Beginning Your Own Business

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Beginning Your Own Business

My name is Harry and this is my first blog. I live in Perth with my wife and our pet dog. I am 53 years old and for the last 20 years, I have worked at the local auto repair and manufacturing plant. Working on the shop floor can be a lot of fun but after 2 decades, I have grown a little tired of it all. My brother-in-law suggested I think about starting my own business making and repairing specialist auto parts. I explained that you could fit my knowledge of business onto the back of a stamp. He said that he could fix that and invited me to spend 6 months tour his different businesses to see how they work. I learnt so much that I just had to share it with the rest of the world.



Planning to Paint Your Kitchen? 3 Things to Consider

Painting your kitchen can arguably be more important than painting other rooms in your home. After all, you and your family probably spend a considerable amount of time together in this room. What are some of the things that you need to consider when you're planning to paint your kitchen?

1. DIY or Professional Painters

As with any type of paint job, perhaps the first thing to think about is whether you want to hire professional painters or if you want to do the job yourself. Naturally, hiring a professional will be more expensive, and yet it can offer a higher quality of work. If you decide to do the job yourself, don't scrimp on the necessary tools. Professional painter's tape is mandatory for this job, and standard gaffer tape won't do. You need to protect the parts of your kitchen that won't be painted (such as the splashbacks), so that you won't have to use any solvent-based paint removers in the room where your food is prepared.

2. Choosing a Colour 

Whether you end up hiring painters or doing the job yourself, you still need to select a colour and type of paint finish for your kitchen. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to the best colour for a kitchen. The size of the space and the amount of natural light it receives might play a role in your decision, but it's largely a matter of personal taste. About the only thing to truly be mindful of is that you will need to choose a colour scheme that complements your kitchen cabinets if these are not going to be painted as well. Of course, they can be painted at a later stage if you feel that they clash with your choice of colour.

3. Choosing a Paint Finish

In addition to choosing a colour for your kitchen, you will need to choose a paint finish. It might be that your original choice of colour is not available in the desired finish, so you might need to have a couple of other colour options you'll be happy with. It's best that the paint finish in your kitchen is semi-glossy. This results in a surface that can be easily wiped clean (which might need to happen in a kitchen), and this is not always the case with a matte finish.

Painting your kitchen might require some careful deliberation, but with the importance of the space in the average family home, it's sure worth the time!