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Home Living : July 20th 2010
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Kitchen catwalk » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Today's kitchens are all about cooking with visual entertainment. Luxury designs were on show at the world's leading kitchen expo, Eurocucina, in Milan recently and Sydney Kitchens' designer Simon Scott was there. Here he shares his top five emerging trends in kitchen design. Timber Returns: There was a distinct resurgence in timber this year. Walnut and dark timbers dominated, juxtaposed with neutral tones of white, grey or pearlescent metallic finishes. Bespoke Design: Custom joinery reigned supreme, with appliances and benchtops set at different heights for improved ergonomics. Concealing appliances and benchtops behind sliding doors was popular as kitchens become the home's main feature. Cabinet Reinvention: Innovation in automatic closing devices for large doors, lift-ups and drawers gave kitchens a ''wow'' factor. Glass shelving as the bottom of wall cabinets directed LED lighting inside the cabinet. Cooking with Visual Entertainment: As kitchens become a central living space, sleek television screens and sound systems are being integrated into them. High-quality sound and iPod docks set into thick display shelving featured prominently. It's a trend already making its mark in Australia. Natural Stone: The continuing trend for benchtops in luxury kitchens is natural stone, such as granite and marble. Natural stone can provide a captivating focal point to a kitchen. ''Given that food and houses are the epitome of comfort and culture in Australia, it's no surprise Australians are obsessed with making their kitchens the best feature of their home,'' Mr Scott said. ''Making the kitchen easier to use and enjoy is an important lifestyle choice.'' Details: sydneykitchens.com.au • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (Opp. Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2052578i hlc wk2 *To approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. See in-store for details. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited. ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FINANCE AVAILABLE* INTEREST FREE NO DEPOSIT! APPLY NOW! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633 2270245K HLC wk51 Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Solid timber maple French Doo Crazy! $169 Shower Screens from $375 Taps from $45 30% off Custom Made Kitchens Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic Vanities from $199 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 Bathroom Accessories from $15 ainless eel Sinks m $110 AusLux 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm End of Financial Year SALE Remember the something about your property that drew you; some characteristic; the position, the aspect, perhaps the history or the view that spoke to you? If it's now the house that's letting this integral value down - replace it. At Binet Homes we understand that building a home that suits you starts with suiting the property. Each Binet Home design is developed from the ground up, melding with the black, eliminating the problems and taking shape from your needs and tastes. The result, every time, is a home that enhances and responds to its environment and absorbs any pitfalls of the site, so that the outcome speaks only of grace and comfort. It is challenging - starting again, but it is our delight to show our customers how rebuilding can reveal the true value and beauty of your property. Advertisement Call today and speak to one of our building consultants - 9868 3222 www.binethomes.com.au 0412 822 608 Love where you live, but need a new Home! Knock down & rebuild 2207247K HLC wk3 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (Opp. Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2052578i hlc wk2 *To approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. See in-store for details. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited. ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FINANCE AVAILABLE* INTEREST FREE NO DEPOSIT! APPLY NOW! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633
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