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projects, products & ideas MANAGING EDITOR Kate St James, FDIA kstjames@universalmagazines.com.au ASSISTANT EDITOR Lauren Circosta EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Maddie Rosenthal CONTRIBUTORS Belinda Crestani, Danielle Townsend, Cherie Barber, Robert Harwood, Justin Quinlan, Caitlin Chander, Jenna Catalano, Alison Bichsel COPY EDITOR Danielle Townsend DESIGNERS Stephen Richards, Jeanne Wu FLOORPLANS Paul Gunning ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Janice Williams PUBLISHING MANAGER Emil Montibeler ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Kristen Miller NATIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER Anna Banno 02 9887 0624, 0457 102 888 abanno@universalmagazines.com.au ADVERTISING SENIOR DESIGNER Martha Rubazewicz

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s a veteran of many renovations and several new builds — not only for myself and family but also my clients — I know only too well that renovating is a far more serious pursuit than any ‘reality’ TV show can claim it to be. Renovating can be a wonderful experience — or a worst nightmare. Whether renovating for yourself and your family or renovating for profit, the same principles should apply. These include research, planning, budgeting and good time management. It is also wise to engage the services of experts if you are not an experienced renovator as money spent on professional advice upfront can save you lots of money over the course of your project. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be involved, too — after all, it’s your house. We all hear about budget over-runs and unexpected events when renovating. This is why it’s imperative to do your research, especially prior to purchasing a property, to ensure that you know exactly what you are buying into. There should be no excuse to discover that the house you just purchased is heritage-listed, is built over an old mine shaft or is earmarked for demolition to build in the next freeway! I know that sounds obvious but you’d be surprised to learn that it happens. This issue we have some great advice from the experts including Cherie Barber from Renovating for Profit. Cherie has built a career renovating houses and over the next few issues will be sharing her advice as well as showcasing some interesting case studies to demonstrate just what can be achieved. You’ll notice a different editorial team this issue as Belinda Crestani takes to the world of freelance journalism. Our former editor Belinda contributes this issue with two stories; entertaining and small living spaces. Regular contributor Danielle Townsend discusses what’s

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hot, what’s cool and what’s in for bathroom design. And our Reno Doctor discusses the carbon debate and its impact on the future of housing design. Featured projects this issue include the conversion of a former barn into a singlebedroom residence; the transformation of a 1970s building into a contemporary family home; a complete makeover of a previously cramped kitchen into a modern masterpiece and for a couple moving to Tasmania from Sydney, an energy-efficient, low-maintenance, ultramodern home. Renovating can be a wonderful experience and one which adds to the quality of our built environment if carried out to a high standard. With all the features, advice and projects this issue you’re well placed to start the process of realising your renovation dream.

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For the past 10 years, Danielle’s passion for homes has also been her profession. Her early career was spent in Griffith, NSW, at a country newspaper, writing about everything from motoring to wedding fairs, local food and wine events, business identities and entertainment. Now, as a freelancer, she works on a variety of titles covering everything from homes to bargain shopping, dirt bikes, schools and computers. Well, you know what they say — variety is the spice of life!

Belinda has worked across all fields of media including television, radio and the web, but when the opportunity to write for some of Sydney’s prestigious home design magazines came up, she jumped at the chance. Belinda was previously deputy editor of Luxury Home Design and has a keen eye for design. Her other passions include reading and travelling. Her dream is to one day live in a beautiful coastal town in Italy, where she’ll be inspired to write a best-selling novel.

Caitlin has a keen interest in colour, design and form and has come to Renovate to explore these elements in interiors. A media and communications student, Caitlin’s passion is communicating through the visual medium and she understands the influence of our surroundings. Currently studying at UNSW, Caitlin’s internship with Renovate has given her the opportunity to explore these passions in magazine publishing, having had previous experience in TV production. Fashion, travel, languages, music and sport of all sorts are what help Caitlin keep her feet on the ground.

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Renovate, issue 7.4

Up front

Features

006 Editor’s letter

024 20 Storage Solutions Create a clutter-free environment

008 Contributors and Strategic Partners

030 Renovating for Profit Rags to riches

014 Product News The newest design news and products for your home

020 Eco Colour

098 Laminex Kitchen case study

110 Bathrooms

A potted history of paint

What’s hot, what’s cool, what’s in

036 Renovating for Profit The road to renovation riches

Renovation Insights sights

120 Entertaining

038 Do you really want to live like this?

126 Small living spaces

Playing the role of entertainer

Think big, live small

040 Expert Advice

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042 W & G Duber

118 Comfort Heat Australia

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050 Maria Gigney Architects Re-use and recycle

132 Australian Window Systems 134 Evolution Floors

056 Tanner Architects From Federation to celebration

064 Archengine Architects Modernising history

072 Tanner Architects Harbour life

Handy Hints

136 Homework is key to successful renovation projects 138 Top tips for choosing roofing colours

“Whatever the size of your space or the one you want to create, careful consideration and applying clever design solutions win out every time.” – Robert Harwood ARCHITECT: Christopher Polly Architect BUILDER: Paul King Pty Ltd PHOTOGRAPHER: Brett Boardman COVER DESIGN: Kate Podger

080 Vienna Design Recreating the past

088 Christopher Polly Architect

Reno Doctor 140 The great debate

Let there be light

094 Roshills Constructions Edwardian treasure

144 Suppliers and Stockists 146 Index

104 Interiors by Darren James Only the best

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Colour is back! Straight from the fashion catwalks of Europe, colour blocking is the newest trend to be picked up by the furnishings industry. Brighten your home with bold and vivacious colours; create a dramatic atmosphere and just have some fun with gorgeous colour

S1 miniature stools from the S Series collection by Yellow Diva are the babies of the family. Equally at home on their own or in a crowd, these delightful miniature stools sit happily in all surroundings. Patchwork or plain, S1 makes an ideal companion to both the S and C Series. www.yellowdiva.com

The Elfin stool is a versatile design by Ross Didier, one of Australia’s rising stars, and was launched in 2009 at ICFF New York. These multi-functional stools have great personality and can be turned over and filled with ice for parties, earth for planting or used for storage. Elfin is made from high-strength, 100 per cent recyclable polymer and moulded in unlimited colours (for large quantities), and is UV-stabilised. Available in black, white, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. www.corporateculture.com.au

Designed by James Davis and David Walley in 1999, the CS1 sofa makes a bold statement with its double-ended chaise/ sofa. The sumptuous organic contours and unique silhouette deliver an inventive interpretation of the classical settee. Keep it simple or mix it up with a contrasting coloured back.

