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Home Living : March 27th 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7 BATHING BEAUTIES WHY BIGGER IS BETTER CREATE A LUXURIOUS BATHROOM Space vital in creating an opulent, extravagant bathroom. THEY'RE the bathrooms you see in maga- zines -- large and luxurious. Often architecturally designed, they're in the houses of the rich and fabulous. What makes these bathrooms so covet- ed? Samantha Anderson, of Cass Brothers Fine Bathroomware, explains what mat- ters in making award-winning bathrooms. Space: Modern bathrooms are large, spacious areas, often as big as a bedroom. The ambience created by a spacious bathroom is opulent and extravagant. Light: Natural bathroom light through the use of floor to ceiling windows and skylights gives it a fresh, organic appeal. There are so many options to choose from, including glass louvre windows and glass bricks to tinted or frosted windows. Views: Who wouldn't want to be soaking away in their freestanding bath looking out over the ocean, lake or mountains? Bathroom views are rare and a real find in real estate. If you're building a new home, this is something to discuss with your architect and builder. Bathroom fittings: Beautiful sculp- tural bathroom fittings give your bath- room the wow factor. There are so many amazing options to choose from, it's like selecting a piece of art for your bathroom. MAKE-OVERS Outdoor dining areas are great. RENOVATION TRENDS HEALTH issues such as light, fresh air and noise control are some of the most import- ant features for Australian home buyers and renovators. Well-designed smaller and smarter sustainable homes are more popu- lar, says Archicentre, the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects. Top renovation trends include: Multi-purpose rooms are popular and come in many combinations. Combined kitchen, dining and living areas are particu- larly popular with families. Low-maintenance living Paint-free architecture, earthy textures, very natural. Paved courtyards with an emphasis on drought-resistant plants. Polished timber flooring is the epitome of low-maintenance. Indoor/outdoor alfresco or open-air, ideally flowing from an open-plan kitchen, dining area with bi-fold or stackable doors into a paved area or decking. Garden design Multiple light wells and courtyards around the home, bringing light and views to living areas. y p y y ver 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 firstname.lastname@example.org 2127314 23/8 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Kitchen Direct Australia The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 ABSOLUTE www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience Builders Lic. No. 208107C Original Charlwood Group Carports N Awnings N Pergolas Timber Decks N Screen Enclosures N Glass Rooms FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE 2203307 30/08 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 Shuttermaster Awnings-Shutters-Blinds-Doors 1300 886 184 www.shuttermaster.com.au FREE QUOTE 7 DAYS Up to 40% OFF SALE 2038817 13/3 NEW SHOWROOM OPENED! www.timbershades.com.au See our great display of Plantation Shutters, Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Timber Venetian and Panel Glide Blinds. All your Window Covering Needs Mon-Fri 9am -- 5pm, Sat by appt. 23/7 Sefton Road, Thornleigh, NSW Ph: 9484 2425 2139615-28/2
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