could you cover the wall.”Young always likes to visit a site in person to measure the space and gauge the amount of wallpaper needed for a job. She also likes her clients to order at least one extra double roll, she says.Why buy extra paper: Professionals encourage clients to buy extra paper for a number of reasons.You can find defects in the paper once it arrives, or the ends of the paper can get crumpled during delivery.You may need to repair a patch down the road. Young recently revisited a 20-year-old project after the clients had a plumbing fix that required the plumber to cut through the false wall.You want to ensure that the extra paper has the same run or batch number as the original paper on the wall. If the same design comes from a different run or batch, it may not look quite the same, Young says.Where to store extra paper: Keep your paper safe and fresh by storing it in a climate-controlled location away from the light. This could be a wardrobe in your home.