Spruce up your living spaces during self-isolation

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Spruce up your living spaces during self-isolation

With millions of us apartment residents now self-isolating in our homes, now is a good time to consider some simple home improvement projects to make your living spaces more interesting.

Follows are some tips for small painting projects in strata apartments, and we also have a limited time members only deal from our partner tintpaint.com.au that you can access below.


What am I allowed to do?

If you’re a tenant, you will need to clear all changes that impact your apartment with your property manager or landlord first. This may be easier than you think if you are still in a position to pay your full rent so go ahead and ask.

If you are an owner occupier, there are a few things you can do without needing permission from your owners corporation. Regulations may differ based on state and your specific owners corporation rules, so make sure you check these before starting any project, particularly if it relates to a publicly visible part of your apartment (such as your balcony or front door).

As a general rule, you can make cosmetic internal changes on the skin of your internal walls without requiring approval from your owners corporation.

Under most strata titles, the owners corporation owns and maintains everything beneath your paint and floor coverings. This means you own – and can potentially renovate – everything from the interior walls in. It’s still a good idea to check with your owners corporation manager or committee first.

Time for some new colours!

So if you’re socially distancing in your apartment and feel it’s time for some bold new colours that you can paint yourself you’ll need some help.

We’ve partnered with online paint service tintpaint.com.au who offer a wide range of curated colours, easy to apply samples (including movable stickers so you can see what they look like on any wall) as well as small or large paint kits and online guides to help you paint yourself.

Tint is premium quality and incredibly affordable because they’re online only, selling direct to consumers. Their paint is also free from odour, animal by-products and cruelty, 99% free from VOCs and express delivered to your door…

A selection of Tint’s curated colours…

Pantone 2020 Colour of the Year?  Classic Blue…

A colour we love is Classic Blue which is Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year (an apt choice as it turns out). It’s super bold and looks great with clean or cream white. Try a feature wall you can change again in 3-6 months!
Make sure you get the right paint type for the project area (Wall, Ceiling, Bathroom etc).

Member offer – 10% off!

Go to https://tintpaint.com.au and apply the coupon code ROOST10, valid to 20th April.

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