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THE KITCHEN BENCH

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“When designing an interior, it’s key to remember that the first thing people are going to see as they enter the room is the door.” GEORGIA EZRA G.A.B.B.E INTERIOR DESIGN

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MODERN STARTS WITH CORINTHIAN

THE DECO COLLECTION The Deco Collection uses clean lines and geometry to open up a world of modern design for your home. When Georgia Ezra, of G.A.B.B.E Interior Design, is tasked with creating a stylish, modern room, she starts with Corinthian. For some design inspiration, watch Georgia style this room at Corinthian.com.au

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Seascape

2020 HAS TAUGHT US THAT MOVING FORWARD OUR HOME MUST BE A FUNCTIONAL SANCTUARY Publisher: Alan Phillips Home Option Gallery sales@homeoptiongallery.com.au www.homeoptiongallery.com.au Sydney Showroom Open Monday-Saturday 22B Brookhollow Avenue Norwest Business Park Baulkham Hills NSW Phone: (02) 8860 9333. Thornton Showroom Open Monday-Friday Corner Thornton Road & New England Highway Maitland NSW Phone: (02) 4028 6256. Editor: Tiana Vidler

Tranquility captured

If we learnt anything throughout the Corona Virus crisis, it is the importance of family, health and the place we call home. Never have most of us spent so much time in it. The family home became our gym, our office, our beauty salon, local café, movie theatre and classroom. If you are currently in the process of building a new home and making all those important selections put plenty of thought into how you want your new home to look, feel and function. Think back over this time of hibernation and what did you wish for in the place you were or are still living in. A bigger study? A more luxurious ensuite? A home with better tech capabilities? Perhaps more storage? A bigger outdoor space? A home cinema?

Now is the time to act. The team at Home Option Gallery want you to love your new home. The home has to be the one place where you feel safe. It has to be a place you can work in, cook in, sleep in and most of all enjoy being in. 2020 has taught us that moving forward our home must be a functional sanctuary. The team at Home Option Gallery provide you with the very latest products and services so building a beautiful new home is a stress free and positive experience. The end result is a home that you will be happy to be “stuck in” for a long time.

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The Home Option Gallery accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of any of the opinions or information or advertisements contained in Gallery Magazine and readers should rely on their own enquiries in making decisions concerning their own interests. No responsibility is accepted for the quality of goods or services supplied by advertisers, or for the accuracy of materials submitted for reproduction. To the extent permitted by law, the publishers, their employees, agents and contractors exclude all liability (including liability and negligence) to any person for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising as a result of material appearing in this publication. This magazine may not be reproduced in part or full without the written permission of Home Option Gallery. Copyright 2016, Home Option Gallery. HOM168

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8 8 AIM HIGH Escea raises the bar in fireplace design 16 THE KITCHEN BENCH the most versatlie fixture in your new home

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25 AUSSIE PRODUCTS to star in your new home 32 CREATE MAGIC with tile collections that are sure to raise the style bar 38 HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOWERSCREEN 44 WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT lighting your room could be easier than the flick of a switch

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AIM HIGH Escea raises the bar in fireplace design. A beautiful fireplace will contribute to the overall presentation of a room. It provides a great focal point and immediately adds warmth not just literally but aesthetically to an interior space.

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When you think of grand winter resorts or cozy winter getaways, the one feature you really want to see is a luxuriously large fireplace. Why? Because it draws you in, appeals to the senses and makes even the most contemporary of interiors feel welcoming and intimate. The new DF990 gas fireplace coming from Escea is nothing short of magnificent giving you every reason to have a winter resort at home. Already known for wide fireplace designs (their widest is nearly two metres!), this latest design from Escea has gone to another level. The DF990 has been expanded vertically, with a glass window height of 760mm. Teamed with a traditional mantle this show stopper will make a big bold statement. The beauty of having such a significant fireplace is that it will never lose its appeal. Unlike big art works or large pieces of furniture that may lose their style factor, a classic fireplace will always have its place even if the dÊcor around it changes with time. The beauty of the DF 990 is that it suits big spaces and in modern house design where one room almost spills on to another, a small fireplace can look pokey and underwhelming. However, this fireplace even when it not in operation is bound to make its presence felt. The DF990 features Escea’s Smart Heat technology, allowing you to operate the fireplace from your smartphone; and Flexible Flue technology, giving you greater design freedom with the ability to flue in any direction. Everyone loves heat you can not only feel but see. There is something about the warm glow of flames in a fireplace that makes a space cozy and inviting. The DF 990 gas fireplace by Escea with its striking height, sophisticated presentation and superior performance features will elevate the overall appeal of your room and definitely provide the WOW factor.

