Attention to Detail. Design is all in the detail and Gyprock cornices play an important role in establishing the look and feel of a room. Selecting a style that complements other interior elements will help bring the whole space together. Gyprock’s interactive Cornice Visualiser lets you experiment with a range of seven cornice profiles in a variety of room styles from country to contemporary to industrial; and helps you picture the way different Gyprock cornices look in various settings. You can even adjust the wall colours, lighting and ceiling height to get a clearer idea of how they will suit your home renovation plans. Then you can complete your home design with a choice of skirting boards, architraves and door handles to get the full effect. Cornices are often overlooked when home renovators are updating their rooms, but the right cornice can quickly transform any living space and complete the look. Whether you opt for a traditional style or one with more slick and modern lines, there are many cornice design options, which the Cornice Visualiser tool will help you see what works best: www.visualiser.gyprock.com.au/
Repairs and Maintenance. Day to day living can eventually make a room look tired and worn out. If it’s just a quick update you’d prefer, there are a few simple and quick internal maintenance repairs you can undertake to refresh and rapidly improve the appearance of your walls and ceilings. The main areas of concern for home renovators are walls in high traffic areas; and ceilings. Light marks can be easily removed from plasterboard with a damp cloth; while stubborn marks can be removed with specialty cleaners such as sugar soap. Minor damage where only the paper surface has been scratched or dented, and the plasterboard core remains intact, can be lightly sanded and patched with a Gyprock topping compound. For major damage where there is a hole or the plasterboard core is exposed or damaged, that section of plasterboard must be replaced. For all degrees of damage, Gyprock’s website offers DIY home renovators videos and guides to make the process manageable. These resources include a shopping list and step-by-step instructions.
Ventilation Matters. Humidity and insufficient ventilation can lead to mould and mildew growing on walls and ceilings. It’s important to improve the ventilation and remove the mould – whether it’s via a DIY vinegar solution or professional cleaning. If you’re taking on a home renovation or extending, it’s the right time to consider your lining choice. Plasterboard is available in a variety of types, with mould and moisture resistant Gyprock Sensitive being the right choice in this scenario. Sensitive is a great choice for the whole home, or specifically for the areas most affected by these issues – like bathrooms, laundries and bedrooms. With the added benefit of being approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program, Sensitive is the right choice for the homes of asthma and allergy sufferers. To make product selection and repairs easy, Gyprock has a series of support tools available including: the Make Your House a Home guide; “how-to” videos; a home inspiration gallery; and detailed product information; at www.gyprock.com.au
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