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Planning your new home`s design, renovating or extending your house is not just challenging, but also brings up a lot of questions about regulations, permits, town planning. The purpose of our Ask the Designer page is to give you lots of valuable information so you can get prepared. Have a browse through our topics and see if somebody has already asked something similar. Or to save time, type your question topic in the Search box and see what you find. If you can`t find the answer for you question, click on the orange Ask your question here button. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Can wall recesses in hallways support the weight of heavy photos?

It depends on the type of recess built. Some high quality builders will use thicker walls to ensure that the wall can support heavier weights. Always let your designer/ builder know if you require the recess to hang specific artworks (especially heavy decorative picture frames) to insure the recess is built to meet your needs.

I love timber floorings, however I am worried about scratches more. Should I avoid timber floorings?

Timber is a sensitive material especially when subjected to the elements. In an indoor environment however, wear and tear is unavoidable but can be minimized based on the selection of hardwood used. Bamboo is a great solution as it is a resilient material and easier to maintain. If the unfortunate event does occur, it can be easily repaired using methods specified by your supplier. It is important to tell the supplier your concerns in order for them to make an appropriate recommendation.

I’m planning to update my new living room and would like to use down lights instead of traditional lights. How far should I space them out?

It is always a good idea to consult your lighting supplier for details as lighting can come at different colors and intensity. It is a good rule of thumb to space the down lights between 1.5 meters to 2 meters to ensure the room is evenly lit. 

I do not like cleaning shower screens. What are the alternative solutions?

A trending style at the moment is the use of tiled walls either 2meters high or full height. Tiles are easier to clean then glass and may be a viable alternative if you have the space for a wall. This opens you up to a range of different style of shower spaces. Check out our Pintrest and follow us to state up to update on the latest trends.

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