SCENE November 2016
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Inside 4. Tribal Wandering Bring the tribal look into your home.
6. Sweet Dreams Update your bedroom with one of these stunning bed linen sets.
Summer’s here and with it comes the desire to freshen up the home, get outside and spruce up the garden, or enjoy a family bbq in the outdoor living area. Our local builders, decorators, suppliers and tradesmen have a wealth of expertise and knowledge when it comes to creating anew look, adding to your home or starting a build from scratch. Remember shop local where you can, it’s what keeps the Valley moving. Cover images courtesy: (Main Pic) Asko (Shaynna Blaze on Kitchen Design, Legend Linen and Dynamic Graphics.
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16. Kitchen Design Shaynna Blaze give us her tips for designing your dream kitchen. 24. Bathroom Don’ts 7 bathroom design mistakes you really shouldn’t make.
8. Bamboo We take a look at the range of bamboo homewares that are now available.
34. Working from Home Just launched is the new Tessellate Modular home office space.
14. Kitchen Must Haves We look at items that no kitchen should be without.
49. Husqvarna Automower Bringing effortless mowing to the Australian Backyard.
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Get Inspired... The tribal trend has been around for a while now but it keeps reinventing itself by expanding across the seas from Africa. It infuses itself with other ethnic and ancient cultures such as influences from Native America, Europe, and Chinese heritage to create an even bolder statement with more intricate patterns. This latest Tribal trend is referred to as Multi-Tribal and is richly woven with warm, earthy colours and is heavy influenced by animal prints and motifs as well as splashes of colour. The step away from the original tribal concept creates a more visually rich and textured designs. Although being originally from all different parts of the worldâ€™s ancient tribes and cultures, these creations fit flawlessly together in this trend. So get a little edgy and have fun by adding pieces that are full of life. To keep this latest tribal trend modern, be sure to add bursts of colour. So go on, donâ€™t be afraid of the jungle and tribalise your summer this season! Stockists: a(A) Vast Interior 153 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour b Phone: 665 21111 (B) Freedom Furniture, Park Beach Home Base 252 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour Phone: 6650 0755 (C) Early Settler, Park Beach Home Base, 252 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour Phone: 6652 7312
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Neo Teal is an upbeat bright in teal, mint and peach in a jumble of geometrics – large scale on the quilt cover’s front and a smaller variation on the reverse. The colours are joyful, the pattern uplifting. Choose accessories in tonal orange – such as the Ombre Coral throw – to add further zest.
Referencing the highly evocative poppy flower, Opium Red features a stunning abstract floral in saturated red and black on a white background. While the front of the quilt cover is a large-scale painterly effect the reverse is a clever contrast - a small scale palm print in red and black that is duplicated in the European Pillowcases.
Roma Pontoon, by Ltd. from Logan & Mason, is high fashion and utterly on-trend! Its mix of abstract swirls and whorls, in a wash of tonal blues in a beautiful painterly effect, were inspired by the ebb and flow of the ocean. The intricate honeycomb graphic on the quilt cover’s reverse – in blue and white – is the perfect counterbalance for this uber-stylish summer bedtime look.
Juliette Rose from Logan & Mason is a bed of lush florals in a wash of watercolour brushstrokes that utterly transforms what could have been a classic floral print. Tonal hues of pink, blush and purple are offset by an unexpected lace print in teal green on the quilt cover’s reverse. 6 Home Scene - November 2016
he bedroom can be one of the easiest and cheapest rooms to update the look of and when you consider it is one room we spend most of our time in, it should be a space that is not overlooked. Sometimes a simple declutter and fresh new bed linen is all that is needed to create an elegant and soothing retreat perfect for summer. Legend Linen has recently released its Look Book for summer bedlinen so there’s no lack of choice and no shortage of designs that will inject lush new style into your bedroom. Here’s just a few ideas.
Manly Sorbet is the wild child of the look – blocks of triangular colour in black, white, peach, lemon, lime and sky blue. This quilt cover is fun, yet very smart – and it has a stunning reverse in a black and white box print.
Priya Sorbet is the new-look boho-chic – fresh, soft and playful it’s a look that can be easily accessorised with cushions and throws (such as the Ombre Throw Rug, Raffles and Tassel Square Cushions) in a mix of coral and turquoise hues. Stockist: MacLeod’s Furniture Shop 15-16, Park Beach Homebase, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 (02) 6651 1166 72 Prince St, Grafton NSW 2460 (02) 6643 1911
Legend Linen has released a range of vintage-washed linen blend quilt cover sets, under its Private Collection Label, that embodies our love of raw simplicity and chromatic restraint. Versai combines two natural fibres – linen and cotton – to create a luxuriously understated look that is soothingly soft to the skin, year round. Cool in summer, warm in winter Versai – in its carefully balanced colour palette – creates a cocoon of sophisticated comfort. The magic lies in the carefully edited colour palette - charcoal, denim, linen and white – that sits casually and elegantly with simple interiors and natural finishes such as timber, stone, knits and leather. Two defining details of Versai are the fabric ties that secure the openings of both the quilt covers and pillowcases – a practical yet perfectly proportioned solution – and its affordability. Luxury without limits!! For details on local stockists: www.privatecollectionaustralia.com.au
Vintage washed linen creates a welcome haven
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Go Bamboo cotton buds (pack of 200) From: www.biome.com.au
Bamboo Timber Vanity Top From: www.highgrovebathrooms.com.au
Sante Bamboo Rug, Beige From: www.zanui.com.au
Greenington Mimosa Table and Stool From: www.furniture.temperaturedesign.com.au/ collections/greenington-collection
Davis & Waddell Terrain Woven Bamboo Napkin Holder From: www.www.davisandwaddell.com.au
Greenington Current Chair From: www.furniture.temperaturedesign.com.au/ collections/greenington-collection
Bamboo Pillar Candle (Set of 3) From: www.zanui.com.au
Davis & Waddell Terrain Bamboo Bowl Medium From: www.davisandwaddell.com.au
Go Bamboo clothes pegs (pack of 20) From: www.biome.com.au
Sustainable Natural Beautiful
Davis & Waddell Bamboo Mortar & Pestle From: www.davisandwaddell.com.au
Davis & Waddell Bamboo Cheese Markers Set/6 From: www.davisandwaddell.com.au
Aquala-bath-caddy From: www.gifts.com.au/products/umbra
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Go Bamboo Veggie Brush From: www.biome.com.au
Painted Bamboo Laundry Basket, Natural From: www.zanui.com.au
Amalfi S/3 Samut Baskets From: www.amalfihomewares.com.au
Davis and Waddell Bamboo Kitchenware From: Kitchen to Table, Shop 2 / 22 Coldstream Street, Yamba
Neek Lipstick From: www.biome.com.au
NO ISSUES tissues, Australiaâ€™s first 100% bamboo tissues From: Coles and Woolworths stores
iKOU Oil Burner â€“ Bamboo Spa From: www.biome.com.au
Shamboo Caddy From: www.gifts.com.au/products/umbra
The benefits of Bamboo
New wall shelf From: www.furniture.temperaturedesign.com.au/ collections/greenington-collection
amboo homewares offer a range of health, aesthetic and environmental benefits for your home. Bamboo is remarkably sustainable due to its resilient and prolific nature, requiring minimal water and no fertilisers or pesticides. It grows at a much faster rate than regular trees and is naturally regenerative, making it a more sustainable alternative to timber and cotton. It only takes bamboo approximately four years to reach maturity opposed to regular trees which can take between 25 to 70 years. Bamboo is a great material for allergy sufferers as it is antibacterial and hypo-allergenic. There are many ways you can decorate your home with bamboo. Similar
to timber, bamboo adds a natural element to the space. Its light colour and characteristics that resemble timber enhance and complement most colour palettes. Bamboo in its natural state makes a great feature on its own and when manufactured correctly, makes quality and environmentally friendly products. From pegs and toothbrushes to kitchen scrubbers and tea towels, there are many stylish and practical bamboo products on the market that offer a healthier and more sustainable alternative to plastic products, providing a safer environment for your family. Tracey Bailey, Founder and Director of Biome Eco Stores.
