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Home Living : October 26th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7 ............................................ HOMELIVING Wellness zone info » ADVERTISING FEATURE For anyone looking to transform their outdated bathroom into the luxury spa/ home retreat it could be, read on. Take note -- basins now go from square to organic. A lot of the trends coming out of Europe are about making the bathroom more of a living space than a washing space, Raymor Bathroom Products national product manager Peta Fray said. ''The very square look of the past four or five years has been replaced by more organic shapes with flowing lines and asymmetry. This applies to basins, taps and baths,'' she said. ''Bathrooms will be split into two zones: the practical area, comprising toilet and wash basin; and the wellness zone, which includes the bath and shower. ''The theory behind this is that, while there is a very functional aspect to washing and bathing, there is also a relaxing and luxurious aspect.'' No item within the bathroom is more a testament to the shift from square to organic shapes than the hand basin. Larger, spacious bathrooms are likely to favour a statement piece in the form of a custom-designed vanity with one or two freestanding vessel basins. For smaller bathrooms that limit the size of the vanity to a depth of, say, 350mm, there are the semi-recessed models such as the beautifully-dished, semi- circular shape of the Coral (medium) and the curved sides of the softly recti- linear basin. These designs sit into the vanity with their front edges protruding from the benchtop, making a much smaller intrusion on space without compromising on the washing area. When bathroom space is really tight and benchtop space is limited, an undermount sink ensures the maximum amount of vanity surface is unimpeded by the basin. And for small powder rooms, with no room for a vanity, there are wall-mounted and pedestal designs. Designs and tips: tradelink.com.au Time for timber » ADVERTISING FEATURE Those looking to start a home-improving project this season should embrace timber, instead of a paintbrush. Quick fixes aren't limited to a coat of new paint. Timber provides a striking, affordable solution, lending itself to an array of applications. From edging to vertical wall panelling, timber introduces warmth, colour and texture to re-invigorate the home. Hardwood timber decking can feature indoors as well as out, providing a fresh aesthetic. Use it to create a beautiful, rich- coloured tabletop and seating or as a decorative screen to divide the room. Outdoors, garden beds, entertaining areas and water features can all be framed with decking timber for a fast transformation. Structural hardwood timber can also be used to build a stylish pergola. Add to this by designing a timber day bed or garden bench to be placed inside. Additionally, using timber has environmental benefits as it is a natural and fully renewable resource. Details: boraltimberflooring.com.au or call Boral Timber on 1800 818 317. 2058203i hlf wk2 Custom-Made Curtains Bedspreads Bed Heads Soft Furnishings Upholstery Great Fabric Selection Expert Advice 5/286 New Line Rd, Dural (Behind McDonalds) Ph: 9651 2745 glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains email@example.com www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150467K HLF wk45 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: firstname.lastname@example.org PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2271155i hln wk44 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens
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