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Joko designed by Bartoli Design for Kristalia Studio. Bartoli Design had been working for years on a project for a poetically minimalist chair. The outcome is Joko. The difficulty lay in minimising it as far as possible, without making it too basic or rigid. Its distinguishing feature is the single fused shape — which is soft and organic — of its surfaces that include the front legs, the back and the rear legs.

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DEN by Bartoli Design is a coffee table made from natural lime tree wood, finished with either natural oil to give it an organic feel, or polyurethane in a matte or gloss finish. This table can be upturned and used upside down to give it a different appearance.

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FLOORING The flooring you choose anchors your home’s décor. Hard or soft, the look is luxurious with these stunning options for underfoot

The Velieris Alpaca collection of carpets is natural and undyed, and avoids the enormous amount of energy and water required to produce synthetic carpet. Alpaca is silky to the touch and more resistant than wool. Shown here is Alpaca Cortadeo in Tierra. www.velieris.com

Rugs are most commonly purchased for the living room where they can be used to add warmth to the space or bring together the lounge furnishings. This Entrelacs woollen rug from Ligne Roset works in harmony with the surrounding Ted sofas, adding texture to the otherwise stark environment. Without this rug the room would not have the same relaxed vibe and therefore would be less inviting as a living space. www.domo.com.au

Quadretti tiles from the ZERO.3 collection are available in a soft Cacao colour and, as you can see, the chocolate shade offers warmth to the bathroom and achieves an earthy sense. From Erneste Tile Concepts. www.erneste.com.au

The use of bamboo has grown from the opportunity presented by the worldwide concern regarding the exploitation of non-renewable products such as traditional hardwood products. Style Plantation markets and distributes a broad range of products and services including the flooring shown here, trademarked STYLEBOARD™ — a woven, compressed bamboo.

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LIGHTING Lighting is not only an essential key to your home’s efficient operation, it’s the icing on your interior’s proverbial cake. Have fun with exciting trends, colourful creations and glowing shapes Architects Paola Traversa and Eugenio Gargioni from Euga Design in Italy have released the latest minimalist creation to highlight the trend towards fusing utilitarian architecture and lighting design. Designed for Italian manufacturer Omikron Design, the young design duo embraced Omikron’s commitment to producing thoughtful industrial design with high-performance lighting technology. The result is the birth of the luminous LED Panama series, which offers a strikingly thin and non-invasive lampshade that appears to rest on a slender aluminium stem. www.mondoluce.com

Think about using a series of pendant lights to make a statement. Looking at the Dome Pendant Lamp from Moooi it’s easy to see how the design of this light was influenced by domes on classic buildings such as Brighton Pavilion, the US State Capitol Building and Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral. Jameelah El-Gahsjgari has used this basic shape to create three different-sized Dome suspension fittings in three fabric colours. The inside of the Dome has a silver reflector made of a heat-resistant material and there are three colours available — red, white and black. www.moooi.com

Add a lively finish to your space with the vibrant Muse soft lamp from Axo light. Consisting of a metal structure, the covering is of removable and washable stretch fabric, which is available in 11 colours. www.axolight.com.au

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The natural-finished Cali Ball pendant has been sprayed a vibrant red and given a new lease on life — a stunning way to brighten your interior. Also shown is the Ariya room screen, Vogue sofa in Vanilla and Vogue ottoman in Vanilla. From Equator Homewares.


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ECO MATERIALS Natural tones and hues can be achieved using eco-friendly décor in the home — these products bring you closer to the earth

Touching the surface Most brands of paint comprise of harsh compounds and toxic chemicals, making the task of painting your house detrimental to your health and the environment. These toxins make it difficult to enjoy revamping your bedroom. Thanks to Painted Earth, painting your bedroom can do less damage to the environment than it has in the past. Located in eco-loving Byron Bay, Painted Earth specialises in eco-friendly paint products that are low in VOC content — free from hazardous and damaging chemicals. The products are durable and have high vapour permeability, meaning they discourage mould growth due to their breathable content. With a slight, earthy scent, we do not have to subject ourselves to offensive odours and the easy disposal of the products means you can simply throw it away in your household garbage. Painted Earth provides a wide range of finishes, all available in varied natural tones and hues, giving your home that organic, modern look. Overall, we can create a better environment, while still creating a perfect finish for our walls! www.house-paint.com.au House designed and built by Ed Youl Residential Building Pty Ltd.

Zen factor Bamboo has long been associated with being eco-friendly. It has high regenerative qualities so its harvest is quick and ever-growing, and its ability to decrease CO2 emissions means that it is better for you and the environment. House Of Bamboo has specialised in providing bamboo flooring and fencing in Australia for more than 30 years through panelling, cladding and its notable Natureed©. More interestingly, however, is its range of interior products to spruce up your eco home. With a variety of webbing, wall coverings, decorative rope and twine and even lamps, House of Bamboo has created a range of products that are sure to add that touch of green to your home. House Of Bamboo certainly provides a green option for that natural Zen feel. www.houseofbamboo.com.au

Feed the flame Candles always add a touch of flair to your home. Whether you have a few on the kitchen table or many on your mantelpiece, candles are a classy source of natural light. Inspired by the Balinese tradition of candle making, Natural Light Candle Co. specialises in creating candles that are made of sustainable, organic materials such as soy wax and beeswax, as well as lead-free wicks. The company is also dedicated to protecting its fair trade facilities through training and hiring local staff in Bali. These products are so special because they are handmade and full of natural substances. Natural Light Candle Co.’s products are a great addition to your home décor — they burn for hours and the candles produce an aroma so natural and fragrant it will revitalise every corner of your house. Having various sources of natural light boosts the energy in a house and these beautiful candles will enhance every eco-friendly home.

