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Home Living : August 9th 2011
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 1 For impact, just add water feature WATER features make great additions to pools and gardens. And whether you want to set up a small feature or build something bold, it pays to do some research. The term water feature encompasses a raft of possibilities. Specialist businesses can design and install your feature or, if you're handy and watching your wallet, you can opt for a complete DIY job or choose something ready-made from a home centre or garden store. NSW Swimming Pool and Spa Association CEO Spiros Dassakis says water features are the answer to garden chic and the designs are limited only by your imagination. ''From fountains, urns, spheres, ponds, sculptures and rockeries to water walls, water features are making a big splash,'' he said. It's important to plan your water feature to perfection. Location, location Before excavating for a pond or large water feature, confirm the location of utility lines. Avoid placing it beneath trees which will fill it with leaves and debris. If you are installing a spray fountain, place it in a spot that is protected from the wind. Scale, proportion and style The style should reflect your home and garden. A water feature that mimics shapes found in nature will work well in an informal setting while something bold, steel and sculptural will take an architectural style to a whole new level. Material Water features can be made from many different materials, including stainless steel, glass, copper, acrylic, concrete and stone. With stone, you have the choice of natural stones such as granite or sandstone, or reproduction stone that mimics natural stone. Money matters Even if it's a DIY job, the cost of building a water feature can add up. Plan ahead so that you don't run into expensive problems down the track. Shaken or stirred Do you want the whisper of moving water or a Zen-like still- water garden? Moving water requires a power source to run the pump and, although most pumps must be wired to conventional 120V circuits, low- voltage versions are available for some types of small pumps. Details: www.spasa.org.au. HOMELIVING 1582-1584 Canterbury Road Punchbowl Tel 9708 6888 | 9708 6688 www.goodkitchenbathroom.com.au Mon-Fri9am-5pm|Sat-Sun9.30am-4pm massive discounts on kitchens and bathrooms 2058877 19/7 L shape kitchen including 10 cabinets with polyurethane doors and granite benchtop CUSTOM DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE from $1850 Whole sale hotline: 0422123760 firstname.lastname@example.org from $350 plus free base bar from $185 from $90 from $250 from $250 from $150 from $65 from $170 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM FOR A FREE QUOTE ATOPTIDE Good Kitchen & Bathroom Ashfield 244 --246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 Minchinbury Shop 33, M Centre, 40 Sterling Rd 9675 6885 Roselands 1112 -- 1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr. Stephenson St.) 4 Locations Come to us before you buy - Conditions apply Buy online www.bathroomcentre.com.au Aus. std Close coupled ceramic toilet. 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc From$150 RRP $256 Wall faced Aus std Soft closed seater. 4 star wells 4.5/3.0Ldfc From$329 RRP $480 Allura Luxury spa, 6 jets, hot pump Only$695 RRP $785 Laundry Tub Only $155 RRP $195 Leading brand toilet. Aus std Wells 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc Only$99 RRP $148 High Gloss vanity 600mm Only $199 RRP $265 We have all sizes of vanities (from mini 510mm to 1800mm), single or double bowls, or custom made to meet your needs. Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$39 RRP $65 Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From$29 RRP $55 AUS.std square shower head Wels 3 star 7.5l/pm Only$95 RRP $280 Luxury free standing bath Tap not included Only$985 RRP $1455 Luxury Aus. std, square basin mixer Wells 5 star 6l/pm Only$89 RRP $280 Luxury Aus. std, square bath/shower mixer $95 RRP $260 Granville Shop 1/164-166 Parramatta Rd (cnr. Bold St) 9682 1662 MTV Bathroom Centre "Grand Opening Sale To Celebrate Our New Store In Granville! Good News for Parramatta Area!! Hurry! While stocks last!!" Top quality and unbeatable price 2115650 12/7
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