Monthly Archives: December 2016

4 fun DIY projects for your summer break

Summer is the perfect time to get a little crafty, and there is a huge range of fun projects for you to try.

Here are just four examples of DIY projects you can complete at home this summer for some fresh home decor and a fun day or two creating something beautiful!

1. Ladder shelf

Ladder shelves are extremely trendy right now, and not particularly hard to make, either!

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Top paint colour matches for wooden flooring

Wooden flooring and furnishings are reasonably common around Australia and New Zealand. Much of this is because of the warmer temperatures throughout the year, but it's also due to the fact that this natural appearance is absolutely gorgeous within any home.

There are a huge array of timbers to choose from, each offering its own grain. Plus, Resene Colorwood interior stain can also change the hue of the timber, allowing you to choose the perfect tone for your home. As an added bonus, floors made with renewable timbers are an environmentally friendly material, so you know you're helping reduce your home's carbon footprint.

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5 things clients are looking for when hiring a tradesperson

When you're looking for your next work project, put yourself in your clients' shoes. Think about what they want from a tradesperson, then show them exactly how you tick all the boxes.

Here are five of the top things anyone wants from a tradie, and how you can go about proving that you fit the bill.

1. Positive reviews

Word of mouth is one of the most trusted kinds of marketing out there, so if you can generate positive reviews from past clients, this can greatly help with bringing in new ones.

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Tips for tradies: How to come up with the perfect tag line

Even though you might not think of yourself as a marketing savant, tradies are certainly capable of coming up with their own tag lines. You have every reason to put down that hard hat for a few hours to wear your marketing hat and come up with a new tag line.

Here are the top tips for finding one that works as hard as you do.

But first, what is a tag line?

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The do’s and don’ts of selecting a new colour scheme for your home

Do you go for the trendiest colour scheme? Or stick to something more classic? Should you include a feature wall? Or just decide when you get to your local Resene ColorShop?

There are so many things to think about when picking out a new paint colour scheme at home, so we've simplified it all with a few easy do's and don'ts!

Do: Give yourself enough time to decide.

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