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Laying the love Fair trade and greener living are not always high on our list of priorities when it comes to revamping the home. We often have specific styles and finishes in mind and it can be hard to match these, or even find the right products that satisfy these ‘green’ regulations. Here is an easier way to achieve both — EcoChic. The online store sources a collection of unique, organic creations and specialises in sourcing eco-friendly, fair trade products for the home. Ranging from lighting fixtures to rugs, bedspreads to vases, each item shown on EcoChic has been thoroughly researched in its history and creation. To make sure each product sold satisfies the standards for fair trade, eco-friendly products, EcoChic reviews the development of the products from the design stages to production. Most products are hand made and unique in design, which means that you can add a touch of difference to your home, while making a difference in our world. www.ecochic.com.au


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GREEN living A potted history of paint By Miranda Baker

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’m interested in how things evolve. Ideas that grow from a mere thought to something solid, normal, everyday: can openers, trampolines and socks. These things haven’t always been. Someone had a thought. The thought turned into an action. The action turned into a thing. The thing changed and grew. And there we have it — an iPad. Paint has followed its own chequered path of development over the last 20,000 years. Borne from humans’ obsession with colours and our inability not to graffiti, we made our mark with iron oxides (Egyptians), the squish left over from crushing shell fish (Romans), the goo extracted from the poor female cochineal beetle (Aztecs) and the delightful alchemy of a concentrate of cow’s urine and mud (India). Even 5000 years ago we had worked out that to get paint to go on smoothly we needed binding agents and thinners. The addition of lead and arsenic created durable, colour-fast paints that are still holding their own two-and-a-half-thousand years later. Not bad — just a bit of a pity that they were, and in some cases still are, completely toxic. It wasn’t until as late as the 19th Century that some possibly bored, almost certainly female (but don’t quote

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me on that) colour obsessives had the synapse spark that resulted in using paint to cover walls decoratively in the way that has become standard in modern times. Around then, an entrepreneurial outfit called Sherwin Williams began manufacturing paints for architectural applications — and an industry was born. Nowadays paint is a diverse creature. We paint everything from spaceships to roller skating rinks, with specialised paint applications available for almost anything you can think of. And it’s a grubby business. An environmental black sheep. Packed with heavy metals and VOCs, paints throughout history have behaved like your worst two-faced friend — all smiles and charm on the face of it but with a dangerous, secret, poisonous edge.

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Luckily, the paint industry appears to continually evolve. Now, faced with evidence of the damage that standard paints can cause and a need to lessen the environmental impact of their manufacture, companies such as Australia’s ecolour are emerging as the new winners. ecolour’s paints are completely non-toxic and have achieved carbon-neutral accreditation by recycling and re-refining waste engine oil into a water-based paint — a first in paint evolution. This oil acts as a preservative and provides durability, superior coverage and smooth application qualities to the paint, which allows it to behave in exactly the same way as any other premium acrylic paint — just without the carcinogens and pollutants … From cow’s urine to ecolour! That’s quite a journey. For more information, visit www.ecolour.com.au

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FEATURE 20 STORAGE SOLUTIONS

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Having enough room to accommodate all your personal belongings can be a dilemma. Here are some stylish and practical solutions to keep your home and your life clutter-free

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7. Complement your dining setting with the Manhattan buffet. The sophisticated design features American oak timber veneer in black with an extra-thick 10mm tempered glass top. Easy-glide metal runners on the drawers provide smooth operation and durability, while the combination of three drawers and three cupboards creates plenty of storage options. www.fantasticfurniture.com.au 8. The Cloud Bookcase, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Cappellini, is a modular double-faced bookcase produced in white, red, light or dark green polyethylene. The elements, manufactured with rotational technology, can be combined together with clips — each element is provided with two clips. www.corporateculture.com.au

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17. For the design afficianado, the Homage to Mondrian cabinets are designed by Shiro Kuramata for Cappellini. Two cabinet designs with doors and drawers are inspired by the most graphic masterpieces of Piet Mondrian. Both cabinets are matte lacquer in black, white, blue, red and yellow on grey rubber castors. www.corporateculture.com.au

18. The Cetonia chest of drawers, designed in 1984 and signed by Alessandro Mendici for Zanotta, has a chromium-plated tubular steel frame with shelves in white. It would make a beautiful addition to your bedroom. www.spacefurniture.com.au

19. Le Roi cabinet: nine numbered and signed originals designed by Alessandro Dubini in 2007. The cabinet was manufactured with a wooden structure, plated with aluminium and decorated with the sublimation printing technique. The interior is timber painted black and is topped with black Corian. www.spacefurniture.com.au

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With the potential to reel in the profits, this tired home was transformed into a modern gem The new fence and contemporary exterior make for a fresh and modern entrance to the house.

WORDS Lauren Circosta PHOTOGRAPHY Sarah Lorden Real Estate

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hen professional renovator, Cherie Barber from Renovating for Profit, laid eyes on this weary four-bedroom, one-bathroom home, she realised its great potential. It’s a structure that hadn’t seen the light of renovation for at least 30 years and was cosmetically tired as well as disjointed. “It was a solid house with good bones but, with an existing slope on the site, there was no ‘flow-through’ feel from the indoors to the outdoors,” she recalls. Most of the renovation took place in the back area of the structure. The front of the home required cosmetic touch-ups, including new roofing to the front, while the rear was demolished and extended out. “The block had

Large windows fuse the inside and outside areas together.

