What period of home do you have?
- Contact your council’s Heritage Department for any information your council may have about you home.
- Check your house title to find the date your home was built.
- Examine any old external and/or internal or even streetscape photographs that may be available. This will help you to determine whether the period of your home has been changed.
- Note the features of the building ie. type of bricks, door knobs, fixtures and fittings (Adelaide Restoration Centre will be able to help with dating these items.)
- Is there an overall colour scheme that needs to be matched?
- Measure the ceiling height. Are there picture rails or dado rails?
- What sort of look are you trying to achieve? Decide whether you are happy with the existing style or would you like to look at complimentary or contrasting styles?
- Check the period of your current décor and the finish of any other fittings.
- Is the lighting to be functional or ambient?
- Measure the ceiling height and size of the room.
- Think about your colour scheme.
- Are there any limitations ie. ceiling accessibility, availability of wiring for wall bracket lighting etc.?
- Are you renovating all or only part of your bathroom?
- Do you want a pedestal or wall mounted basin?
- Have you decided on a colour scheme?
- What size tiles are you looking for?
- Do you want a built in or free-standing vanity?
- What is the layout and size of your bathroom?
- What is the size of your room, verandah, bathroom or kitchen?
- How many windows and doors are there and what size are they?
- Are the tiles covering from floor to ceiling or only to a certain height?
- What is your colour scheme?
- Are you going to match existing tile work?
- What is the required theme ie. do you need special finishes etc.
- Are there features to be painted ie. cornices etc.
- Measure your room, wall and ceiling areas, making sure you allow for the number of coats required.
- What is the existing colour scheme and what sort of paint has been used previously?
- Our experienced staff will consider these points along with other information when offering advice and suggest appropriate styles and themes for your individual project.
Porter’s Paints has produced over 20 Speciality Finishes. To see demonstrations on how to apply them please click on the following links:
Porter’s Milk Paint
Porter’s Liquid Copper