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Entertain by Flame

Less is More

Nothing brings people together quite like food and flames. Now Escea has found the perfect way to combine them both with the EP1350 Fire Table.

Escea’s DS Series gives you less of everything to give you more than ever before. Less frame and unnecessary detail for more focus on the flames. Less wasted heat with a higher efficiency rating. And less depth to give you a sleek gas fireplace that uses a small footprint in the home.

Simple to start and easy to use, the Fire Table offers a 360° social cooking experience that gets everyone involved. Whether you’re cooking dinner for two, or hosting a tribe, the Fire Table creates intimate campfire moments. Learn more at escea.com/FireTable

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Available both single and double sided.

Learn more at escea.com/DS-Series

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ACCENT COLOURS

WOODLAND GREY®

Accent colours are expected to change somewhat with a move away from coffee/ mocha tones that have enjoyed popularity in recent years to lighter, earthier, woody tones, light grey and increasingly popular red and blue tones. Make a statement with your roof by choosing COLORBOND® steel in Mangrove®, Terrain®, Ironstone® or Cove™.

TRADITIONAL COLOURS CLASSIC CREAM™

These design classics are probably more at home on traditional buildings than cutting edge contemporary design. COLORBOND® steel in Classic Cream™, Cottage Green® and Manor Red® are colours that have stood the test of time.

with confi dence WITH AN INSPIRING PALETTE OF 22 COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM, COLORBOND® STEEL IS THE STARTING POINT TO CREATE THE RIGHT COLOUR SCHEME FOR YOUR ENTIRE HOME. YOUR COLOURS, YOUR CHOICE.

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It starts with choosing the colour of your roof. We’ll suggest complementary colours from Australia’s leading paint makers that go perfectly with your roof. Simply visit colorbond.com/hog

These colours continue to be popular amongst architects, designers and builders. Light, crisp and clean. And with energy-efficiency in mind, consider COLORBOND® steel in Surfmist®, Dune®, Shale Grey™ or Evening Haze®. FOR FURTHER ADVICE AND TO ORDER YOUR COLOUR CHART

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FOR INSPIRATION AND COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR SCHEMES

VISIT COLORBOND.COM/HOG

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The Kitchen Bench THE MOST VERSATILE FIXTURE IN YOUR NEW HOME

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home both physically and metaphorically. It is no surprise that during lock down there was a huge spike in people cooking, baking and generally hanging out in the kitchen. How important a role did the kitchen bench play? Well from zoom meetings to home schooling and on -going meal preps the kitchen bench was a hero.

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It is easy to understand why the island bench remains popular in modern kitchen design. With kitchens being open plan and spilling onto living areas sometimes it is hard to distinguish where the kitchen begins and ends. The island bench can serve as that boundary. It has a very significant aesthetic as well as functional purpose.

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What role do you want your kitchen bench to play? Will it be almost like another furniture piece? Perhaps another table for having breakfast or a morning coffee or maybe another desk for homework or checking emails. Think about how you want it to function and this may help you with other decisions like door handles and cabinetry. A smooth flush appearance gives you ample space to move around it but distinct shelving and door handles will certainly give it character.

