Stainless steel savvy

I am about to renovate my kitchen and am wondering if I should choose stainless steel or white appliances. I have an active three-year-old, so I am concerned about durability and cleanability. In terms of longevity, which style will be in fashion over the next 15 to 20 years?

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Funky girl’s room

I am nine years old and I want to decorate my new room in pink and orange, but my parents say, “Are you nuts?” They think I should decide on something a little less shocking, such as pastel. How can I paint my room so my parents and I are both happy? I hope you can help us agree.

You’re right, pink and orange would look great together. But why not choose some sherbet colours right in the middle of super bright and pastel, such as Orange Blossom and Pink Symphony, both C.I.L? Pick your favourite of the two for the wall behind your bed and the other for the rest of the walls. Keep the trim, ceiling, draperies and furniture white and add in a few accessories in your bright tones to really punch the whole thing up. This should give your room a look your parents and you can agree on. If they resist, remind them that it’s just a can of paint.

Painting tile

I have a decorative ceramic strip running through my bathroom tiles that I want to change since the colour doesn’t match my new scheme. Is there a way to do this without replacing the tile?

Yes! Paint comes to the rescue. There are specific melamine paints formulated to cover tile. Check with your local paint store or home reno centre and follow the instructions to the letter. The better job that you do, the longer the paint will last. Good luck!

Ceiling tips

We decided to wallpaper our dining room, but there’s a hitch – the ceiling is coffered. Would a border go in or below the coffer? Or should we match the ceiling with the paint in the adjoining living room?

I definitely wouldn’t use a border as it would visually shorten the walls and complicate the architectural lines of the ceiling. Instead, pick out the palest background tone to your paper and use that as your guide in the paint store. Choose a flat finish and it’ll look great.

Stainless steel savvy

I am about to renovate my kitchen and am wondering if I should choose stainless steel or white appliances. I have an active three-year-old, so I am concerned about durability and cleanability. In terms of longevity, which style will be in fashion over the next 15 to 20 years?

Phew! I wish I had a crystal ball. Though, for my money, stainless steel would be the best bet. It’s been on people’s must-have lists for some time now and shows no signs of letting up. Luckily the next generation of stainless steel has appeared on the scene, perfect for homes with three year olds who love to leave sticky fingerprints over everything. The new stainless steel has a metallic look but is super easy to clean, leaving no streaks or marks. Many stores are now carrying appliances with this type of finish, try checking your local Home Depot.

Stainless steel savvy

I am about to renovate my kitchen and am wondering if I should choose stainless steel or white appliances. I have an active three-year-old, so I am concerned about durability and cleanability. In terms of longevity, which style will be in fashion over the next 15 to 20 years?

Phew! I wish I had a crystal ball. Though, for my money, stainless steel would be the best bet. It’s been on people’s must-have lists for some time now and shows no signs of letting up. Luckily the next generation of stainless steel has appeared on the scene, perfect for homes with three year olds who love to leave sticky fingerprints over everything. The new stainless steel has a metallic look but is super easy to clean, leaving no streaks or marks. Many stores are now carrying appliances with this type of finish, try checking your local Home Depot.

Stainless steel savvy

I am about to renovate my kitchen and am wondering if I should choose stainless steel or white appliances. I have an active three-year-old, so I am concerned about durability and cleanability. In terms of longevity, which style will be in fashion over the next 15 to 20 years?

Phew! I wish I had a crystal ball. Though, for my money, stainless steel would be the best bet. It’s been on people’s must-have lists for some time now and shows no signs of letting up. Luckily the next generation of stainless steel has appeared on the scene, perfect for homes with three year olds who love to leave sticky fingerprints over everything. The new stainless steel has a metallic look but is super easy to clean, leaving no streaks or marks. Many stores are now carrying appliances with this type of finish, try checking your local Home Depot.

Come back next Monday for another decorating dilemma solved!