PONDER BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR PAINT COLOURS

THE festive season is around the corner and the DIY season has already begun. It's time to freshen-up our homes, repair household items, fix broken fittings and redecorate some areas.

THE festive season is around the corner and the DIY season has already begun. It's time to freshen-up our homes, repair household items, fix broken fittings and redecorate some areas.

Painting a house is one of the most important aspects to consider when revamping a home.

According to Jack's Paint and Hardware chief executive Martin Cohen, you should, know the space and intended function of the environment you want to paint before starting.

"One might presume that a lounge is a mere entertainment area of the home, but what if it serves more functions than mere socialisation zones?

"Perhaps there is a dedicated area where the children play or there might be an area that one uses as a work station for study and work-related purposes. Certain lounges in open-plan architectural designs join up to the kitchen and dining areas.

"Such a basic understanding of defining a given space allows one to know what colours and colour intensities to apply in the space.

"Using these examples, one would not want to create a bold colour accent on the very wall that the inhabitant ends up facing in a 'lounge' with the dual functionality of a work space now, would they?" Cohen says.

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