I want to Hettich my kitchen. “After seeing your gorgeous new kitchen we’re going to Hettich our entire renovation: kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom!” “Hettich has thought of everything: soft close drawers and doors, designer handles and fabulous lighting.” “I’m off to our local Hettich Endorsed Showroom to get our plans started!” Find your local Hettich Endorsed Showroom at hettich.com.au

Do you want the colour and texture of your island bench to blend with your whole kitchen or make a contrasting statement? Tess Grabler from Kitchen Culture says, “A kitchen bench top is a crucial component of kitchen design. You need a bench top that has adequate space, is durable, easy to clean as well as lovely to look at. Remember this is a feature that is ALWAYS on show.” Tess adds that at Kitchen Culture, clients are loving soft and natural looking options like Carrara, Marmo Bianco and Milano Venato by Essastone. Blending a stone or marble bench top with a timber drop down is especially striking. “This look really provides a strong presence for your kitchen bench and mixing the look of marble, stone or even concrete with the warmth of timber is a winning combination,” says Tess. Designed and crafted in Europe, Essastone encapsulates the superior functionality of engineered stone with beautiful finishes. Essastone benchtops and Laminex cabinetry colour palettes work seamlessly together so you will have absolute peace of finding the perfect partnership. Your kitchen bench has a versatile role to play so give it the VIP attention it deserves.

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Thinking Bathrooms? THINK COOK’S!

STUNNING AUSSIE PRODUCTS to star in your new home

Expert advice from highly trained consultants with extensive product knowledge

cooksplumbing.com.au

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With showroom locations across Sydney and Brisbane, you will also find us at Norwest Home Options Gallery 22 Brookhollow Ave, Norwest. (By appointment only - 02 8860 9344.)

Cook’s Plumbing Supplies proudly supports local manufacturing wherever possible. With our product supply covering bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, it’s exciting to know that home grown manufacturing is represented in each of these categories across the industry. There are some great new products on the market, here we look at a few of the latest from three of our trusted local suppliers. Gallery Gallery MAGAZINE MAGAZINE 25 25


BATHROOM Concrete Nation may have only entered the market in 2013, but what an entry it has made. Manufactured on the gorgeous Gold Coast in Queensland, their meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship pushes boundaries and stays ahead of industry trends. The handcrafted concrete basins and baths are simply divine and come in a range of stunning shades. We look forward to showcasing some of the basin range at Cook’s Penrith and Windsor showrooms very soon.

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LAUNDRY&KITCHEN

LAUNDRY

KITCHEN

Another Queensland success story is Everhard.

It was 1947 in a small suburban factory in Adelaide where Oliveri was

Since 1926 the name Everhard has been a well-

born. They remain Australia’s only commercial stainless steel pressed-

recognised and respected family owned brand in

bowl sink manufacturer, whilst also importing quality products like the

the industry. Their range of ‘Excellence’ laundry

new Italian produced ‘Santorini’ Glass Top Sink, available now at Cook’s.

tub and drawer units don’t disappoint. The

The sink is constructed from 80% granite and 20% quartz and resin,

drawers include two soft close doors, with finger

ensuring premium quality, durability and reliability. What’s the pièce

pull functionality and ample storage. A great

de résistance you ask? Two glass panels that when closed completely

look (and practical piece) to integrate into any

conceal the sink bowls, creating an uninterrupted bench top surface with

laundry design. They are available in timeless

a look to match sleek modern appliances. This rock solid sink comes with

white as well as modern black finishes.

a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty – it’s a true show stopper.

Contact a Cook’s Showroom Consultant for more information. Their product knowledge is second to none, providing advice and information not only on these products, but the extensive range of bathroom, kitchen and laundry products available in the Australian market.

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with tile collections that are sure raise the style bar

The tile world is certainly an eclectic one. There are choices to make in everything from shape to size, colour, texture and application.

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Ordinary is not an option Merbau is a luxurious long lasting hardwood timber. It is an ideal solution for the harsh Australian environment as it is termite resistant, durable and stable. Discover for yourself, the extraordinary range of Merbau windows and patio doors from Airlite.