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not been utilised to its full potential, leaving a reasonably small house on a large space,” she notes. With the faults fully acknowledged, Cherie set to work on turning this weary space into a five-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen zone. Cherie rendered the front façade for a fresh and modern look. The exterior walls were revitalised with Dulux Weathershield Lanyard, and trims and barge boards in Dulux Weathershield Lights Out. Quick to follow was an upgrade to the roof which had its terracotta tiles removed and replaced with Colorbond Deep Ocean. Despite the front of the home’s roof showing no signs of deterioration, the whole roof was reworked to ensure the extensive renovations at the back of the home would blend and look consistent. The job list was large but not unachievable. Walls were both demolished at the rear of the house to open up the space and added at the front of the building to enclose rooms and promote privacy. New windows, doors and floorboards were added, as well as a sleek new The sleek, new kitchen has an influx of natural light flooding through.

kitchen and stylish bathroom space. Landscaping at the rear was utilised to create a ‘family-friendly’ home as well as low-maintenance landscaping and new fence at the front. Creating a natural flow from the indoors to the outdoors was the biggest challenge of this project. Due to the slope in the site, Cherie had to ensure the family home came with a practical layout that married the two zones successfully. A large balcony that runs parallel to the open-plan living zone was the perfect solution. The large wall that closed off the back area was removed, too. It features bi-fold glass doors that open to the outdoor retreat. “By using lots of glass I have brought the sense of the outdoors into the indoor living space. This fuses the two areas together instead of separating them,” Cherie says. By taking this approach the home also achieves an influx of natural light that floods the living space. A career in renovating for profit has boosted Cherie’s market knowledge. “Adding an extra bedroom in the suburb of Balmain, Sydney, adds approximately $200,000 to $400,000 on the

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Cherie’s ‘cookiecutter’ template With more than a decade of solid renovating experience behind her, Cherie has found a colour and finishes scheme that works for all her projects. She has compiled her own ‘cookie-cutter’ template that features her winning formula for her market. By sticking to this template Cherie saves valuable time by not having to source new materials for each job. It also minimises product waste as any unused material can be put to work on the next assignment. “The key is to save yourself some time and do what you know will work. People tend to try and out-do their last renovation, which is just a time and money waster,” she notes. FLOORING Red ironbark floorboards KITCHEN Cabinetry: High-gloss polyurethane cabinets painted in either half-strength or quarterstrength Dulux Linseed, depending on amount of natural light in room Benchtops and splashback: CaesarStone Osprey BATHROOM Cabinetry: High-gloss polyurethane cabinets painted in either half-strength or quarterstrength Dulux Linseed, depending on amount of natural light in room Basins: Plain square basin 60mm height or less Floor tiles: 900mm x 300mm format in chocolate brown or slate grey matte finish Wall tiles: High-gloss polished tiles in white or matched to wall colour LIGHTING General: Satin chrome circular downlights Feature lights: Crystal pendants or drum lights used in strategic focal points

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Before – Front view

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The simple and seamless bathroom embodies modern appeal.

The bedroom has a flow-through feel from the indoors to the outdoors.

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sale price,” she notes and, with this information in hand, Cherie found a great way to include one in the project. The fifth bedroom in the roof attic is one of her favourite features. It’s accessed via a pull-down ladder and works as a great addition for when guests stay over. “It’s a nice and simple space that didn’t cost much to put together and adds to the overall profit of the project,” she says. At the end of the day, the project turned out to be an eye-opener for Cherie. It not only brought in more than $250,000 in profit but also taught her valuable lessons in regards to council co-operation that will stay with her throughout her renovating career. The revamped family home now boasts a contemporary interior that seamlessly flows from inside to out for a modern approach to inner-city living.

project particulars

The project was designed by KENNEDY ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS 15 Nelson Street, Annandale NSW 2038 Tel 02 9557 6466 Web www.kennedyassociates.com.au

The deck area is surrounded by lowmaintenance landscaping to create a ‘family-friendly’ backyard.

This project was built by RENOVATING FOR PROFIT Suite 11, 37 Nicholson Street Balmain East NSW 2041 Tel 02 9555 5010 Web www.renovatingforprofit.com.au

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Does Low Voltage Equal Low Power? The Great Downlight Mythconception Dispelled

One of the great lighting “mythconceptions” is that low voltage lamps mean low power consumption, but this cannot be further from the truth. Since the 1980’s consumers have used halogen downlights to enhance their home’s architectural and aesthetic appeal and now the halogen downlight, a lamp once predominately used in jewellery store cabinet displays, has established itself as the lamp of choice in homes...but at what cost? Most Consumers are unaware that each 50W halogen downlight uses up to 55 Watts of power with transformer losses included. Halogen downlights can have surface temperatures well over 190°C, the heat generated by halogen downlights and the fire risk from insulation in contact with the lamp is also downplayed. Current Australian standards provide for clearances of 200mm from the downlight to prevent contact tragically, serious accidents can and do occur.

Figure 1. LED’s retroĮt into halogen Įƫngs in the Retail shop at Melbourne Zoo

The best way to eliminate risk is not to install halogen downlights in the first place, but they do look great and home owners prefer them. How do we keep the downlight look but significantly reduce the risk? Technology today offers a number of products that are safer non-halogen downlight alternatives, the two most common types being Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) and Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) technology.