Totally Bamboo Utensil Set/5 From: www.albi.com.au
Bamboo Cotton Towels and Decorator Mats
Neoflam Bamboo Cutting Board From: Kitchen to Table, Shop 2 / 22 Coldstream Street, Yamba
Bass Bamboo medium wide tooth comb From: www.biome.com.au
Davis & Waddell Bamboo Rolling Pin From: www.davisandwaddell.com.au
Bamboo Laundry Basket with Rope Handle (Set of 2)) From: www.zanui.com.au
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ADD A SPLASH OF
BY: HEIDI BRETT
Cushions are usually the last thing that we pick to finish off a room. They can be used to complement or as an accent for an existing colour scheme or interior design theme and with a little bit of work can beautifully tie in all of the elements of your home together. You might actually be surprised by the difference a few well picked cushions can make to your bed, daybed, lounge or outdoor setting. At VAST we have an ever changing assortment of gorgeous cushions including outdoor and indoor cushions. We have a riot of bright colourful tropical designs including classic Hamptons with cool blues and navy and white. Anna Chandler cushions are amazing with her elaborately decorated designs creating a magnificent coloured mosaic that will delight the senses. Maybe you are after a more subtle style. Our range of unique stone washed jacquard cushions are finished by hand. You will fall in love with the texture and softness. Cushions look fabulous wherever you place them and are a perfect finishing touch to any room in your home. They are an easy and attractive way to add colour, pattern and contrast to a roomâ€™s decor and of course can also be replaced without to much fuss whenever your after a new look.
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ith the onset of longer days and warmer weather, now is the perfect time to update our homes. Whether it be a new colour scheme, window coverings or items of furniture, many companies are releasing designs reflecting the change of seasons, with a view to bringing nature indoors and indoors into nature. When considering colour changes to your interior, it’s important to establish the atmosphere you would like to create – how you would like to feel within the space. If uplifting energy is your goal, then vibrant hues will be your friend. Used as an accent in furnishings and/or a feature wall they will invigorate a space. This season’s must have colours are blush, salmon, coral and apricot. These related colours pair beautifully with grey tones, which have been a popular hard surface colour choice (tiles etc) over the past couple of years. They also work equally well with light to medium toned timbers. Heading into summer we will see more of the vibrant blues, greens, teals and aquas filtering into our interiors. Reflecting the colours of the ocean, they will provide a welcome haven to cool and calm our senses on a hot day. Combine these with earthy neutrals and natural textiles and you will have a match made in heaven.
BY: KAREN HIRST
Warwick Fabrics “Florinova” fabric range (left) and “Frida” fabric range (right) both botanical inspired,will add a fresh, tropical zing to any space! (availableKH Inspired Design)
Prints “Exotic Feather IV & II” from “The Designer Boys Collections” depicting the vibrant blues/greens we will see filter through come summer (available KHIDesign)
Creating beautiful functional spaces...
Spring hues (“Frida” fabrics) pared with Dulux “Sheer Green” and “Whisper White” walls. The effect is vibrant and cheerful! A recently finished interior – collaboration between KH Inspired Design and client.
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The Moroccan inspired “Jali” sheer fabric (left) and “Lovina” collection (right) will add light filled softness and weathered character to an interior (both Warwick Fabrics - available KHIDesign)
If a relaxing haven is the preferred goal, then a softer “weathered” look may inspire. Basically a more subtle “imperfect” version of the afore mentioned colours plus a sprinkling of deeper blues and neutrals. Driven by a desire to slow down and appreciate nature’s natural life cycles, the use of these colours and fabrics will imbue a pared back organic quality to your home. Soft, relaxed and easy to live with. Perfect for our summer interiors! The addition of a few beautiful leafy green plants will add an additional punch of freshness and texture, further blurring the division between our interior space and the great outdoors!
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• Surface Selection - Tiles, Laminates, Wall Coverings
• Soft Furnishings, Furniture Items & Decorative Accessories
• Curtains & Roman Blinds
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Pitch Dark is an undefinable palette that challenges the senses and plays on the idea of finding dark spaces more relaxing, meditative and exploratory which in the past has been associated with light colours. It’s a new way forward for interiors and the use of strong colours like blacks and dark charcoals, combined with rich reds, moody nudes and deep blue is a palette that is coming into its own.
The colour library
Strata is a rich and earthy palette that mimics the colours found in the layers of the earth. The diversity of the colours is reminiscent of those variations found in the environment. It features ruddy tans and browns, paired with lush deep greens found in fauna and plant life, with a hint of sea blue which is complemented by neutral base colours.
he Haymes Colour Library was created to start conversations about the latest directions in colour and design. The latest release to this innovative new colour trends model introduces Volume 8, Colour Forecast, consisting of three colour themes; Stark Beauty, Strata and Pitch Dark, each with its own palette of nine colours, with four core colours showcased for each colour story. Wendy Rennie, Colour &
Concept Manager at Haymes Paint explains the inspiration behind Volume 8, Colour Forecast. “Volume 8 covers the diverse collection of colour and design directions we see influencing the market globally. We’ve presented this volume in three distinct colour stories that we believe will work well across interiors, particularly in Australia.” “There is no one size fits all
approach and often it’s the blend of external factors like culture, arts, politics and commerce that influence our trends and colour palettes,” Wendy said. Haymes Paint released its innovative, new colour trends model – The Colour Library earlier this year, which is their new tool used for the release of the company’s colour stories and themes. Stockist: Yamba Paint Place
Stark Beauty is a finely crafted approach to interiors that blends together a soft minimalism with an almost Japanese aesthetic and sensibility. The colours are simple parings of subtle whites and bold leafy greens providing a palette that is both fresh, energizing and balanced.
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Not just any
With designs that are bold and modern, these strikingly beautiful fans will make a real impact in your home. Fanimation has been creating fans that circulate air using the latest technology for efficiency, convenience and seamless control. Yet, with such unique and creative styles, the fans are sought out for their beauty as much as for the functional purpose they provide. Stockist: Yamba Tiles and LIghting Network
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Create the perfect outdoor space Spring has well and truly sprung! Spring is the season for salty swims, sunny days and of course, entertaining! Does your outdoor space need a bit of a revive before you start to invite your loved ones over for those Sunday BBQs? Park Beach HomeBase have all of your entertainment needs covered this Spring and Summer. See below for some great tips on how to create the perfect outdoor space.
THE DINING TABLE
The Dining Table The dining table is an essential element to your outdoor space. Consider the space that you have, how many people you think that you will regularly host and the shape of your space. This will determine what type of table that you should use in your outdoor space. HomeBase retailers offer a great range of dining tables to suit every taste and budget.
The Accessories Add you own personal touch with some outdoor accessories. Whether it be some plants, an outdoor rug or some candles, these small additions can really pack a punch to your outdoor area!
The BBQ Perhaps the most important part of outdoor entertainment area? Barbeques Galore have a great range for all different needs. From the humble BBQ to Pizza Ovens, they have you covered. Not only do they have a great range but they can also offer helpful advice to help you get the most from your BBQ!
Hungry for more interior inspiration, the latest trends and great sales? Make sure you subscribe to the HomeBase Blog at www. parkbeachhomebase.com.au and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 1. EARLY SETTLER: Trenton Table 2. BARBEQUES GALORE: Landmann Pantera with Portable Stand 3. FREEDOM: Fiddle Leaf Fig 61cm 4. EARLY SETTLER: Aruba Zebra 45x45 Cushion 5. FREEDOM: Adelphi 7 piece dining package 14 Home Scene - November 2016
KITCHEN Don't just be a cook... be a Cook Expert!