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There is nothing wrong of course with playing it safe for most of your floor and wall tile choices but being a little brave and a little creative can ensure your room will never be described as dull. Tiles have been around for centuries. Ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Italy and Spain have been working with tiles for centuries. They were loved for their aesthetic appeal (decorating everything from temples, palaces, homes and as a form of artwork in the form of magnificent murals) as well as their many practical benefits: durability, temperature and chemical resistant, easy to clean‌. In 2020 not much has changed. Tiles are still popular for all these reasons. What has changed is the incredible amount of choice available. Industry leaders Di Lorenzo offer a whole range of diverse and exquisite tiles, so be brave, be bold and make an ordinary space look extraordinary! ARTIGIANA: This is a gorgeous collection suitable for wall application only. Each shell like shape is pressed into a mould one by one and then left to dry for a week. They are then slowly fired for 18 hours and then hand glazed by specialised artisans. After the glazing phase the production ends with a second and last firing phase. Each tile is checked again and selected for its supreme quality. How appropriate that the word art is in its name for Artigiana is indeed a masterpiece collection. MALINA TERRACOTTA BY GATHER CO: These exquisite terracotta tiles have been reclaimed and repurposed from

centuries old abandoned buildings throughout Eastern Europe. Ingrained with stories, they exude character and meaning that cannot be replicated in modern productions. This is what makes them truly unique. In classic designs of hexagon, parquet, square or rectangle and available in light or dark shades, you can be sure this collection will stand the test of time. In essence, it already has. CHYMIA BY LABORATORIO AVALLONE: This collection screams style, pizzazz and the power of both black and white. Chymia is a glazed porcelain tile, comprised of 22 elements in 300 x300 size. There are 11 different structures or patterns available which can be sold individually or as a mix. Black adds understated drama and white is simply pure elegance that never loses appeal. On their own they are enduring but together they are magnificent. ENCAUSTIC PORCELAIN TILES: So on trend right now, encaustic tiles have a history that dates back centuries. They are made up of 2 or more colours or shades and particularly popular are styles with the bold geometric patterns which are less ornate than traditional encaustics. They are great for floors, walls kitchen splashbacks, bathrooms, island fronts, foyers, bench tops and hearths. Greys and taupes are popular but pastel shades of blues and pinks are also favoured. They are often partnered with other tiles or finishes but do have the starring role. Theses tiles are very versatile and easy to maintain and provide the perfect punch to any space. Gallery MAGAZINE 35


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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT

showerscreen Seven great tips to get it right

The showerscreen plays a vital functional role in any bathroom but just as important is the aesthetic balance it provides to the rest of the bathroom. The following key elements will help you understand how and why this significant feature can really be the difference between a good bathroom and a great bathroom.

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STYLE

Frameless showerscreens are comprised of unobstructed thick

glass secured by subtle metal clamps or a slimline aluminium frame for low visual impact. They are increasingly popular with interior designers, as they enable the eye to focus on the space’s aesthetics and material choices. Alternatively, semi-framed screens allow for a more defined, structured look. This option offers the best of both worlds – minimally intrusive screens and a wider glass area for a more spacious feeling with reinforced structural support. Stegbar’s Grange collection features slim perimeter frame with crisp defining lines in a modern and minimalist matte black.

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SHAPE

The traditional sharp angles continue to provide a clean and

clinical look in showerscreens but thanks to new design innovations, curved and rounded shaped screens are also an option. Ideal if you are after a much softer and fluid feel to your bathroom.

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SPACE

Space is often at a premium in bathrooms. While hinge and pivot

shower door styles require empty space to accommodate their trajectory, sliding and stacking doors move parallel and give more room to move. Stegbar’s Grange slider showerscreens are uniquely designed for spatial efficiency and striking modern style. These frameless doors are designed with minimal visible screw fittings and a corner slider to better utilise space in small rooms.

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SUPPLEMENATRY STYLING

Hardware and tap ware is very

important for completing the look. Black is definitely the popular choice right now and provides an edgy dramatic feel to the space. Stegbar’s Jett hardware is perfect for a contemporary, industrial look and takes sophistication to a new level. On the other end of the spectrum, chrome or nickel-plated hardware is ideal for a lighter more subtle look that suits a range of décor themes and has enduring style appeal.

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SEAL

To best minimise leakage, choose a showerscreen with an

overlapping door and a seal on the opening edge of the door. The overlap will create a barrier that prevents water from spilling out. The seal helps reduce water leakage between the door and the closing panel or jamb. Stegbar has developed overlap showscreens with pivot doors as part of its Grange collection. These semi-frameless structures offer well-constructed framing systems for stability, strength, easy access and elegant style. This pivot design is available with up to 2500 wide openings, and is ideally suited to larger, more opulent designs.

