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Home Living : March 8th 2011
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Pavers get bigger » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING The popularity of the stylish large- format paver is not about to suffer a crash any time soon. In fact, Australians' preferences are evolving to a softer colour palette in keeping with what is architecturally desirable in landscaping and house design. According to Boral product manager Mark Dell, Australian homeowners and landscape designers are responsible for a second evolution of the very popular large-format paver. Starting at a hefty 400x400mm, large-format pavers stretch to the maxi 600x400mm. With the trend in large-format pavers beginning around 12 years ago, the latest transformation features the fine- tuning of textures and colours. There has been a steady trend away from earlier rustic textures and strong colours, such as dark brown and ochre. Today's pavers feature barely-there finishes and neutral colours to create clean, simplified lines for uncluttered outdoor areas. Mr Dell said the borders, trims and feature pieces in paving have long gone, giving way to single-colour schemes for entire outdoor areas. ''It's really about taking the indoors to the outside -- inside we see clean lines, light-coloured, large-format floor tiles and this extends all the way out in a smooth, uninterrupted motion.'' In keeping with uncluttered designs, paver laying patterns have also been simplified with only one or two patterns -- stacked and stretcher being the most popular. The large-format pavers are easy to lay, and need only four to six pavers per square metre of ground. Details: Call Boral on 1300 134 002 or visit boral.com.au/landscaping One wonder! Help is just one click away with the handy FirstCall pendant. Click! and it automatically phones your family and friends. No monitoring fees. No contracts. For greater peace-of-mind and securit y for loved ones, make FirstCall your first call! Medical Alarms CALL 1300 994 096 or www.firstcallconnect.com.au @27+8>;7. ;8*- +;884?*5. 9187.# "" " " ``` OUXX[RWP\XU^]RXW\ LX ]XWb)OUXX[RWP\XU^]RXW\ LX Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS 2142583i 23/11 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 OPEN 7 DAYS www.impala.com.au Get Cooking WITH kitchens & bathrooms *With every complete kitchen sold. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Conditions apply. Bld. Lic. No. 151088C ...and get Caesarstone for Laminate* 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 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au FREE upgrade to a Daikin 4 zone controller with the purchase of any Daikin ducted system & 10% OFF all wall mounted split systems WINNER 2144808i 22/2 SUMMER SAVINGS... 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 Give your windows & doors a new look. Widest range available. Internal and External Timber and Aluminium, Internal Shutters, Motorised Blinds, Blockout Blinds, Roman Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds and more... Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9981 4443. www.boomerangblinds.com.au Blinds &Shutters 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
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