With 12 automatic functions and an Expert mode, the Magimix Cook Expert is not only for the enthusiastic home cook, but also for the most advanced. Preset functions include soup, simmer, steam, dough, frozen sessert, egg whites and more. Or get creative in Expert mode and control all aspects of the Cook Expert - Time, Revolutions and Temperature.
Magimix Cook Expert is an appliance that truly matches design with functionality. Not only can Cook Expert cook a myriad of dishes from starters to desserts, it can also whisk, steam, blend, puree, mix and make dough in the double wall stainless steel thermo bowl. Cook Expert also converts to a fully fledged food processor allowing you to effortlessly slice, grate, mince, chop and more! And with the optional accessories such as a juice extractor, citrus press and dicing kit, the possibilities are endless. This Magimix Cook Expert is truly multifunctional with 12 automatic programmes-soup, smoothie, bread dough, slice, grate and much more!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Want to get creative? Switch to EXPERT mode! Transparent Bowls Metal Bowl INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM Pinpoint accuracy to 1 degree with a temperature range of 30°C-140°C. FOOD PROCESSOR Metal Blade Slicers/Graters Not only does Cook Expert cook, it can slice, grate, chop, mince and more. RINSE CYCLE Done cooking? Simply pour some Steamer Universal Blade water and a drop of detergent into the stainless steel bowl, choose RINSE and your bowl is clean in one minute! RECIPES 300+ recipe book included plus Egg Whisk Spatula download the Magimix Cook Expert app on the App Store or Google Play for thousands more recipes. You can even send your recipes to be included on the app for the world to see! Free Cook Expert Ap Recipe Book THE ACCESSORIES
Juice Extractor Kit
plus Mini Bowl & Blade and Kitchen Scales (not shown)
Dice & French Fry Kit
Stockist: Kitchen to Table Shop 2 / 22 Coldstream Street, Yamba NSW 2464 PH: 02 6646 1577
MUST HAVES Maxwell & Williams White Basics Cosmopolitan Dinner Set - 32pce This set combines the two great M&W lines. White Basics Porcelain Dinnerware and 18/10 Stainless Steel Cosmopolitan Cutlery. In the set you will get: 4 Teaspoons, 4 Table Spoons, 4 Forks, 4 Table Knives, 4 340ml Porcelain Mugs, 4 18cm Porcelain Bowls, 4 19cm Porcelain Side Plates, 4 27.5cm Porcelain Dinner Plates. Stockist: Kitchen to Table Shop 2 / 22 Coldstream Street, Yamba NSW 2464 PH: 02 6646 1577
Colours Pop, Flowers Zing Cleaning Rocks! Spring fever has hit the cleaning arena with a new range of accessories featuring funky florals, vivid colour and whimsical caricatures! Spain’s Vigar collection of Flower Power everyday cleaning/washing tools will wipe away the boredom from even the most mundane of household chores – from washing-up and dusting to sweeping and scrubbing. Dusters take the form of large daisies, rubber gloves reveal the perfect manicure and a cute Lady Bug takes on the toughest scrubbing job. Colours are bright, each piece is fun – and what’s more, they get the job done! Each of the Vigar cleaning tools is highly durable and selected for its efficiency and ergonomic attributes. Brooms, Dust Pans and Brushes, Microfibre Sponges and Dusters, Dish Brushes, Pot Scrubbers and Rubber Gloves all create a spot of sunshine during household chores with their vivid colours, vibrant flowers and caricature faces. But not only do they look good - each is designed to clean efficiently and effectively. The rubber gloves deserve special mention – bright pink, beautifully shaped and extra long to protect sleeves. There is a choice of two designs – blue and pink large-scale floral blooms or small scale spotted pattern in pink and green. Stockists: www.hsw.com.au
Citrus and Ginger The fresh flavours of summer 2016
The innovative Microplane brand is one step ahead of the trend having just released two clever new tools for the fast and easy prep of these two key ingredients – an ergonomic Flexi Zesti zester and an ingenious Ginger Tool. The Microplane Flexi Zesti is in a smart new shape, that fits both the curve of the palm and the shape of the citrus fruit. This all makes for ease of use plus fast and efficient zesting. he grating side of the tool actually flexes to the shape of the fruit, while the domed side moulds so well to the hand that its use is effortless. The freshly grated zest is collected in the integrated chamber – and is accessed by simply removing the silicone top and inverting the appliance.
The Microplane Ginger Tool is the complete answer to preparing fresh ginger – it simplifies the task of peeling, grating AND slicing this flavour-rich rhizome. This three-in-one tool features a rasp-like peeler - to quickly remove peel from the knobbliest of ginger - a panel of Microplane’s best-selling Fine photo-etched grating blade plus a razor-sharp angled blade for precision-cut fine ginger slices. Microplane is renowned for producing (in the USA) the sharpest grating blades that retain their sharpness – and the Ginger Tool is no exception! The Ginger Tool features a non-slip base and handle for ease of handling and is top-rack dishwasher safe. Both items are available nationally from leading kitchenware retailers. Home Scene - November 2016 15
K I T C H E N
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SHAYNNA BLAZE ON KITCHEN DESIGN
Kitchens are often known as the heart of the home – they're not just a place where meals are created, but a space that's the centre of family life. As it's one of the most used rooms, it makes sense that the kitchen's design is both visually appealing and highly functional, which relies on careful planning. Interior designer and ASKO advocate, Shaynna Blaze, shares some very useful tips on kitchen design
THE KITCHEN'S PURPOSE Shaynna explains that the first step is deciding how the kitchen will be used. “The configuration and space required depends on the different types of functions in the kitchen other than just cooking. Will it be used as a seating area at the bench, a place for kids to do homework and if it's part of a full open plan living space.” Other considerations include the frequency and style of entertaining, whether you are looking at a pantry with a full butler's kitchen or to accommodate laundry appliances.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO PUSH DESIGN BOUNDARIES There are so many design and functional options that can be overwhelming when deciding on the kitchen's design that many homeowners tend to stick with safer options and neutral colours. Shaynna suggests trying to step outside your comfort zone in small stages by incorporating colour in features like the splashback, bespoke handles and a different colour in the island bench to the main cabinetry of the kitchen.
DON'T FORGET FUNCTIONALITY AND PRACTICALITY While it can be fun to pick out design elements like benchtops, splashbacks and cupboard doors, one of the most crucial aspects of any kitchen is its functionality. “The kitchen layout must be practical,”
says Shaynna. “Allow for the most commonly used appliances – fridge, sink and oven – to be placed in the 'work triangle' so that moving between them all is only a couple of steps away.”
LOCATION OF APPLIANCES Don't forget to ensure that there are power points, gas and water outlets located where they are needed. Certain appliances also need be properly vented to ensure that enough air is circulating around them, so check the manufacturer's recommendations for the gaps to leave around each appliance. Shaynna also advises to be sure to account for enough space around fridges and ovens so the doors can open fully.
MAKE ROOM FOR SPACE AND STORAGE Ensure there is enough space for storing kitchen utensils and crockery. “One of the biggest mistakes you can make when designing a new kitchen is not planning for enough storage space,” says Shaynna. “Install deep drawers for easy access to pots, pans and bowls, and slimmer drawers for all your cutlery, cups and plates, leaving the larger cupboard doors for all your pantry needs.” Don't forget to make use of the upper wall space to install overhead cupboards and use pull-out corner solutions to provide easy access to items stored in the back corners.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL LIGHTING Natural lighting adds to the illusion of space and works well with modern, open plan living. If you lack windows you might opt for large skylights with added benefits of ventilation. Maximise natural lighting by keeping window coverings to a minimum and leave blinds and shutters open. If privacy is an issue, Shaynna suggests opting for a translucent window shade that still allows light in.