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SAVINGS

Semi frameless shower screens are becoming extremely

popular as they give a clean, streamlined look without the expense that is associated with a fully frameless option. Stegbar’s Pivot 2000 semi-framed showerscreen has a pivoting door system and features innovative Dri-Guard water seal and magnetic door strips to ensure a secure close, offering a perfect blend of innovation and aesthetics.

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STRESS-FREE MAINTENANCE AND DURABILITY

Stegbar’s Nanoclean technology reduces cleaning time by up to 90% and decreases

the necessity for harsh chemicals. The coating prevents glass corrosion, lime deposit build-up and is abrasion resistant so it won’t wear down or rub off. It also chemical resistant, repelling both oil-based and water-based substances. It’s also important to consider the longevity of your showerscreens. All Stegbar products are covered by an industry leading warranty to offer peace of mind that a dream look won’t become a nightmare to maintain. While showerscreens may not be the first consideration in bathroom design, they can completely influence the look of the space. Stegbar showerscreens successfully blend style with functionality, which is essential if your bathroom is to stand the test of time.

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Who would have thought that lighting your room could even be easier than the ‘flick of a switch?’ CLIPSAL DID. Wiser Iconic Switch and Dimmer by Clipsal is innovation at its best. This is a product that screams modern day living which is all about efficiency, selfmanagement and of course technology.

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INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR YOUR NEW HOME CUSTOM PLANNING, DESIGN AND INSTALLATION BY HOME SMART INNOVATIONS.

Congratulations on your decision to build a new home!

Now that your building plans are complete, the professional team of consultants at Home Smart Innovations are ready to help you plan and develop a completely integrated electrical system for your home.

luxurious appointments such as in-floor heating, home theatre and audio, intercom systems and landscape lighting. Home Smart Innovations is conveniently located within the Home Option Gallery showrooms at Norwest Business Park and Thornton.

From the positioning of lighting, telephone and power points to preferred furniture and appliance locations, our friendly consultants take the time to understand your individual needs to deliver a completely customised electrical system for your new home.

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What is it? To put it simply, Wiser Iconic puts YOU in total control of your home’s lighting system. YOU control when your lights go on and YOU choose how bright you want them. This has enormous benefits including practical, economical and aesthetic advantages. By using the Wiser Room App, your phone becomes the operational device. Literally at your fingertips, you can control everything from how bright your stairway lights are to dimming any LEDS, create a 24 hour timer and 24/7 scheduling and even a sunrise, sunset mode. Wiser Iconic Switchers and Dimmers not only function superbly but also look incredibly smart and best of all, once the grid plates have been installed by a licensed electrician, you can simply clip off the standard skin and choose a finish that best suits your décor. Remember attention to details can really lift the design appeal of any room. Lighting is a very significant feature in any room and can make or break the ambience of a space. Dimmer switches let you control how bright you want your light and what atmosphere you want. Think about dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. Perhaps you want a bright light for doing your make-up up but a softer, calmer light whilst relaxing in your bath. Dimmer switches put you in charge of the mood. If you are building new than you should be living new. Future -proof your house so it’s a home that is ready to move with the times. If you are Wiser Ready then you will be able to incorporate other smart home options that are well and truly on their way. The home is more important than ever. Be in control of how you want it to function and you will love it even more. Whilst at present Wiser iconic switches are controlled by your device’s Bluetooth technology, they are getting ready for Wifi compatibility and this technology will be available soon to the whole range. This will enable the user to function their lighting and designated power points from down the street, in the office and even from around the world. Talk to your Home Smart Innovations electrical consultant about the full range of Wiser Iconic switching. Gallery MAGAZINE 47


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G+ ACCESS SYSTEM

STYLISH AND INNOVATIVE GARAGE DOORS Add the perfect touch to your home by adding one of our architectural range of doors. Our ‘Architectural’ garage doors are safer, stronger, with superior performance. Introducing the G+ Access System by Gainsborough G+ is a simple, smart, secure and affordable home access system that can be customised to suit your home. The G+ Access System gives you access to entry points, alarms, external lights and more, depending on the system you choose. FRONT GATE