LED’s produce instant light, are capable of being dimmed, have very little surface heat and their energy consumption is around 1/10th that of a halogen. A major disadvantage is that light output may not be sufficient to replace the existing halogen lamp. LED products come in different configurations, some are direct replacements of existing halogens, using the existing power supply and neatly connecting into the existing fitting. Other LED’s however, are all in one complete kits that offer a new fitting – therefore the existing halogen lamp, power supply and fitting need to be removed for the new LED to be installed. Direct replacement LED’s tend to be inexpensive, but are also less likely to produce Figure 2. ecoBright® 6W LED the same light output as a 50 Watt halogen. Complete LED units are typically more a direct replacement expensive, have a higher wattage and are quite capable of meeting and maintaining for some Halogen lamps. the existing light output. Whether the existing light level is required at all depends on what the primary use of the lighting is for – if it is used for a spotlighting effect (Figure 1.), or as a secondary lighting source, then a 6 Watt LED (Figure 2.) would be sufficient for the task. The CFL alternative to halogens, can be split into two categories: those that need an electrician to fit them and those that can be fitted by the householder themselves. Direct replacement CFL’s (figure 3) are rated to low voltage specifications and similar to direct replacement LED’s, simply plug into the existing hardware for halogen lamps. CFL solutions that require an electrician (figure 4) to fit them do not need transformers and therefore the spacing between the lamps and the insulation can be reduced – this allows for better insulation of the home.

Figure 3. ecobulb® 12V 15W CFL direct replacement for some Halogen lamps.

The advantages of CFL’s are cost and light output. The main disadvantage is that CFL’s require a small period of time to warm up – this is especially true of CFL’s (such as the ecobulb® range) containing amalgam (an alloy of mercury) instead of free mercury - which makes them safer than traditional CFL’s. Additionally, many CFL fittings do not provide for dimming although there are dimmable versions on the market.

The appeal of halogen downlights is quite high, however there is also a growing awareness of the risks and energy consumed by these lamps and the safer alternatives available. As long as consumers are willing to trade off some of the benefits of 50W halogen lamps, then big savings can be made in running costs. It’s a classic win-win and difficult to argue against something that is not only good for our hip pocket but good for the environment as well. For more information contact ecoBright® energy solutions on 03 9331 0027 or visit www.ecobright.com.au © ecoBright Pty Ltd 0811 - RM-JDT

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The road to

RENOVATION RICHES Professional renovator Cherie Barber shares the five key things you must master in order to successfully renovate for profit

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here’s no doubt about it, Australians have a love affair with renovating. The plethora of renovation TV shows proves that. Many everyday Aussies embark on the process only to discover that reality is wildly different to what’s on our TV screens. To successfully renovate for profit and make a lump-sum cash profit at the end of every renovation you’ll need to arm yourself with an understanding of five core factors.

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BECOME A SUBURB AND PRICING EXPERT

Firstly, target no more than one to three suburbs in which to become a property expert. Specialising in a small cluster of suburbs, located geographically close together, will ensure you focus your time and efforts to intimately know the local demographics, the style of housing and expectations of buyers in your area. When you focus on one thing, you’re likely to be more successful. When you play the role of jack of all trades, you’ll do nothing well. Know what buyers want in your local suburb and create a property product to meet the needs of those buyers. It’s business basics 101.

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KNOW HOW TO ADD VALUE

There are 150-plus ways you can add value to a property. My top five personal favourites are painting, cement rendering, ripping up old carpet and polishing floorboards, changing light fittings and installing new doors in a property. These are low-cost, high-impact changes you make to a property that add real perceived value. Ensure enough work can be done to your property (called the scope of works) to cover all the costs associated with a renovation project (stamp duty, finance costs, renovation and resale costs). This means you’ll need to clearly identify which parts of the property, internally and externally, offer you

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the potential to change. If the only thing you can do to improve a property is paint, you’ll struggle to cover your costs and make a profit.

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ADD WOW FEATURES

Professional renovators target owneroccupiers not investors. When dealing with investor buyers, it’s all about the numbers and return on investment. Owner-occupiers are different though. Their property purchase is an emotional decision, therefore when renovating, install items or features in your property that make people say “wow” at various locations throughout your property. These features get buyers emotionally attached to your property. They love it and want it. And once they feel this way, the sky’s the limit in terms of what sales price you achieve, if you have two or more buyers feeling the same way about your property.

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PROJECT MANAGE NOT D. I. Y.

People think they’ll save money by being the DIYer — the person who does all the work themself. Let me tell you, if you want to go over budget, over time, over bad quality and over it just in general, then be the DIYer. It’s the biggest misconception in renovating and unfortunately the TV shows rely on this element. Smart renovators treat their property projects like a business. They work on their business, not in it and that means always stepping back and project managing a team of experts to come in and do the work for you. When you do this, your project will be completed faster, to time, cost and quality standards and you won’t be an exhausted blithering mess at the end of it all.

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AGGRESSIVE MARKETING

There are good times of the year to sell a property and there are bad times. There are good real estate agents and there are bad agents. There are good marketing campaigns and there are bad ones. Professional renovators go the extra mile to help their real estate agent sell their property. Look for creative ways to show buyers how good your property is. I have a building and pest inspection report already done on a property so buyers can make a quick decision. I have a features card printed and stuck under the light switch in every room to tell buyers what inclusions are in every room of the property. It’s these extra things that can mean the difference between selling your property or not. One thing is for sure, renovating for profit is not hard; you just need to be aware of the important factors in the step-by-step process. An intimate understanding of the above will certainly put you in the right direction to climb the path to renovation riches!

Cherie Barber is a top Australian renovator and the director of Renovating for Profit. For free weekly renovation or property development videos, visit www.renovatingforprofit.com.au


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LIVE LIKE THIS?