UPDATE APPLIANCES Old appliances can contribute to the kitchen looking out-dated, so consider replacing them with models that suit the new design. “Old appliances in a modern kitchen will turn heads for the wrong reasons,” says Shaynna. “Coloured appliances can add a splash of colour and contrast, while simple design and neutral colours can add to a timeless look that will last.”
BIN IT If space allows, plan for a recycling bin in addition to the general waste to make managing rubbish more efficient. “A pull out bin hidden in the cabinetry keeps your kitchen design sleek and keeps the mess out of site,” says Shaynna.
COUNTER ISLAND If there are plans to install an island or bench, try and opt for enough overhang to allow for comfortable seating and, with the addition of power, the island turns the area into an instant work station hub,” says Shaynna.
THE KITCHEN SINK Shaynna's last tip is the type of kitchen sink. “Look at styles that have accessories like chopping boards, drainage trays and stainless covers. These help create extra bench space in small areas and the covers let you hide the mess when you are more interested in entertaining”. ASKO products are available from: A Cummings & Co 16 Treelands Drive, Yamba 02 6646 8550 or visit www.asko.com.au
HELPING YOU CHOOSE
the right window & doors Does the design maximise daylight and view? Does the window allow adequate ventilation? Do you need insulation from heat, cold or sound? Is glare a concern? What sizes and styles of windows suit your architecture? Does the hardware make the windows easy to operate? Can the windows be easily ﬁtted with screens, decorative bars and other options if required? How easy are the windows to maintain?
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plied hundreds of kitchens over the last 4 years with many happy customers. Whether you are looking for a new appliance, kitchen or flooring be sure to call into the Coffs Harbour or Grafton store and see their friendly staff who will be more than happy to help you with Appliances, Bamboo Flooring & Custom Kitchens. Managing Director of Appliance Warehouse David Buttel says “We are a locally owned & operated business, who strive to offer the best possible products and services, we are continually increasing our product range, giving our customers the best option for their home, if we don’t have it in stock we will order it for you. We are also continually updating our website, showing our customers what we can offer them.”
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CARPET - the staple bedroom flooring, available in countless colour possibilities, with many grades of quality and price. If you're looking for colour, comfort or cost, then carpet is the option for you. TIMBER - high in price but long in life, the durability of wooden flooring is second to none and just as stylish. But there's the obvious compromise on comfort to contend with so you really have to be sure you're happy with a hard-floor bedroom. LAMINATE - the cost-compromising option for those eager for a wooden-look floor. While ticking all the style options with versatile colours and qualities available, laminate flooring is another hard-floor option. But then you can always soften it up with a rug or two. BAMBOO - to make a real style statement without paying the high price of timber you might also want to think about bamboo. A more natural alternative to laminate it's just as easy to maintain, simple to lay and stylish too. VINYL - while being very similar to laminate flooring, and being just as good a compromise from timber, vinyl is slightly softer than laminate and, unlike laminate, is better for slip resistance, which can be safer. TILES - while not usually associated with bedroom flooring, tiles can offer a unique and stylish flooring solution. While sharing the durability and easyclean traits of other hard flooring, tiling offers and extra versatility when it comes to picking a design or being extra-creative. CONCRETE - the often overlooked flooring type, ultramodern concrete offers easy maintenance, long life flooring without excessive cost. While it's much trickier than other flooring types to install, the seamless finish is unmatched by any other option. That's not all...
FLOORING CHOICES Thinking about the purpose of your flooring is the safest way to make sure you're picking the right option. None of the factors you should consider are mutually exclusive but you will still want to think about the factors you want to put emphasis on and the factors where you can compromise just a little. There's no one flooring type that ticks every box so it's about finding what suits your needs best.
DURABILITY - unless you're prone to constantly knocking things off your bed-side table, then durability might not be a huge factor for bedroom flooring. Foot fall in bedrooms tends to be much less than in living rooms or kitchens so
this makes soft flooring, like carpet, a much more viable option. Then again, in a kids room durability might play a bigger role, as toys and spillages do their damage at a much more frequent rate.
COMFORT - in a bedroom comfort has to be high on the agenda. The low foot fall means going for that deep luxury carpet is a clear option. Shag-pile rugs belong in a bedroom too, and, with the option for having any sort of rug or mat, you don't just have to pick carpet if you want to maximise your comfort.
EASY-CLEAN - your lifestyle will probably dictate whether you need to go for easy-clean flooring or not. Laminates or vinyls are the obvious choice if you want to minimise the floor cleaning effort. But their smooth surface does mean that dust can collect in corners if you don't give it a regular sweep. Carpets only need a quick vacuuming, but they can be stained or marked much more easily.
ALLERGY-FREE - this is a top consideration that people often overlook. Dust allergies are quite common and any sort of fabric material in a room is going to have an impact on the amount of dust than can collect. Carpets are now frequently made with allergy free materials, but they are still prone to collecting hairs and dust.
VALUE - The scale of costs of hardwood flooring make it simply not an option for most. But the substitutes available mean that you only have to compromise a tiny bit to still get that much sought after timber-look. Cork, bamboo or laminate floorings all offer a much cheaper alternative and each have their own benefits. Carpet values vary massively, but this is usually for a very good reason; longevity being one of the main factors that prove sometimes it's not ideal to go for a cheap floor.
ENVIRONMENT - the main thing to think about if you want to get eco-friendly flooring for your bedroom is the material. Naturally made and produced flooring is best for the environment but you also want to check the source to ensure that it's renewable, and that the floor will last a long time before needing to be replaced. Another useful approach is to look into the manufacturing process of the flooring if you really want to ensure the carbon footprint is minimal.
STYLISH - style all depends on the look you want to go for. While carpets offer a huge amount of versatility in the style stakes there's no denying hard wood flooring is as stylish as it gets. But style options are infinite, so much so that we've written some more detailed guides about getting the look of your bedroom just right.
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Change the way you clean How often is there too much to do and not enough time to do it? Pretty often. But imagine having an extra hand to help you keep up with daily cleaning and get more done every day. Designed with you and your unique home in mind, iRobot's technology literally gives consumers back time in their day to spend with family and friends. The Roomba 980 roaming vacuum in particular is app-enabled and can be turned on when out and about. Roomba 980 – iRobot’s first app controlled vacuuming robot with WI-FI connectivity, intelligent visual navigation te chnology allowing it to seamlessly and efficiently navigate an entire level of your home keeping track of its location and AeroForce™ Cleaning System with Carpet Boost detects carpeted floors provides twice the cleaning performance compared to previous models where it’s needed most. Braava 380t – A whisper quiet mopping robot also with groundbreaking ‘iAdapt 2.0’ technology to track where its been and where it needs to go, uses dry or damp cloths to mop hard-surface floors, keeping dust, daily dirt and smudges under control automatically. iRobot is available from major electrical retail stores.
The soft-close trend reaches shower screens In keeping with the latest trends, Stegbar has introduced a soft-closing shower screen to the Australian market. Suitable for use with frameless shower screens, Stegbar’s softclose shower screen utilises a premium self-closing hinge that stops glass doors from slamming shut and ensures that little hands do not get trapped. These shower screens feature the Polaris Soft
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Close Hinge, a state-ofthe-art product featuring a unique tri-action closing system with patented technology. The powerful spring magnets and shock absorbers within the hinge ensure gentle closing of the door from any position that it’s in. Whether the door is wide open or slightly ajar, the hinge closes with a light, soft action that makes closing the shower screen extremely safe and quiet when in operation. The new soft-close shower screens not only contribute to the style of a contemporary bathroom, they are a safer option because the door will not slam shut. The soft-close hinge greatly reduces the chance of potential damage to the glass and accidental injury to anyone, providing peace of mind for homeowners.” For more information, visit www.stegbar.com.au.