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Visit the Gallery Display Centre to experience the Gainsborough G+ Access System display and design your own unique G+ System! 22 Brookhollow Avenue, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153. Phone: 02 8860 9330

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YOUR HOME IS WORTH MORE THAN ONE EXPERT JAMES TREBLE Interior Designer

If you are building a new home, I doubt you are thinking of doing the plumbing yourself or rendering the façade or tiling the bathroom. You are sensibly leaving it all up to those with these specialised skills. Choosing the right paint colour, tiles, and cabinetry can be overwhelming and these are big- ticket items so getting them wrong can be very costly. Investing in the expertise of a professional interior designer means like any other skilled craftsman, you are paying for knowledge, years of training and knowhow. Most people have a basic idea what they like. Perhaps you want crisp white walls but do you know how many shades of white there are? Maybe you are after a Hampton’s style interior. What tapware or benchtop would complete the look? And there lies the challenge: completing the look. 52 Gallery MAGAZINE

An interior designer can ensure you get everything right from the smallest details to large selections. Peace of mind is invaluable This is not about an interior designer bringing their personal design vision to life but ultimately helping you achieve yours. Building a new home is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle and an interior designer helps you piece it all together for a brilliant end-result. Leading interior designer/decorator James Treble does this for a living. He spearheads amongst many of his projects, the presentation of award winning Eden Brae homes, proof that even award winning home - builders use an interior design expert so their display homes have style longevity.

James has 3 decades of accumulated experience in the Building Industry, Real Estate and Interior Design. He says a great reason to use a professional interior designer is for a cohesive result. There is plenty of specialised advice on paint, tiles, and cabinets but ensuring all these selections, work together is the key.

Building a brand new home is the perfect opportunity to get the home you have always dreamed of and this doesn’t mean everything or anything has to be “top of the range.” In fact, James says, “a successful home is NOT made up of expensive choices but rather clever ones, knowledgeable ones…”

We don’t hesitate to seek out the services of a mechanic for our car or accountant for our taxes or a hairdresser for our hair yet we see an interior designer as a luxury. What we fail to see is that choosing an interior designer can be very cost effective. Sure, you can repaint walls if you get the colour wrong or replace tapware but this can be expensive. If you decide to just make do with your choices then are you really living in your ideal home.

So think about an interior designer just as you would any other professional who saves you time, money and offers you expertise in an area that can be both exciting and overwhelming. For more interior design, advice, hints and tips go to www.jamestreble.com/blog

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THE BUILDING DICTIONARY EXTERNAL

EVERYTHING YOUR HOME NEEDS.

EXTERNAL CLADDING

DOWNPIPES

ROOF VENTS

EAVES

GUTTER

FASCIA

HIP RENDER

MOROKA

MORTAR

BRICKS

BRICK

EAVES

EXTERNAL CLADDING

PITCH

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Generally a clay based product that forms the external veneer of the house

This section of the building is horizontal and usually abuts your brickwork on one side and your fascia on the other. Usually would refer to material (usually timber) other than brickwork that is applied as

FLASHING

FAÇADE

DOWNPIPE

FASCIA

a veneer to the external walls of your home.

The slope of the roof.

GUTTER

HIP

METER BOX

MOROKA

Sheet metal or other material used in roof and water construction to protect from water seepage. This is a French word often used to describe the front face or external front of the home.

MORTAR

RENDER

ROOF VENTS

This is a vertical material that carries the rain water down into the storm water.

WATER TANK

This material usually runs horizontally around your house and covers the edge of your roof.

PITCH

A shallow channel of metal set along the eaves of a house to capture and carry water.

The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof.

METER BOX

FAÇADE

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THE BUILDING DICTIONARY INTERIORS

EVERYTHING YOUR HOME NEEDS.

CORNICE

ARCHITRAVE

BEAM TRIM BALUSTRADE

UNDERCOAT

SHUTTERS SKIRTING BOARD

RISE

BUILDING A NEW HOME CAN BE OVERWHELMING AND EXCITING WITH MANY DECISIONS TO MAKE. MOST TERMS ARE SELF-EXPLANATORY BUT WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER DEFINITIONS OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT AS CLEAR CUT. The more you understand some of the lingo that is part of the construction world, the more clarity and confidence you will have during the building process.

