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Home Living : July 20th 2010
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much less than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 ww w.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2122908i hlf wk33 Castle Hill Mirrors & Glass Ph. 9634 4633 Unit 5, 7-13 Victoria Avenue CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 CUT TO SIZE GLASS GLASS REPAIRS REAR VISION MIRROR REPAIRS GLASS SPLASHBACKS GLASS TABLE TOPS SHOWER SCREENS MIRRORS GLASS SHELVES & BRACKETS OPPOSITE TOYOTA 2259505i hlf wk39 www.randrglass.com.au 2203157i hlnw wk03 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S HUGE CLEARANCE SALE Millions of $$$ stock on the floor, come see our bargains! ROSELANDS 1112-1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr Stephenson St) ASHFIELD 244-246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 KILLARA 684 Pacific Hwy (T Junction off Greengate Rd) 9880 2885 High Gloss Vanity 2163570i hlnw wk50 5 Star Aussie Standard Sink Mixer. WELS 5 STAR 6L/PM From $29 Leading brand toilets including SKEW PAN toilet HURRY UP, TILL STOCKS LAST! COME TO US BEFORE YOU BUY. CONDITIONS APPLY SPACE SAVING KITCHEN UNIT including: • 900x460mm high gloss cabinet • Already made granite top • Sink and a 5 star mixer (WELS 6L/PM) ALSO, we have 1200, 1500, 1800mm Cabinet or other size combination From $599 From $199 We have all sizes of vanities from mini (510mm x 220mm) to 1800mm x 460mm double bowl or single vanities. We also custom make to meet your needs. www.bathroomcentre.com.au ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY. LTD Lic. 185684C 2032708K wk41
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