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’m the first to admit that my knowledge of home-based technology is limited. But the hot, summer days of late got me thinking: wouldn’t it be great to be able to flick the airconditioning on while at work to ensure the house is nice and cool when I arrive home. This is just one of the great things about home design in today’s world – not only is this possible, but there is so much more out there to make our lives that little bit easier. This month, journalist Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane takes a look at smart home technology. From the Tesla Powerwall to the Amazon Echo, which acts as a central control point for home devices, there are lots of technological advancements making their way into our homes. Also this month, we take a look at renovating the bathroom on a budget and educate readers all about the humble kitchen sink. For style inspiration, don’t miss reading up about the autumn paint trends and also the green, organic design that is taking the interior design world by storm. Happy renovating!
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Real life.............................. 6 Twin Waters renovation project
Kitchen .............................. 8 All about sinks
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Bathroom ............................14 Renovating on a budget
Tips ......................................18 Kitchens, expert advice, paint
Flooring ...............................20 Waterproof flooring
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DID YOU KNOW? According to the Department of the Environment and Energy website, Australian households are responsible for about one-fifth of the nationâ€™s greenhouse gas emissions. A reduction in energy use can be achieved by good design, the use of energy efficient technologies and behaviour that focuses on energy conservation.
SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY Robot vacuum cleaners are so yesterday â€“ technology in the home is advancing faster than ever before. Now, there are apps that allow you to control everything from your coffee machine to your airconditioning and lights from your phone and solar technology is being taken to new heights. You only have to look at the roofs of any Sunshine Coast street to see how popular solar power is in the region. From March this year, you will be able to take it one step further by installing a Tesla Powerwall in your home. These powerful batteries maximise your solar power system by storing unused energy so you can be free from the electricity grid. The Powerwall 2, can power an average two-bedroom home for a full day. You can place it indoors or outdoors and at around $10,500 installed, it is an investment in a green energy future. Rest easy Multiple sensors in the Sleep Number Mattress keep track of your breathing, heart rate and movements and send them to a Sleep IQ app so you know what has been happening while you grab 40 winks.
The gadget that talks to all of your home smart devices The Amazon Echo is becoming the latest must-have gadget, acting as a central control point for your smart home devices. This voice-activated speaker can not only stream music and podcasts, but its virtual assistant Alexa can help you control thermostats and the controls of compatible smart home devices, answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news and can access information on local businesses, provide sports scores and schedules and even order a pizza or an Uber driver. With so much power in one small gadget, the reality of technologyheavy smart homes is well and truly here.
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When Donny and Amanda Clark found their future home, nestled between the beach and Twin Waters Novotel Resort, they knew it had great potential. They were attracted to the existing layout, which had multiple zones for their children. Amanda saw past the dated, cream and beige interior and put her renovating hat ton and got to work immediately. The pair enlisted Ben Dalton from Sunshine Coast building company Your Asset Renovations to oversee the work and the project got underway. Here, the Clarks share their story.
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Q. Tell us about your renovation? A. This property received a complete renovation, transformed from a three storey, three bedroom and three bathroom home to a four bedroom, four bathroom home. Scope of works included new flooring throughout, sanding and polishing the timber flooring, a new kitchen, the addition of a butler’s pantry, main ensuite bathroom renovation, new laundry and powder room, repainting throughout, exterior painting and all new switches, down lights and fans. Plus, the addition of a guest retreat. Q. What is the secret to a successful renovation? A. Donny: Definitely project management. Ben did a fantastic job of managing our large 460m2 home renovation within the 11 week time frame, we even added quite a lot of extra’s to the project. Q. What is your favourite part of the renovated house?
A. Donny: The kitchen, living area. Amanda: Yes, the whole ground floor is a great space to enjoy. The kids can be in the pool or the media room while we’re in the lounge or kitchen, and the open plan design means we can all be together. I also love our butler’s pantry – it has so much storage.
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Q. If you did it again, is there anything you would do differently? A. Donny: No. We are rapt with the result. Q. What advice can you give to other renovators: A. Donny: If you’re renovating an investment property, stick to the standard range. If you’re renovating your own home, go the high end. The results are worth it, and you’ll get to enjoy them.
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All about sinks It’s not a kitchen without a sink. When the time comes to install the sink, you may be surprised to find the range of options available. The experts from Clark explain how to differentiate between the varieties.
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When selecting the size of the sink bowl think about how often you use it, how many people live in the home and about benchspace.
Integrated sinks If the benchtop is a key focus of your kitchen, you may like to consider this type of product. An integrated sink is custom made from the same material as the benchtop. These sinks look great in modern spaces and create a seamless design. Speak to your kitchen specialist about the options.
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Undermount sinks This sink is mounted underneath the benchtop. They require the right structure and support for installation – consider the benchtop material before choosing your sink. These sinks are easy to clean.
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TIP 1 When planning the budget, allow extra for the bits you can’t see – the pipework and other fixtures – especially if you live in an older home. Try to avoid moving pipework by keeping updated showers, baths or sinks in a similar place. It will not only cut down the time of the renovation work, but could save you hundreds of dollars in tradie labour fees.
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Painting It might not seem like a renovation project in the sense that you are not gutting something and replacing it, but painting is an effective way of updating something of old and making it new. Whether you simply want to replace that pale lemon yellow and baby blue colour scheme with a more neutral tone of greige, or the paint colour is looking a little dull in an older home, a lick of paint is a sure-fire way to give your home a brand-new feel without draining your bank account. Don’t underestimate the power of an external paint transformation if you have a board or rendered home. Think of it as a facelift for the home – you can take years off the visible age of a house by painting it.