ARCHITRAVE

BALUSTRADE

BEAM

This material is used to seal the window/door frame to the walls and can come in varied and ornate shapes, generally timber. This is the vertical material that supports the handrail on a staircase , the word is the plural of baluster. These predominantly prevent falling from the staircase.

CORNICE

LANDING

made of wood or steel) transversely supporting a weight.

SKIRTING BOARD

This material is fitted to the junction of the wall and the ceiling and can be ornate or plain, generally semi curved.

SHUTTERS

A platform between flight of stairs or where the stairs end. UNDERCOAT

TREAD

A coat applied PRIOR to the finishing or top coats of a paint job. RISE

TREAD

LANDING

TRIM

A structural member (usually The vertical height of

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Outdoor living environments Award winning landscape design practice

No matter how dry it might get in the future, some things you can be sure of.

2013 AILDM Silver Award for Residential Design over $150,000

2013 AILDM Gold Award + Best in Category for Landscape Management

2013, 2012 + 2011 Hills Building & Design Award for Landscaping, Urban

2010

AILDM Award for Landscape Management

changing rainfall patterns make the future even more uncertain.

2008

Australia’s climate has always been unpredictable. Today’s

At Tankworks we have been making quality steel water tanks

since 1934, so we understand the importance of having a water

AILDM Landscape Design Award for Best Residential Landscape Design under $25,000

source you can depend on. With our unique made-to-measure system you can get a tank that fits your space and your needs perfectly.

Our tanks have a smaller carbon footprint than plastic and

Made-to-measure tanks

concrete tanks, and they won’t deteriorate under the harsh

Visit us at www.tankworks.com.au to

Australian sun. Made from 100 percent recyclable steel, a

design your tank in minutes.

Tankworks water tank is the sustainable choice for the future. Visit us at www.tankworks.com.au.

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How green is your concrete footprint? ecomax Environmentally friendlier concrete At Holcim we’re building the future in a sustainable way. In our business that means taking the lead and developing products that help reduce the environmental impact of building and construction. Our ecomax™ range of concrete does just that. Carefully developed by our team of technical experts, ecomax™ focuses on the inclusion of alternative cementitious materials, recycled water and other by-products - all reducing the product’s net environmental carbon footprint. We think of it as concrete with a conscience. If you’re dedicated to greener building, we can help you tread lightly with ecomax™ concrete suitable for driveways, house and shed slabs, and all your paving and landscaping needs. To discover more about your concrete footprint, phone Holcim on 13 11 88. www.holcim.com.au

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Strength. Performance. Passion.

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Australian air conditioning that gives you

better efficiency + better savings.

At ActronAir, we understand the rising cost of living, right across our country. That’s why we’re leading the way with our award winning range of energy smart ducted air conditioners that keep you cool in summer, warm in winter and saving money all year round. In fact, our systems: Can be up to 75% more energy efficient than conventional ducted air conditioners, which can put an extra $900 in your hand, every year. Are designed in Australia for Australian conditions, with a superior operating range of up to 50 degrees. So you can take comfort that on the hottest of days, when others fold, ActronAir air conditioners keep on going strong. Better choice. Better efficiencies. Better comfort. ActronAir is designed for a better way of life for all Australians.

That ’s be tter. That ’s Actron.

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abbey shutters & blinds

complete window solutions

Abbey Shutters and Blinds offer a complete window solution for all types of interior design and budgets. From plantation shutters, venetian blinds, roller blinds, romans and verticals. We offer the best advice and customer service to help you make the right decisions.

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A better choice for asthma and allergy sufferers 2.3 million Australians suffer from asthma and one in three of us has an allergy Gyprock Sensitive has been approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program as a better plasterboard choice: • Enhanced mould resistance • Improved moisture resistance • Low in volatile organic compounds (VOC) • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) accredited

Expect more from Gyprock® see more at gyprock.com.au/sensitive

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