When designing a new home or renovating an existing one, it’s essential to consider the amount of space you need to ensure your quality of life WORDS Robert Harwood RAIA RIBA

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he vast majority of Australians enjoy a luxury of space that is the envy of the rest of the world. Yet despite this, or perhaps because they may not realise just how precious it is, many Australian homeowners could consider the space they create more carefully. By building ill-designed extensions that are uncomfortable to live in, space can be squandered. And when building from scratch, is it really necessary to construct the largest home possible on your land? Both situations can create homes that are wasteful, with vast areas of ‘living’ area lying dead and unused. Houses such as these are expensive to

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manage and are lost opportunities in terms of enhancing quality of life. The other equally important factor is that no amount of water recycling, solar heating and use of recycled building materials can eliminate the fact that building larger homes or extensions is more taxing on the environment than smaller ones. Building bigger homes inevitably means more raw construction materials, more waste, more electricity, more gas, more water, more cleaning supplies and more maintenance. While many people think about turning off lights, adding insulation and choosing eco-friendly building products, it seems rare for people to simply consider the wasteful space in their homes and its consequences. Some of the most innovative and satisfying solutions are found when space is limited. Rather than supersizing your space,

why not choose higher-quality fixtures and fittings, better-quality window frames and glazing and adding features such as skylights? The approach is win-win. You save by not creating energy-consuming wasted space and then have the opportunity to invest in higher-quality and environmentally friendly products. With population numbers heading ever northwards, space is indeed a luxury and is set to become even more so. But building big just because you can doesn’t necessarily deliver a better, more livable result. Whatever the size of your space or the one you want to create, careful consideration and applying clever design solutions win out every time.

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ExpertADVICE Ways to stop budget blow-outs when renovating or building WORDS Justin Quinlan

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eople involved with renovating or building a house are often faced with the situation where they find the cost of their dream considerably greater than their original budget. At Archengine Architects we contend that there are a number of important steps that people who are considering customising building options can adopt to ensure they do not find themselves in this unenviable situation.

 Understand the architect’s role.

Primarily this involves acting on a client’s behalf to control building quality. It is feasible that an architect could manage the other project consultants involved and also lodge the Development Application and possibly provide services throughout the construction process. It’s important not to confuse the architect’s role with that of a project manager, whose task among others, is to control project time and cost.  Engage a quantity surveyor. They are specialists in estimating the value of building construction costs. Clients should give the architect’s drawings to the quantity surveyor before the Development Application is lodged. The upfront quantity surveyor’s fee of $5000 is a way of ensuring there is not a budget blow-out later on. Further, it is a way of ensuring that clients don’t end up with an approval for something they can’t afford. Clients should take the time to understand what the quantity surveyor has and has not allowed for. These are the variables that will affect the cost later in the process. 40

On occasion, clients are under the misconception that their architect is in complete control of the project cost. The reality is that the lines architects draw are a representation of something that doesn’t yet exist, and until these representations reach a very high level of resolution, it is extremely difficult to obtain an accurate idea of the final cost. There is often a cost gap between what the client wants and what they can afford. The anticipated outcome of renovations or building a house is an exciting prospect for clients. However this, with few exceptions,

 Understand the market.

Customising building is a lengthy process and could take up to 18 months. If there’s a construction boom going on and commodity prices are on the increase, 18 months could alter the cost of a project by 15 to 20 per cent and if clients don’t act on their development approval for a couple of years, the variations could be even greater. If this happens to be the case, clients should work with their architect to trim the project. Architects will charge for amending the drawings; obviously they have no control over the prevailing market.  Actively engage with the architect. It’s important for clients to explain exactly what they are looking for by talking about as much of their wish list as possible. This will help guide the architect in developing the outcome clients are looking for. Architects are not empowered to provide definitive financial advice, however, they can provide general information on possible cost estimates, based on their experience, during the design process.

has budget parameters which often limit the scope of the desired outcome. It is thus vitally important that clients have a reasonably accurate idea of the full cost of their undertaking. I say reasonably accurate because with many different consultants, suppliers, approval bodies, contractors, sub-contractors, materials, fixtures and finishes being involved, the building customisation process is always going to be somewhat fluid. With this in mind the following practical guide should help clients manage the cost issue and avoid becoming a budget blow-out casualty.

 Manage expectations.

The gap between what clients want and what they can afford to spend, whether constrained by site or circumstance, is their responsibility to manage. The final outcome produced by the architect reflects what their clients have asked for. However, ultimately, clients must take sole responsibility for the cost of their expectations.  Assume nothing. It is critical that clients ask every question that comes to them regardless of how trivial it may appear. In doing so, they build a knowledge bank around their endeavour, which assists them make informed decisions.

There is nothing worse for clients than realising they cannot afford their dream renovation or house construction because it has overtaken their budget. Our experience at Archengine Architects has demonstrated that clients who follow these suggested guidelines go a long way towards ensuring that this does not happen.


HOUSES & APARTMENTS A showcase of outstanding renovation projects


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Originally built by the client’s father, the brief was to create a building with a casual, contemporary atmosphere while respecting his original work and wherever possible, recycling the materials he had chosen

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he brief for this renovation of a much-loved family home was to create a beach atmosphere that would sit well within the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head on the NSW mid-north coast. Originally owned by the client’s father, Charlie, the desire was to retain and recycle as much as possible of the original work and materials he had selected.


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Combining wooden panelling with coloured render gives the home a 'beachy' feel.

Intricately placed lighting adds a touch of sparkle to the home at night time. Bursts of colour against neutral tones modernises the interior of this home.

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Statement lighting pieces enhance the effect of this kitchen.

Above Floor-to-ceiling windows increase the flow of light. Left Timber features are a suitable addition to any beach home.

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as well as provide a cosy living environment for the mostly single occupant. There was also a desire to use best practice with regard to active and passive solar design features and environmentally sensitive building materials and methods. The home’s north-west orientation required best-practice shading solutions, achieved with a vertical roller screen to the north-west-facing window, and hardwood shutters to the southwest. Spacious living areas facing the beach are

shaded by a deep balcony added to the front of the existing building. Using the home’s existing footprint required a design that would maximise natural lighting and make the entry to the first-floor living space a deliberate journey. From the front door a wide gallery/hallway leads to the stairs located in the middle of the building. The spacious staircase is lit by a clerestory window, creating a pleasing display of early morning and late afternoon light. Internally, all doors are floor-to-ceiling in

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The layout of this bedroom maximises flow and movement.