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Imagine not having to get up off your chair to turn the fan up or down. Or better still, turn the fan on in another room without having to leave the one your in. The new fanSync app can control the ceiling fan in your home remotely via your cell phone. It works with just about any 3-speed fan with an AC motor and you can choose the speed, turn on your lights, and program your fan to turn on and off, on schedule. Choose between two models of receiver for fans with or without lights. Stockist: Yamba Tiles and Lighting Network.
Veil of intelligence raises toilet to new level of luxury The ‘unveiling’ of Kohler’s Veil smart toilet takes hygiene and comfort to a new level in terms of luxury and personalised convenience. The Veil is a self-cleaning wall hung toilet with advanced bidet features controlled by a one-touch remote control. The French curve heated seat, with its gently dished shape, minimises pressure points for extra comfort while its antibacterial material enhances hygiene levels. The ultra-responsive remote control offers a suite of customised features - these include a choice of soft, pulsating or spiral wash with instant air-infused warm water; choice of water temperature; warm air dryer with adjustable temperature control; and seat temperature adjustment. The Veil’s stainless steel spray wand automatically cleans itself with sterilised water after each use – and it automatically sanitises itself with UV light every 24 hours. The powerful, twin jet flushing system of Veil, together with its rimless bowl, ensures a cleaner flush and an all round higher standard of hygiene within the toilet. Further testament to the rich list of features are the automatic seat cover – sensor-activated with three adjustable distance settings to automatically open and close the lid – and the blue LED nightlight on the face plate of the toilet. The Veil has half and full flush options with a 4 star WELS rating and 3.3 litre average flush.
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aymor welcomes new sexy, bold designs to their tap ware range. The new matt black Raven collection and sleek square Sigma collection offer contemporary design with quality, superior engineering, low maintenance and the outstanding value that you have come to expect from Raymor. If itâ€™s innovation and design style you are looking for, Raymor gives you more of what you want. Whether youâ€™re moving into your first home, looking to renovate or adding value to an investment property, choose Raymor. You will love the new Raymor range with more choice, more quality and more value. Raymor has been a feature in Australian bathrooms, kitchens and laundries for more than 60 years and is the first choice for many tradesmen, architects, designers and homeowners.
plastics â€“ plastic bottles, making better use of our natural resources. The fibre tends to have deeper and richer colour holding its appearance for longer. It also has a luxurious handle and is resistant to water soluble stains. The yarn is great for asthma sufferers. Pets love carpet, but is it a good option? It can be, if the pile is shorter and not a loop pile. Our furry friends can get their claws easily stuck in loop pile designs which will not look so great with time. Call into Yamba Flooring Xtra and ask about Soul Elements carpet range which is perfect for busy families as it is easily maintained or come and feel the luxurious Soft.e range which is made from recycled plastic bottles and is anti-allergenic. They also have many options for those with pets! You will find the perfect carpet solution for your home at Yamba Flooring Xtra â€˜A fabulous flooring experienceâ€™. You can read more at http://www.flooringxtra. com.au/advice-inspiration/ carpet-flooring-guide/
ue and Roger from Yamba Flooring Xtra are your passionate and friendly local business owners, offering expert advice on carpet, hard flooring, vinyl and tiles as well as rugs, blinds and shutters. They would love to help you decide - which carpet is right for your home. Wool carpets are warm in winter and cool in summer and bounce back well from foot traffic. Wool is a preferred choice environmentally due to it being a natural fibre and therefore decomposes better when recycled. Wool is also naturally fire retardant. Solution dyed nylon carpets have superior antiâ€“stain characteristics, are extremely fade resistant and the piles do not shed, making them suitable for allergy sufferers and most manufacturers back them with extensive warranties. Anti â€“ static features are common in most solution dyed carpets, and yarn memory ensures cut pile fibres hold their twist and appearance for longer. PET carpets use recycled
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ne of the best ways you can add value to your property is to renovate. When you are going to spend money updating your home it pays to do your homework and make sure that what you are planning on doing will give you the best increase in your properties price for the amount you are going to spend. Bessie Hassan, Money Expert at finder.com.au shares her tips and strategies when it comes to renovating. “One of the smartest ways to add value to your home is to add an additional bedroom. Converting a two bedroom home into a three bedroom home can greatly increase your asking price when it comes time to sell later down the track,” says Hassan. If your finances don’t stretch to undertaking such a large renovation, there are many small, low-cost projects that can breathe life into your property and also add value. Hassan says “ simply freshening up paint in a room, replacing flooring, or improving your kerb appeal such as by investing in a new letterbox or laying new grass on your lawn can enhance the appeal and impression of your home.” There are also many ways in which you can save when it comes time to renovate and any savings can be put towards other areas of the home that might be in need of lift. “If possible, try to leave your electrical and plumbing outlets in their current position so you can save on plumbing and installation costs during a renovation project,” says Hassan. If you are going to renovate it is also important to consider what renovations will add the most value to your home. “Don’t renovate the wrong rooms or elements of the home. For instance, you should focus on renovating or upgrading high-traffic rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom rather than spending your funds on sprucing up the laundry which won’t be
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With the silly season fast approaching, now is the time to start working your way through that Christmas list, and beautifying your garden ready for all the Christmas visitors. With the summer heat upon us, make sure all your gardens have a good layer of mulch to help insulate them from the hot summer sun. Using a soil wetter, such as Searles‘Penetraide’ is a good way of maximising the water that’s available to your plants. Now onto that Christmas shopping that you’ve been putting off… here at Absolutely Fabulous Garden Centre we have heaps of great Christmas gift ideas. Plants are always a lovely gift that just keep on giving. Whether you go for some potted colour or a fruit tree, plants are gifts that will give many hours, possibly even many years of joy to their recipient. We have recently potted up a whole lot of hanging baskets,
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ome and visit Junction Hill Nursery. Having been in business for over 40 years I have helped many people create the gardens of their dreams, which enhances the look of their homes and can add thousands to the value. In order to make your garden a success you need to bring photos and a mud map of the area you wish to landscape including a list of the type of plants you like. Junction Hill Nursery has a fantastic selection of terracotta, plastic and ceramic pots in an amazing range of colours shapes and sizes from baby pots to extra large. We have a wonderful selection of bird-baths in a lovely range of colours, along with our incredible water features and metal artwork. Junction Hill Nursery is still your local agents for the amazing Universal Rock Water features, and we have new catalogue for you to choose the feature you want. We also have the beautiful rock features that you can put on your swimming pool. They are absolutely amazing and can be run by your pool pump, allowing you to create a pool area, that you will enjoy every time. Cheers for now.
utdoor living areas are becoming more and more popular with people choosing to live outside rather than inside in the warmer weather. Unfortunately these outdoor areas become too cold to spend time in once winter sets in - that is until now. Ziptrack guided blinds, keeps areas warm in winter and cool in summer – so you can enjoy your outdoor lifestyle no matter what the season. Pull down and push up! It’s that easy to protect yourself from the elements with a Ziptrack Awning from B & K Blinds and Awnings.
Specially designed tracks on both sides of the blind enable the fabric to glide smoothly and easily – stopping anywhere you want – no ropes, straps, zips or buckles. Ziptrack Awnings can be locked in the down position to guard against high winds, heat and U.V giving you protection, no matter what the season. Now you can utilise your outdoor living areas all year round. Call B & K Blinds and Awnings today for an obligation free quote on 6646 3566, or visit our showroom in Mooli Place Yamba Industrial Estate.
