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Home Living : September 13th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7 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.'' ON SALE NOW Call Judy 24/7: 0412 224 698 • 25 years experience • Call for your free consultation WEEDOO BLINDS & SHUTTERS 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 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 2126315 19/7 Tired of your old kitchen, and want a new look? Stone benchtops direct from the factory at affordable prices Why not update your vanity or laundry as well to a stonetop? Tel 1300 788 997 Sydney Stonetops • Free quotes • Free measure • D.I.Y. welcome Lic: 234457C Specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Sydney wide Free no obligation measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email email@example.com www.betaview.com.au 2176010i 1/3 NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN Shop 1, 295-299 Pennant Hills Rd,Thornleigh • Solid reputation • Exclusive flat roof profile • Excellent service that you can trust • Great design variations to suit all homes • Professional design skills • Customer service our priority • We deliver value beyond customer expectations CALL NOW FOR A FREE DESIGN APPRAISAL www.stylemasterpatios.com.au Lic No. 229620C 1300 761 201 • Awnings • Carports • Glass rooms • Screened Enclosures • Decks • Extensions 2216541 13/9 V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS
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