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Home Living : February 22nd 2011
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Steam appeal: bathroom basics » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING A well-designed bathroom can be huge selling point for your home. When designing a good all-purpose bathroom, the most important thing to consider is space. A bathroom that doesn't feel cramped is going to be more appealing to prospective buyers. There are many ways to maximise the feeling of space in a bathroom without major changes to the layout or fittings. Floating vanities or toilets off the wall can make the bathroom seem larger because it shows more floor space. Frameless or semi-frameless shower screens also give the illusion of more space, as they don't create any visual barriers or block the light. As for colour schemes, it's safer to stick to white or neutral tones. Even though you may really like that aqua feature wall, a potential buyer may not, so it's a better idea to personalise your bathroom in non-permanent ways, such as with accessories or towels. It's important to make the bathroom as appealing as possible to a broad range of people, which means catering to all needs. So while you may not have any need for a bath, including one is safe bet. If it's the only bathroom in the house, you might want to put a bath in there, to cater for families. Storage is another key to creating a good bathroom, so be sure to include plenty of space for towels, cosmetics and cleaning products. If you want to go that extra mile, a few luxurious touches can't hurt either. Think heated towel rails or double basins. And with today's focus on sustainability and conserving our natural resources, some ''green'' features could also help. A cheap way to reduce power bills is adding dimmers to light switches, and introducing as much natural light as possible, with either windows or skylights. Lic. 149876C We are your 'one-stop' for building, maintenance and renovations solutions - regardless of the project small or large. Our quality, service and reputation is unrivalled. Take a look at www.creativeeye.com.au Interior + renovation work including bathrooms & kitchens + carpentry work + handyman/repair jobs + painting + storage areas Exterior + decking + pergolas + maintenance repairs Outside Living + entertainment areas + paving + cabanas/spas areas + bbq housing + fencing + screening + stairs renovations - gardens - outside living areas building solutions - interiors - exteriors For advice or a quote contact us on 0408 259 189 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 OPEN 7 DAYS www.impala.com.au Get Cooking WITH kitchens & bathrooms *Applies to cabinets only with every complete kitchen sold. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Conditions apply. Bld. Lic. No. 151088C ...and Save 20%* Showrooms at BROOKVALE 475 Pittwater Rd Ph: 9907 2729 PENNANT HILLS 370 Pennant Hills Rd (Cnr Fisher Ave) Ph: 9483 2222 DRUMMOYNE 125 Victoria Rd Ph: 9819 6915 www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 email@example.com Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2185304i hln wk10 FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices Custom Made Built In Wardrobes HMBTT QPPM GFODFT we specialise in: Shower Screens Splashbacks Glass Pool Fences All Mirrors Glass Balustrading Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote Dbmm opx gps tqfdjbm efbmt 1527 299 7:4 :918 :299 NFSDVQPOE HMBTT Tipxsppn . SZEF 37 Dpotujuvujpo Se xxx/nfsdvqpoe/dpn nfsdvqpoe`ipvAipunbjm/dpn 2185986i hln wk17 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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