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Update the look of your outdoor area this summer
s the weather warms up, our thoughts naturally turn to spending more time outside enjoying summer bbqs, entertaining family and friends on the deck or simply relaxing outside on a warm summer night after a long day at work. After the cold winter months your outdoor area will usually be in need of a quick makeover, or even a full transformation. One way to update your outdoor area is with fencing and screening. This not only provides privacy, shade and protection from winds, it can also help to define your outdoor space. Aluminium slat screening is an innovative, easy-to-install screening system that can fit into any exterior design. Standard sizing is available or it can be made to size. For those looking for a high quality long lasting product, the aluminium range is perfect to achieve high end trends for new homes or makeover projects. The aluminium slats come in a wide range of powdercoat colours to suit all decors and provide a durable finish. Aluminium fencing is a great alternative to those looking for a light weight alternative to brick and timber, and with a range of colurs, it can provide a contrasting finish to your home. Aluminium fencing and screening products are tough, long lasting and low maintenance. Given its tough, durable finish, aluminium is perfect for use in our area. Call in and see the team at Mitre10 Yamba and take a look at the range of aluminium screening and fencing they have availalble.
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all your kitchen cooking appliances rolled into one, cooking just outside the back door, helping to keep the kitchen clean, tidy and free of heat and smells. Imagine never having to clean the oven again! Now is the time to buy yourself a Weber. Mitre10 Yamba are your local Weber Specialist Dealer.
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outdoor space? Enjoy the space and freedom to relax and entertain that a Spanline patio or verandah gives you. With Summer just around the corner, now is the ideal time to create the outdoor space you’ve always wanted. With superior products and first class customer service, Spanline can replace existing structures, add new entertaining areas and create more space to change the way you live, play and entertain. With over 25 years’ experience and the security of a 15-year warranty*, Spanline makes home additions easy. We take care of everything from start to finish. Your Spanline consultant will arrange onsite
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hen we established Eastcoast Granny Flats in July 2015, we had both been in the home additions industry for well over a decade. During those years we saw the need for a specialized granny flat business to provide quality, affordable, adaptable living options. We set up Eastcoast Granny Flats to do just that, using insulated panel products that we were familiar with through our core business, Spanline Home Additions Coffs Harbour. We have applied the same triedand-true building principles to produce the wonderful designs you can see in our range of granny flat options. We have scoured the country to bring the best products to you, our Mid-North and North Coast customers. We have sourced high quality decking and internal fit out selections
for our granny flats, ensuring a complete range to suit your needs. We continue to search and assess as new brands and products are developed. Our fire retardant EPS foam core fibre cement wall and insulated roof system provide excellent thermal performance. Our team of design and construction experts combines creative flair and an eye for
detail. We work closely with our customers to come up with inspired ideas and designs – but we don’t stop there. Every stage is checked and double-checked to ensure a picture-perfect outcome. We have seen the need for flexible and affordable housing across a number of areas. Our designs are easily adaptable to suit the needs of the disability
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Slimline Linear bricks for on-trend home design BY: MICHELLE GISSEL
Homeowners and renovators can truly make their design mark by using premium and feature brick options alongside structural bricks. They can put their creativity to work by exploring new applications for bricks, such as:
rick is back and Australian homeowners can reconnect with this classic material and inject design flair into their home with the new and locally produced slimline Linear bricks from PGH Bricks & Pavers. Featuring slender and elegant proportions, the smooth lines and sharp corners of the Linear bricks are available in the PGH Dry Pressed and glazed brick collections. The use of brick in residential design has been revived across the globe, as the desire to integrate more natural materials into the home grows. The humble brick remains accessible for creative yet budget conscious homeowners. As beautiful and rich as the earth they’re made from, bricks are the natural choice for incorporating organic materials and design cues in homes of all shapes, sizes and purpose. They provide a timeless base for building design, with more colours, finishes and shapes available than ever before. Brick can be fashioned to create incredible impact, without requiring the attention that render and timber need throughout the lifespan of a home.
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•Backyard and outdoor living spaces as a unique material for seating, walled gardens, fire places. Bricks also work well to create continuous flooring from internal flooring or external pavers. • Feature walls for both indoors and outdoors, create unique patterns and monochrome walls. From crisp and contemporary single colours or glassy finishes using glazed bricks, to industrial and warehouse inspired interiors with dry pressed bricks. •Pattern making to add a dash of personality and street appeal to the home through brick selection. Clad outdoor pillars in glazed bricks, or create eye catching features in the most unexpected of rooms, such as bathrooms, toilets and laundries. •Screeningas a unique approach to privacy. By using bricks to creatively screen front and backyards, help section gardens and privacy without sacrificing light or air flow. Hit and miss, or pierced brickwork – the brick equivalent to a timber lattice – creates brick screens that connect interior living spaces with the outside world while protecting the home from prying eyes. For more information or to find your nearest PGH Bricks & Pavers display centre, visit www.pghbricks.com.au or call 13 15 79. Michelle Gissel is General Manager of Marketing and Strategy, PGH Bricks
Tips to get your backyard ready for
s Summer approaches, outdoor living begins to swing into step - barbecues become an essential part of the weekend, and weekday dinners are enjoyed in the warm open air with family and friends. However, the last thing you want before your outdoor get together is a moss-filled lawn, wilting flowers and dead tree branches. You need to ensure that your backyard is ready for the entertaining season. Thankfully, the Fiskars team have developed some handy tips for preparing and maintaining your backyard area, so that you can make the most out of festivities. Spring Clean After months of neglect, your garden will be needing a spring clean. Use Fiskars rake’s to effortlessly clear away any debris such as dead sticks, leaves and rubbish that may have appeared. Filter through the plant beds and spend some time pulling away any weeds to determine the space you have. It may take a while, but it’s important to start with a clean canvas when preparing for the warmer months. Pruning Late Spring is a good time to begin pruning old shrubs and dead tree limbs to get your garden looking lush. To make pruning trees easier, opt for tools that are lightweight and have a good amount
of reach. The Universal Garden Cutters by Fiskars have been developed to reach tree crowns and easily cut through dense bushes, allowing you to trim overhead without a ladder, or at ground level without bending or kneeling. After pruning, always add a dose of organic-based fertiliser to encourage new growth. Spruce up your lawn Lawns can look a little worse for wear after Winter, but by using a lawn feed packed full of minerals, your lawn will turn into thick, lush, green grass. Also make sure to feed your lawn on a regular basis with granular feed throughout the summer months. Weeding Weeds grow everywhere. They compete with plants and grass for water and nutrients and make your garden less attractive. The only way to avoid this problem is to remove them. There are two traditional ways of removing weeds. Chemicals, which can affect your
soil and damage plants, or hand tools which are a much more eco-friendly option and allow you to cut closer to the plant - though this can lead to backaches after longer periods. Fiskars has developed the Xact Weed Puller which enables the removal of weeds easily, effortlessly, and with no need to bend the gardener does their weeding tasks standing still, which is much more comfortable. Develop A Watering Schedule You don’t want the warm weather to affect your gardening work, so by having a well-developed watering schedule, it will promote good root development and also help plants stay lush during dry spells. Make sure to always water early in the morning, and when it gets really hot a deep soak of water once a week is optimal.
