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Home Living : January 10th 2012
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3 NEW TRENDS ROUNDS OF THE KITCHEN ELEGANT THEMES FOR THE YEAR AHEAD Cube-shaped sinks are proving popular. Janita Singh KITCHENS are the epicentre of our homes and, as such, con- tinually evolve to meet our modern way of living. In 2012, the focus is on strik- ing the balance between clever design, quality and simplicity. Here, we forecast some elegant kitchen themes for the year with the help of Freedom Kitchen's national sales man- ager Susan Hasler and tell you how to create a practical, on- trend kitchen. LIVING SMART Convenience-meets- multifunctionality is a key trend for today's modern kitchen. Easy- to-maintain work areas featuring solid surface benchtops and smooth cabinet doors that require a simple wipe down are the popular choices for stress-free living, while clever storage sol- utions such as large drawers and multi-purpose island benches make organisation a breeze. Inte- grated drink fridges and coffee machines are becoming con- venient features of the keen enter- tainer's kitchen. LOOKING GOOD Creating a unique identity is important, and this is being seen with the introduction of timber veneer cabinetry mixed with gloss finishes. Bringing furniture pieces and artwork into the kitchen are great ways to add individuality and can be changed easily over time. The other on-trend inclusions for creating a statement kitchen are square- or cube-shaped sinks, integrated appliances, designer rangehoods and ambient lighting -- either as underbench LED strips or oversized hanging pendants. STRIKING THE BALANCE The demand for work/life bal- ance has had a profound effect on kitchen design. More people working from home means more connectivity throughout the home as well as bench space dedicated as work space. Book free design consultation by calling 1300 885 435. ECONOMICAL ECO DESIGN A modern, eco-conscious kitchen. SUSTAINABILITY is increasin- gly becoming a key consider- ation in the kitchen design process for 2012. From choosing energy- efficient appliances and lighting, to taps with good water ratings and clever waste systems for recycling, an eco-conscious kitchen cuts down on resources, saving money in the long run. Install a window in your kitchen that can be opened. This is a simple energy-saving alternative to using a ran- gehood. Kitchens that open onto outdoor decking and patios for easy, year-round entertaining are becoming a priority in Aust- ralian homes. Adding bi-fold windows from the kitchen to an outdoor bar brings the outdoors in. BUDGET BATH RESURFACING Quality at a Budget Price We Resurface: • Baths & Basins • Tiles & Accessories • Complete Bathroom Makeover • Fully Licensed & Insured • All Major Credit Cards Call for a Professional Near You!! FREE CALL 1800 042 284 www.budgetbaths.com.au 2162540 18/10 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 Chairs & Lounges Permanent Exhibition Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 Castle Hill Home Hub Centre Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 02 9634 8855 www.niceinteriors.com.au 3CANDINAVIAN DESIGNED RECLINER CHAIRS From only $1399 2149241 2/8 www.australianhotwater.com.au Visit the Australian Hot Water Web site or call our office for a free quote on 13 21 13 Ph:132113 AUSTRALIAN HOT WATER Your Local Hot Water Specialist CASHBACK $300 VISA CARD* For replacing existing electric hot water system to gas. Other rewards may be applicable call our office for further details. SUPPLY, INSTALL AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND TYPES OF HOT WATER SYSTEMS BREAKDOWN HOT WATER REPLACEMENTS FREE GAS CONNECTIONS Conditions apply. Offer ends 31st Jan 2012. WE DO FREE QUOTES! 2114248 29/11 *VISA GIFT CARD
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