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A harmonious mix of dark and light tones create an appealing bathroom. The combination of natural and ceiling lights helps the brightness flow throughout the entire home.

Strong emphasis was placed on the composition of materials to incorporate similar attributes, harmonise with each other and age gracefully. height to create a streamlined appearance and maximise airflow. The built-in joinery, kitchen and bathrooms are fully integrated in their design detail. An exposed aggregate, super-polished floor adds to the minimalist, beach holiday feel. Strong emphasis was placed on the composition of materials to incorporate similar attributes, harmonise with each other and age gracefully. Pre-weathered zinc was chosen for fascias, barges, gutters and parapet for its long lifecycle and beautiful patina. The tallowwood and ironbark weatherboards will slowly age to driftwood silver grey. The granite for the columns was cut and hewn on site to create a dry stone eect and the use of coloured render, o-form and polished concrete finishes all add to a sense of timeless architecture. 47


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before project particulars W & G DUBER DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Tel 02 6554 3214 Web www.duber.com.au The granite bench was added to cater for the owner's love of fishing — it's perfect for cleaning the catch of the day.

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Spacious outdoor living is a great attraction for beach properties during the warmer seasons.

The drystone effect of the granite adds spectacular effect.

The composition of materials work amazingly well together.

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RECYCLE This project involved the conversion of an existing stone barn into a single-bedroom residence


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Left The existing farmhouse dates back to the 1840s.

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Below The exterior has experienced an incredible transformation, modernising the existing features.

The new Tasmanian Oak pivot entry door provides a unique entrance to the dwelling.

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The original floor joists were made into a table for the dining area.

This image Mixing old timber with new gives the home a vintage feel. Left The unique entrance boasts incredible light, making for an inviting entry point to the home.

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eritage research revealed that this building may have been the earliest stone structure of the area’s farming district — presumed to predate 1840. Thus, from the outset, it was highly desirable to maintain the integrity of the structure and utilise or reuse as many original timber and stone elements as possible. Given the dilapidated nature of the entire structure this was an enormous challenge.

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“The building was special before we started, being one of the oldest barn structures in Hobart, and untouched from its original use,” says architect, Maria Gigney. “Everything we did to it was done to sit independently from the original structure, so in fact you could remove it all and the original would still be there in its own right.” The council determined that the masonry elements must be retained entirely and the


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The raised floor is a clever method for dividing space — adding depth to the single roomed structure.

This image Natural light streams into the living room, heightening the warm tones of the interior. Below The design brings together every corner of the home, adding space and depth.

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timber elements should be retained where possible, particularly the roof framing, which was visible internally. Rather than attempting to fix the building’s inherent quirks, the decision was made to work with them, avoiding removal of the roof frame, straightening walls and leaving holes as they were unless they were not vermin proof. The rising damp was treated internally where it would be concealed behind joinery. The biggest splurge of the project, the new roof structure, was built above the existing roof structure and supported separately on its own steel portal frames. The floor structure and the joinery were also designed as installation pieces built inside the barn’s existing walls, avoiding any load onto the building. The original mezzanine flooring, access ladder and timber joists, thought to be solid eucalyptus, were removed as they were determined to be structurally unsound. The penetrations into the original structure were left visible. The flooring was inverted and reused as the ceiling for the living area. The timber was only cleaned and oiled to maintain its visual integrity. The original timber mezzanine ladder now lives in the barn as a towel rail and the original floor joists were made into a table for the dining area. The original vertical board wall was removed and replaced with a new wall 1.2 metres clear of the original structure, clad on all visible surfaces with vertical boards. The cladding was milled to create a shiplap joint profile similar to the original cladding. The new entry door was treated in a similar manner. Existing openings through the stone walls were in-filled with glazing frames with recycled floor joists. New windows were fabricated from Tasmanian oak to match and the new roof was also framed and supported by Tasmanian oak. A simple series of floating solid oak treads created the new stair, the first of which is a full platform of tongue and groove, which forms the entire living room floor; the last of which forms the bedroom floor. The joinery, which forms the only internal divisions, is a combination of FSCcertified timber veneer and solid oak, all finished in a similar manner. All new timber elements were carefully selected and finished to respect the aesthetic of the retained timber elements. “The entire project was a massive challenge as the budget was extremely limited from the outset,” says Maria. “The building was completely out of square, extremely dilapidated and there was only a small amount of space available." Maria explains, “everything held a little piece of history, right down to the hand-forged nails holding the original floor together. We saved every artefact and it now lives in the building or in its landscape with minimal ‘making good’ or use of polluting finishing products.”


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The original timber mezzanine ladder now lives in the barn as a towel rail.

The modern tap fixtures and sink contrast well with the sandstone walls and timber roofing.

project particulars MARIA GIGNEY ARCHITECTS 14 Molle Street, Hobart Tas 7000 Tel 03 6223 3446 Email info@mariagigneyarchitects.com Web www.mariagigneyarchitects.com FLOORING Kitchen: New floating polished concrete slab built with 50mm gap to existing stone walls Living and bedroom: Tasmanian oak tongue-and-groove flooring with oiled finish built with 50mm gap to existing stone walls Stair: Solid Tasmanian oak treads — open risers — dowelled into stone walls to ‘float’ from stone Other: Living ceiling lining — reused floorboards from barn mezzanine WALLS Kitchen and dining: Existing sandstone external walls — 400mm thick plus new Tasmanian oak shiplap vertical boards with water-based stain (Boscote Woodman’s Cladcoat) Living: Sandstone external walls — 400mm

thick with wet seal membrane where walls concealed behind joinery Bedroom: Sandstone external walls — 400mm thick plus low MDF-lined wall for running services to bedhead area Entry pivot door: New Tasmanian oak shiplap vertical boards with water-based stain (Boscote Woodman’s Cladcoat) KITCHEN Benchtop: Solid Tasmanian oak laminated boards with dark stain Splashback: Tasmanian oak laminated boards with dark stain Cabinetry: Tasmanian oak laminated boards with dark stain plus FSC-certified Tasmanian oak veneer with dark stain Appliances: By owner BATHROOM FITTINGS Cabinetry: Tasmanian oak laminated boards with dark stain. Vanity 'towel ladder' — recycled original ladder from barn Basin: By owner Tiles/walls and floor: By owner Sanitary fixtures: #38 shower by Paco Jaanson