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No property is safe from Termites
T If it was once alive... put it in the green bin There’s no need to be confused about what goes in your green organics bin if you think about it. All food and kitchen waste, including kitchen towel, tea bags, serviettes, newspaper and cardboard were once living things and can therefore be placed in your green organics bin for recycling. Your grass clippings and tree prunings were also living things and can be recycled if you put them in your green bin. Clarence Valley Council’s
aim is to keep food and garden waste out of our landfill to keep our methane production low, extend the life of our landfill and prevent an increase in waste management fees. Remember, go nude, wrap your scraps or use the compostable kitchen caddy liners-but get your organics in your green bin! For more information go to www.clarence.nsw.gov.au or phone the waste hotline 1800 335 599.
ermites are the cause of the greatest economic losses of timber in Structures in Australia. Independent data compiled by state forest shows 1 in every 5 homes are attacked by termites at some stage in their life. CSIRO data indicates that it could be as high as 1 in 3. Australia’s termite species (white ants) are the most destructive termites in the world. It can take as little as three months for a termite colony to severely damage almost all the timber in a home. John Elder of John Elder Pest Control has been inspecting for and treating termites in the Clarence valley since 1976. John recommends an annual inspection of your property for termite attack with prices starting from $132.00 including GST. Included in the visual inspection is the use of the lastest thermal imaging camera at no extra cost. John Elder Pest Control also inspects newly built homes and inspection reports comply with building warranty. Homeowners can have their home inspected by any pest control firm providing they are licenced and provide a report in accordance with the relevant Australian standard for termite inspections. Just like having your car serviced by a licenced mechanic and not at the dealership but still retaining the warranty. Before you carry out renovations, additions or just your annual termite inspection call John Elder Pest Control on 0418 661185 for all your pest control needs and save.
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devices to meet Australian standards. To protect against pollutants the tank should be fitted with a “first flush” device that diverts the first flow of water from the roof away from the tank. Suitable screens should also be fitted to prevent mosquito breeding and animals and debris from getting into the tank. Using tank water for drinking is not recommended by NSW Health in urban areas where there is a good quality public water supply. Rainwater from tanks is generally safe to drink however tanks can be contaminated with air borne industrial contaminants, from roof or plumbing materials or with bacteria from bird or animal droppings. In some cases rainwater is unsafe to drink, or needs to be treated to make it safe for drinking. NSW Health has technical information and guidelines on using tank
ainwater tanks are commonly used in Australia as a water supply particularly in rural and remote areas. About 20% of households have rainwater tanks and they are making a comeback with the growing need to conserve water. They provide a constant supply of free water that can be used for a wide range of household functions and for garden use. There are a number of considerations when installing a tank. To make the most use of tank water it’s a good idea to plumb the tank into the house to appliances such as the toilet and laundry. This should be done by a professional plumber, and is required if the tank is directly connected to the town water supply for topping up when empty. Tanks connected to the town water supply usually require isolation valves or backflow prevention
water for drinking. Rainwater tanks do not require council consent if they are less than 40,000 litres, but they must comply with plumbing, and building standards. To encourage water saving Clarence Valley Council offers rebates to town water customers installing rainwater tanks. For more information refer to the Council website at www. clarence.nsw.gov.au, or call in to your local council office and pick up a rebate information kit.
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a roof is the most valuable asset of any home and should be treated with the respect it deserves. According to the people in the know, we are in for a big wet season this year, with some high winds and torrential rain forecast to hit our region. So it is advised that you give Advance Roofing a call to receive an obligation free quote to either have your roof maintained or completely restored. Once your roof is restored it will look fantastic, add value and give you future peace of mind
What is the size of the room to be air conditioned? Do you have wall or ceiling insulation? How big are your windows and which direction do they face? Is internal and external noise an important factor for you? Do I need a split or ducted system? How is the capacity or size of an air conditioner unit measured? The Australian standard measures the capacity (heating and cooling power) with Kilowatts (kW). This is a measure of the amount of heat that will be removed (cooling) or added (heating). These measurements are shown on the Energy Efficiency Rating label found on all air conditioners as Capacity Output kW and Power Input kW.
For more advice \ and installation of your air conditioner contact Clarence Coast Air Conditioning on 6646 2394.
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ver wondered how a showroom floor gets to be so spick and span, while no matter how long and hard you scrub your garage or concrete floor, you can’t seem to get that glossy finish? The answer is Rust-Oleum’s RockSolid range. RockSolid is the DIY concrete and flooring polish that will leave your floor looking just like the showroom. The average Joe can enjoy seeing their ride on gloss thanks to RockSolid’s long lasting sheen. RockSolid is an easy to apply floor and concrete epoxy that is quick dry and self-levelling. Most floor and concrete polishes require a full seven days before they’re ready to bare loads again, but not RockSolid. You can park on a freshly applied coat after just one day. RockSolid is not only ideal for garages but can be used for rumpus rooms, hallways, offices, kitchens, laundries, basements - and the list goes on. A product that is easy to use and achieves industrial grade results is hard to come by, but RockSolid offers exactly that. RockSolid offers not only a great aesthetic, but it also provides an important protective layer for your flooring. Over time, concrete will crack naturally due to exposure to water, chemicals, and changes in climate. This would usually spell bad news for a floor epoxy, but RockSolid coatings are flexible, moving with the concrete to prevent cracking and peeling, making for a longer lasting coating. RockSolid is available in a number of finishes including Denim Chip, Saddle Tan Chip, Cherry Bomb, Earth Brown, Gun Metal, and Brilliant Blue. For more information or to find your nearest stockist visit www.rustoleum.com.au
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Maclean Rural Supplies - continuing to expand
aclean Rural Supplies, a family owned business specialising in rural products including fencing and irrigation supplies, has continued to grow and expand their business. They recently become a Honda mower and power tool dealership. Adam has 25 years experience when it comes to servicing Honda mowers and outdoor power equipment so it was only natural that they become part of the Honda group. Along with the new Honda dealership, they have also become Landmark members giving them greater buying power. This means they are able to provide their customers with a greater range of products at very competitive prices. Maclean Rural Supplies stock a range of feeds for birds and poultry as well as pet products a wide selection of fertilisers, mulch, and potting mixes. Chemical lines stocked include liquid chlorine,
herbicides, pesticides and cleaning chemicals all at competitive prices. They provide a swap and go service for gas or your can have your own gas cylinders refilled. They also deliver 45kg house gas bottles and provide a swap and go service for air liquide gas. Free pool water testing and all the products you need to keep your pool healthy are also available at Maclean Rural Supplies. Maclean Rural Supplies is so much more than just a rural supply store and if they don’t have what you want in stock, they will do their best to source it for you. Along with great customer service, they also provide free delivery to many areas including Iluka, Brushgrove, Ashby, Ashby Heights, Lawrence, Gulmarrad, Brooms Head plus many other areas. Call in and take a look at their range today. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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tuart Ware Electrical is a Grafton based business and have been servicing the Clarence Valley and surrounding areas since 1990. Stuart provides services to industrial, commercial and residential customers and currently offers a personal service with attention to detail to all of his clients. Stuart Ware Electrical undertake new installation works, repairs and maintenance to plant and equipment, preventative maintenance and safety inspections on fixed and portable equipment and also provide technical service and support of control systems including the design of new systems. From small breakdowns and installation works through to complete renovations, new
commercial installations and building automation you can be assured of quality service and workmanship. Stuart can also supply telephone, data, networking and building automation requirements. If you are building a new home, Stuart Ware Electrical are able to provide a complete design and installation service from a basic "light and power" installation right through to a complete automated home incorporating lighting, security, CCTV, access control and audio visual to take you well into the next century all controlled using your phone or tablet within or away from your home! If you’re looking for an electrician with excellent qualifications and experience look no further than Stuart Ware Electrical.
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The Honda VersaTool is the ideal allrounder for the backyard. Powered by Honda's famous 25cc and 35cc 4-Stroke engines the VersaTool powerheads deliver the 'starts-first-time, every-time' reliability that Honda is known for. The VersaTool’s lightweight and ergonomic design offers convenience, time and cost
The Edger The Edger attachment is perfect for keeping your lawn edges in check. Your neighbours will be envious of the immaculate perimeters of your garden once you’ve put your edger to use.
The Pruner Designed for trimming, pruning and cutting high branche. Paired with the Extension Pole and you’ve got yourself the ultimate in versatility, allowing you to master various tasks both low and high.
savings. The eight attachments available to pair with your powerhead are designed with the same engineering, without compromising on performance or safety. Utilising the 'one-click' connector of the VersaTool Power Head, attaching the eight tools can be done in just a few seconds.
