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Home Living : October 16th 2012
DESIGNING THE LOOK PEOPLE make more con- sidered decisions about the products they have in their bathroom, including furniture. The most popular ranges in- clude unique options that cater to the trend of increased per- sonalisation in the bathroom. Many vanity units now incor- porate hidden compartments and extra storage options, which are particularly popular with customers, says Ms Geels. There has also been a move from simple cabinetry to el- egant pieces of furniture. BATHROOM TRENDS SPLASH HIT BATHS THREE TOP BUYS OF THE YEAR Custom furniture, heated towel rails and freestanding baths have become must-have items for the modern bathroom, according to Reece. Janita Singh DESIRE for change in the bath- room is reflected in our varying spending habits. Bathroom specialist Reece says the top trends for the year are freestanding baths, heated towel rails and custom bathroom furniture. Freestanding baths The popularity of this type of bath has tripled over the past three years. And with so many captivating, freestanding op- tions available, it is fast becom- ing the must-have item for any modern bathroom. Designers and consumers have embraced the trend. Nearly every finalist in the recent annual Reece Beautiful Bathroom Competition in- cluded a freestanding bath. Heated towel rails Sales have more than doubled in recent years and they have become one of the most popular bathroom items. Reece bath- room marketing manager Belinda Geels said homeowners enjoyed the instant touch of luxury that a heated towel rail offered and they had become a ''must-have''. ''Many customers are sur- prised to learn that heated towel rails are far more affordable than they expected,'' she said. ''Some of our ranges even use up to 25 per cent less energy than standard heated rails.'' 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 ... Master Builders Association HIA Member Builders Lic: 93536C Visit our Showroom: 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET Call us: For FREE measure and quote 1300 364 290 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au FREE QUOTES: PE RGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CUSTOM BUILT Have your Pergola built before Christmas! CONDITIONS APPLY HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRAL IA NEW SOUTH WAL E S LIBERTYPROCESS STABILITY F IRST INCORPORATED 1873 142a victoria rd, gladesville nsw 2111 t: 02 9817 8296 f: 02 9817 8430 e: email@example.com www.petres.com.au 20% OFF Curtains & Blinds when you mention this ad PACKAGE DEAL SALE Craftsmen of Unique Australian Hardwood Furniture GLADESVILLE -- 334 Victoria Road. Ph: 98176999 STANMORE -- 78 Parramatta Road. Ph: 95577770 ALEXANDRIA -- 16 O riordan St. Ph: 83949411 www.wildwooddesigns.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS 2131583 3/4 STYLISH RED GUM AND JARRAH BEDS AMAZING RED GUM TABLES KILN DRIED SLABS CUSTOM MADE TV UNITS UNIQUE DESIGNS WE ARE FAMOUS FOR OUR STUNNING TABLES 15 YEARS STRONG TOUGH TABLES MADE TO LAST Technology in Guttering We solve all these guttering problems: DISPLAY HOMES NEEDED 2150339_25/9 FREE QUOTE INCORRECT FALL causes gutters to overflow. Our amazing patented adjustable bracket guarantees all the water flows away. LEAVES The raised filters ensure little maintenance and great bush fire protection ENDS RUST the PVC gutter inside the system is protected from sunlight and will last a lifetime PERGOLAS we end gutter overflow once and for all Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.easyflow.com.au 1800 897 444 Lic No 217087c • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road, Cammeray Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 9908 5503 2220426 26/6 WARDROBES
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