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Home Living : September 13th 2011
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3 bloom in your garden The Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS) agrees and says great gardens should create perfect pet and plant balance. Susie Willis from PIAS says pet owners are also moving away from the idea that you need a big backyard to care for pets. ''Our research shows that around 60 per cent of pet owners say their pet spent either more or equal amounts of time indoors as outdoors and that only 12 per cent of pet owners in high-density areas said that not having regular access to a secure outdoor space was an issue for them,'' says Ms Willis. ''The growing number of people living in high- density or high-rise accommodation are simply finding innovative ways to create a garden environment that is pet- friendly, even if it is a small balcony.'' HOMELIVING New lifestyle trends are seeing big changes in Australian gardens. Compact beauties are growing trends AUSTRALIAN gardens are going through massive transformations, and it's not just because of climate changes. Some of the biggest changes are occurring due to home and lifestyle trends. According to Elise Willemsen from Pope Products, a garden care and watering brand, while gardens have changed immensely over the past decade due to water restrictions, the changes began well before that. ''Probably the most significant change we see is garden size. And while for many the big yard is a thing of the past, smaller gardens, courtyards and decks can be as alluring, functional and rewarding,'' Ms Willemsen said. The era of the quarter-acre block (1000sq m) is long gone. Declining block sizes are also matched with increasing home sizes, leaving smaller spaces for gardens. ''Smaller spaces and an emphasis on outdoor living have led to some great developments in gardening products,'' Ms Willemsen said. ''Consumers are now looking for neat, compact items which can either be easily stored, or are stylish enough to have on display.'' 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 Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 2215288 6/9 COMPETE BLINDS 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c YOU THINK IT • WE MAKE IT CABINET MAKING PURPOSE-BUILT FOR YOU KITCHENS • LAUNDRIES • BEDROOMS OFFICES • SHOPS • DEVELOPMENTS ALL PLYWOOD, particle board, mdf & speciality panels, delivery, cabinetry hardware, discount paint, cut-to-size, edge-banding 1300 138 771 to nearest store email@example.com 26 Burrows Rd, ALEXANDRIA 9550 5356 83 Boundary Rd, PEAKHURST 9534 1839 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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