The Brushcutter Designed for cutting and clearing around your property, the Brushcutter attachment makes lawn maintenance easy. The ergonomically designed easy-grip loop handle is light on your back, shoulders and arms.
The Blower The VersaTool Blower is one of the most lightweight attachments available, without compromising on power. With a high air velocity and two metre-square range, the Blower is the ideal tool for keeping your yard free of leaves and debris.
The Hedge trimmer (short and long) Keep your hedges, bushes and foliage in shape, with the VersaTool Hedge trimmer attachment. Both Hedge trimmers feature a 550mm double-sided blade, as well as a cutter guard to protect hands and legs from injury.
Extension Pole To make life easier try the VersaTool Extension Pole. Unassuming but effective, it adds an extra metre's reach to other VersaTool attachments like the Pruner or Short Shaft Hedgetrimmer.
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Warranty Honda backs up all of its VersaTool products with a 4-Year Domestic* and 12-Month Commercial Warranty. With each VersaTool attachment built according to Honda’s standards, you’ll be sure to enjoy this all-round garden tool for years.
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stablished 3 1/2 years ago by Gary Mills, the Mills boys have continued to expand their home and yard maintenance services to residents of the Clarence Valley. Their Kubota ZD 331 mower, which has a 72" cut and powerful motor, is able to mow down large areas of long grass, even wet grass, in a short period of time. This is ideal for hobby farmers or those with small acreages who don't have the equipment needed to maintain their properties properly or who are a little time poor. "We are able to mow an acre block in as little as 30 minutes," says Gary. "This means it is cost effective and very efficient for our customers." The Mills Boys also have a range of tractors and slashers and are able to slash rural properties, and very overgrown acreages. No job is too big or
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too small. Whether it be mowing your acres, an inside maintenance job, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, gutter cleaning, house washing or even chimney sweeping, you can guarantee The Mills Boys can help. Gary and his team also provide move in and move out services, where they clean and water blast the outside of the house, tidy the yards and outdoor areas, do any patch up painting or re-paint rooms and also organise professional cleaners to clean the inside of the home to make it ready for the new owners. The Mills Boys are fully insured providing peace of mind for all their clients. They have a range of mowers, brush cutters, chainsaws and other equipment to cater for all types of situations.
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New generation of Husqvarna Automower® brings effortless mowing to the aussie backyard Key features of the new Husqvarna Automower® Range AM105 1. Compact 3-wheeled robotic mower for efficient mowing of open grass areas. 2. Suitable for smaller lawns up to 600m² 3. Can handle slopes with an incline of 25% (14°) 4. It is easy to use and offers personal settings
The Husqvarna Automower® will carry out its work quietly, safely and effectively
usqvarna, the world leader in robotic lawn mowers, has launched the next generation of Automower®. The four new models; AM105, AM315, AM430X and AM450X, are set to take the hard yakka out of lawn maintenance. Since introducing the world’s first robotic mower in 1995, Husqvarna has been refining the Automower® to deliver the most reliable garden partner available on the market today. Proving to be the ultimate self-reliant mower, the latest generation of Automower® products are simple to set up and operate, with exceptional results. The working area is defined by a low voltage boundary wire, which is easily installed. Programming is as easy as personalising your mobile phone and once complete, the Husqvarna Automower® will carry out its work quietly, safely and effectively - even charging itself when required. Selected models boast a Weather Timer that adjusts cutting habits and adapts to lawn growth in line with weather conditions. The concept behind robotic mowing is to keep grass short. The Automower® cuts consistently, in irregular patterns covering every blade of grass to create a smooth surface and consistency. Since the grass is cut more often than traditional mowing, the tiny clippings act as a natural fertiliser for the lawn, which improves the grass condition and prevents the growth of moss. The Husqvarna Automower® features razor-sharp pivoting blades, delivering a cleaner cut without damaging the grass. Fitted with lift, tilt and collision sensors that trigger the cutting blades to stop automatically, ensures safety comes first. The Husqvarna Automower® also comes with theft protection systems such as theft alarm, personal PIN codes and an installation lock that prevents the robotic mower from functioning on any other installation. Furthermore, select models also feature a built-in GPS with tracking possibilities. Being electrically powered by a high performance Lithium-Ion battery, the Automower® produces no harmful exhaust emissions and is extremely quiet – with noise levels being between 58 - 61dB (A), dependant on the model. This allows the Automower® to work around the clock, without disturbing the neighbours. The Husqvarna Automower® provides Australian’s with a time saving solution for lawn maintenance. Each mower is engineered to work unattended and withstand the toughest climate conditions. Stockist: Yamba Ready Hire
AM315 1. Advanced 4-wheeled robotic mower for more complex lawn areas 2. Suitable for areas up to 1500m² 3. Can handle slopes with an incline of 40% (22°) 4. Smart technology adapts the amount of mowing to the lawn’s growth rate. This enables spot mowing of a limited area of longer grass and guides the mower through narrow passages 5. The intuitive menu system on the large, user-friendly display allows personal settings for when you'd like the machine to mow AM430X 1. Large size robotic mower with generous in-built competence 2. Equipped with GPS navigation for efficient mowing of larger areas up to 3200m² 3. Can handle steep slopes with an incline of as much as 45% (24.5°). 4. Smart technology adapts the amount of mowing to the lawn’s growth rate. This enables spot mowing of a limited area of longer grass and guides the mower through narrow passages 5. The intuitive menu on the large, user-friendly display allows personal settings for when you'd like the machine to mow. AM450X 1. Top of the range model from the world leaders in robotic mowing. 2. Smart enough to negotiate the challenges of large lawns up to 5000m² and complex areas, like multiple narrow passages, obstacles, tough terrain 3. Can handle steep slopes of up to 45% (24.5°). 4. GPS-assisted navigation, and a host of features including Automower® Connect make it the intelligent way to keep your lawn green, healthy and perfectly mowed. 5. The Automower® Connect App keeps you in control: track, interact and stay updated at the touch of a screen, wherever you are in the world. Home Scene - November 2016 49
All your hire and mower needs in one place Why hire? When you are considering DIY, sometimes it is better to hire equipment rather than buy. Below are just a few reasons why you should consider hiring. • You are not paying for equipment that is only going to sit around in your shed when you have finished with it. • There are no ongoing maintenance fees. • You only pay for as long as you need the equipment. • The equipment is well maintained and you can be assured that it will work. • Tools will all be tested and tagged and compliant with all safety regulations. • With the large range of equipment and tools available there will always be something suitable for the job you are doing. • Most hire companies keep abreast of technology, so you will often find the latest equipment available for hire.
amba Ready Hire not only has a large range of hire equipment including a Mini Excavator, Bobcat, Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift but they are now also Yamba’s only lawn mower shop servicing the Lower Clarence with quality brands including Honda, Husqvarna, Victa, Kawasaki and Briggs and
Stratton. With Husqvarna’s 5 year warranty available on most products it’s hard to find better value for money. Dan Roberts, Yamba Ready Hire’s head small engine mechanic has a large workshop set up for all serving and warranty jobs that come in. With a fast turn-around time
on repairs, you will have your equipment back within a week most of the time. It doesn’t matter what your brand of equipment is Yamba Ready Hire can service and repair all makes and models and have access to a large dealer network for genuine parts. Yamba Ready Hire has been servicing the Lower Clarence area for over 30 years and this month will mark 19 years for current owner Tim Stokes. Tim says “customer service is a big part in how we have grown our business from our original 120m2 shed to our current 1000m2 shop which we purchased five years ago”. With new products constantly added, you need to call in to Yamba Ready Hire at 8 Uki St, Yamba Industrial Estate and see for yourself the extensive range of equipment available.
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