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Don’t forget dining When renovating the kitchen, spare a thought for the dining room. Brightening up the area with a splash of paint or some wallpaper is relatively inexpensive. Finish the look with décor accents that suit the home.
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DESIGN Sunshine Coast stylist Cate Craig shares advice, home inspiration and great homeware pieces she discovers. We love her work.
WE LOVE If inspiration is what you are looking for, be sure to check out this Instagram account. The creator has amassed quite a following – 425,000 people to be precise. It’s easy to see why, with plenty of design and architectural inspiration.
Fans of DIY and television series, The Block, will enjoy following Aussie star Scotty Cam. He shares everything from fun, family posts to behind-the-scenes snaps from filming of The Block.
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Inspiration Looking for ideas? We love this. Inspired by oriental design, this seating area will aid in relaxation, which is what an outdoor entertainment area should do.
There are a few simple tips to follow when preparing to plant a new garden. When digging out the garden remove any rocks or debris. This will help the plants settle into the dirt easier and to grow successfully.
Shaping Planting a new garden? The first step is to identify the best location in your yard and then mark out the garden bed. We recommend shaping the edges with sand so you can use it as a guide when planting.
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Gardening hints • Do your research before choosing plants – talk to the gardening experts. • Choose climate appropriate plants. • Include a range of plants – flowering varieties, as well as green foliage. • When buying flower bulbs, check they’re healthy. • Save money by buying smaller plants.
Plan Don’t place plants into the ground without planning first. Keep them in pots and arrange in the garden to make sure you are happy with the look. Once you are pleased with the outcome, you can plant them.
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View our wide range of International stone in our showroom and be inspired. 97 Enterprise St, Kunda Park P. 5453 4401 www.creativestone.net.au
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DULUX UNVEILS AUTUMN COLOURS
tip When creating a nursery, it’s also important to consider the washability and safety of paint in a baby’s space. When choosing a product, select one that is easy to clean and has a low odour and is low in chemicals such as volatile organic compounds.
RE O M D N A S N E H C IT K
Paint industry leader Dulux has released the upcoming season’s colour trends. Taking cues from texture and the beauty of nature, interiors will be soft this autumn. Dulux predicts that light and mid-tone hues, as well as greige, will dominate trends. Stemming from the 2017 Dulux Colour Trends’ Sentience theme, the autumn palette combines mellow hues with texture, according to Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr. The key colours, including Dulux’s Parchment Paper, Beige Mystery, Pinkham and Suede effect in Eco Chic, are ideal for nurseries, she says. “Any of these colours would look beautiful in either a boy’s or
girl’s nursery as they are the epitome of gender neutral. “We’re seeing soft colours used more often in children’s spaces now, it’s less about traditional colours such as pinks and blues and these autumn hues are perfect if you’re painting before you know your baby’s gender. “Aim to reduce stimulating or strong contrasting colours and intense patterns in a child’s nursery or bedroom to create a calming ambiance. If the room feels a little too neutral, homeowners can add colours such as Pinkham for a touch of warmth and colour. These colours can also be easily adapted by adding accessories in blues or pinks, once a parent is ready to introduce splashes of colour into the room.’’
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Colour breakdown Parchment Paper Warm and neutral, this colour will create a soft and gentle backdrop for a nursery or child’s bedroom.
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Beige Mystery A new chameleon colour that falls between a warm beige and a soft grey (greige). It’s versatile. Pinkham Warm and uplifting, this soft neutral pink works well with natural stones, greys and whites. It is idea for any room that requires a touch of warmth. Suede effect in Eco Chic This soft textured colour has subtle undertones of natural beige. The suede finish adds an extra dimension to the room providing a textural experience. For more information visit dulux.com.au IMAGES: BREE LEECH & HEATHER NETTE KING FOR DULUX COLOUR TRENDS 2017 – SENTIENCE PALETTE. PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
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finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your en renovation into a home
LLEAFY MATTER LEAF LLike the tropical theme? Keep in mind that not everything has to have an element of green. Mix and match colours. This wall hanging is from Curtains & Covers Sunshine Coast.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS Be inspired by the environment and bring the outdoors in with the right touch of style. Use a palette consisting of green and earthy tones, including terracotta.
Bring an element of life into any room with animal-inspired accents. These twin birds will work both in outdoor and indoor living spaces. They are from Curtains & Covers Sunshine Coast. Phone 5441 6000.
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SEA LIFE This cushion is reminiscent of the ocean and coastal lifestyle. It’s from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
The Umbra Trigg large wall w vessel will bring a modern touch m to t your home. It’s from Domayne.
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GO COASTAL Cool and peaceful, blue can bring a soothing feel to your home. Pair with raw timber, wicker, linen, white, pastel yellow and cream to achieve a beautiful coastal charm effective.
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Donâ€™t settle on a colour theme until you have considered all materials. Think about what paint colours will match certain products. Also, consider what textural elements you would like to introduce.
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BEYOND THE LIVING ROOM DIY home-decorators often shy away from bringing colour into wet areas such as the bat bathroom and laundry. Carry a theme through the house with subtle touches. This design perfectly demonstrates how tranquil blues can be used in the bathroom.
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