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Home Living : July 24th 2012
BATHROOMS SPACE NEEDED IN COOL RENO STAY IN FRAME WITH DESIGN Janita Singh There are plenty of options to go with for a bathroom renovation. A WELL-DESIGNED bathroom can be a huge selling point for your home, so what should you consider when renovating? When designing a good all- purpose bathroom, the most im- portant thing to consider is space. A bathroom that has enough space to move around in without feeling cramped is going to be much more appealing to prospective buyers. There are many ways to maxi- mise the feeling of space in a smaller bathroom without major changes to the layout or fittings. Floating vanities or toilets off the wall can give the impression that the bathroom is larger than it is, as it creates more visible floor space. Frameless or semi- frameless shower screens also give the illusion of more space, as they don't create any visual bar- riers or block the light. According to experts, these are almost stan- dard in any new bathroom today. As for colour schemes, it's safer to stick to white or neutral tones. Even though you may really like that aqua feature wall, a potential buyer may not, so it's a better idea to personalise your bathroom in non-permanent ways, using acces- sories or towels. It's important to make the bath- room as appealing as possible to a broad range of people, which means catering to all needs. So while you may not have any desire for a bathtub, installing one is a safe bet. Prospective buyers will certainly expect to see one in the main bathroom. Storage is another key to cre- ating a good bathroom, and can make or break a design, so be sure to include plenty of space for towels, cosmetics and cleaning products. If you want to go the extra mile, a few luxurious ad- ditions can't hurt, such as heated towel rails or double basins. With today's focus on sustain- ability, think environmentally friendly features like water-saving fitting and fixtures. SLEEK, MODERN LINES WIN DAY A vision for an open bathroom to be enjoyed daily, took the top award in Reece's Beautiful Bath- room Competition. The winning bathroom from Dural (pictured above), was not only practical but functional, boasting a calming and contem- porary design. The overall winner was a mono- chromatic retreat --- a beautiful open bathroom connected to the master bedroom. With sleek, modern lines mixed in with traditional touches, the bathroom featured twin basins complemented by chic tapware, while the elegant timber screens created a calming sense of priv- acy. A freestanding bath was a focal feature. Reece's annual search to find Australia's best bathrooms ran online with public voting. Two other bathrooms won the Aust- ralian people's choice awards. The natural beauty bathroom from Cottles Bridge, Victoria, used natural material, simple lines and luxurious, modern fittings and a freestanding bath. 3AMMUT 3TREET 3MITHFIELD WWW GLIDEROL COM &/2 ! &2%% -%!352% 15/4% #!,, o -ANUFACTURERS OF RESIDENTIAL ROLLERS DOORS o 3ECTIONAL OVERHEAD DOORS o !UTOMATIC GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS 2059752i 11/01 MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... Sheds for Rural -- Domestic -- Industrial Capital Steel Buildings -- South West Unit 2/14 Porrende St, Narellan Visit our Showroom -- Open 6 Days PHONE 4647 1055 "Built on Service" Lic 219016c Full Custom Designs www.csbsouthwest.com.au www.shedsafe.com.au (see who is accredited by the ASI in your area) All prices listed above include gst and 1 or 2 roller doors as applicable -- shed engineering currently reg.A. TCat.3. IL2. If higher engineering required customer needs to advise applicable wind speeds etc. BUILDER LIC NO 219016C ABN 33 626 180 749 -- delivery available - concrete prices based on a level -- accessible site . Free onsite visit available to confirm before depositing. $6400 2016717i 19/4 CHEAPEST SHEDS IN MACARTHUR Double & Carport from $5,650 5.4 x 6 x 2.4 kit $3900 -- build $700 -- slab $2200 6x6x2.4kit $4400--build $700 --slab$2375 7x7x2.4kit $5200--build $800 --slab$3200 6x9x2.4kit $5600--build $900 --slab$3560 7 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $6500 -- build $1200 -- slab $4850 9 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $8200 -- build $1400 -- slab $6200 ALL SHEDS FULLY CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS Barns from $7400 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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