Taps: Methven Minimalist Series kitchen sink mixers WINDOWS + EXTERNAL DOORS Glass: Viridian clear ComfortPlus double glazing Frames: Reused timber from demolition (existing floor joists from mezzanine floor) plus Capral glazing adaptors to glass roof OUTDOOR Paving: Reused bricks from demolition of original brick boiler inside barn Decking: Recycled timber joists from demolition Landscaping: Native plantings by ‘germination’ (Philip Long) Screening: New Tasmanian oak shiplap vertical boards with water-based stain (Boscote Woodman’s Cladcoat) Furniture: Kitchen table made from recycled floor joists with dark stain (made by builder) Accessories: Living room artwork made from artefacts found on site framed with existing timber joist

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PROJECT TANNER ARCHITECTS

The large outdoor terrace offers a beautiful extension of the main living space.

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PROJECT

From

FEDERATION to CELEBRATION The renovation of a Federation house posed many challenges for its architects WORDS Jenna Catalano

PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Mawson

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his Federation home, while quite appealing to its new owners, was plagued with an array of awkward functionality aspects. The original character of the house lacked a contemporary edge and failed to satisfy the family’s needs. The number of children outweighed the number of bedrooms, the children’s play area was almost non-existent, and previous additions to the rear of the house had been made outside of the Federation context. Tanner Architects knew that a seamless integration of the existing house with its contemporary addition was pivotal for the success or failure of the renovated home.

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The once peculiar-shaped pool has been replaced by a fully tiled pool, with a striking tile selection to add sparkle, contemporary style and elegance to the previously dated home. A sophisticated timber terrace frames the pool, adding further character to the outdoor area as well as an additional living space. Tanner Architects featured materials sympathetic to the character of the suburb of Cremorne. The creative use of stone and timber adds to this notion, bringing class and quality to

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Soft shades were combined with raw materials in the chef's haven.

the home while staying true to the street’s theme. Internally, the existing polished and stained timber floors complement the newly tiled marble floor of the extension. The combination of dark stained timber floors and light marble creates a clear delineation between old and new, accentuating the contemporary aspects. Every new addition is carefully considered by Tanner Architects. Dark stained cedar timber battens are another element made innovative in the form of cladding, screens and seats. External, motorised, painted timber blinds play a large role in preventing heat gain to the north and east rooms and provide excellent sun control to the external terrace. The location of the blinds and strategic points of connection bring together the Federation and modern addition, making the home a remarkably satisfying place to live, play and entertain.

The selective palette of greys, taupes and whites in conjunction with raw materials, highgloss finishes and unique tones of timber creates a comfortable family ambience that portrays classic design. The existing stained timber floor still holds its character, and the careful addition of the subtle marble floor ensures a successful unity of old and new, making it a contemporary yet classic design. A glamorous and luxurious ensuite was inspired by the need to escape from the day into a retreat-like space. This was achieved with deep metallic tiled walls and floor, and an abundance of mirrors reflecting numerous delicate glass pendant drops suspended over the wash area. The beautiful design softens the surroundings and adds charm and a sense of escape for the couple.

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project particulars This project was designed by TANNER ARCHITECTS Architects John Rose, Renata Prosenik Interior Designer Mary Mitry 52 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Tel 02 9281 4399 Fax 02 9281 4337 Email info@tannerarchitects.com.au Web www.tannerarchitects.com.au This project was built by A&DR ILLES PTY LTD Tel 02 9440 4811 Email adrilles@bigpond.com.au Web www.illes.com.au Engineer ACOR CONSULTANTS Tel 02 9438 5098

FLOORING Kitchen/dining/living/outdoor: Marble tiles from Scheme Bedroom: Carpet from Cavalier Bremworth in Mistique Greige Stair: Solid timber Tasmanian blackwood Other: Existing timber floors sanded and stained in Sikkens Ebony WALLS Kitchen/dining/living/bedroom/stair: Render and plaster painted in Dulux Ghosting quarter strength Outdoor: Cavity brick walls painted Murobond Swallow and weatherboard cladding painted Dulux Linseed Other: Western red cedar timber battens in Ebony timber stain by Sikkens KITCHEN Benchtop/splashback: Quantum Quartz in Alpine White, Etruscan Grey natural

stone from Euromarble Cabinetry: Attards Cabinetry, polyurethane in Flooded Gum Appliances: Smeg oven, microwave, dishwasher and cooktop; Liebherr integrated fridge; Qasair rangehood BATHROOM FITTINGS Cabinetry: Attards Cabinetry in SnowGum by Eveneer Stone top: Etruscan Grey natural stone from Euromarble Basin: C3 Series by Catalano Washbasin Tiles/walls and floor: Vitrified wall and floor tiles in Titanium Raw From Skheme Sanitary fixtures: Park floor-mounted bath filler with mixer by RAM Taps: Evo tapware range by Argent from Harvey Norman Commercial Shower/bath: Apaiser small Haven bath without base from Rogerseller

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This house’s historic past inspired Archengine to create a fresh, contemporary feel for its worn-out appearance WORDS Caitlin Chander

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riginally a large eclectic dwelling, this house had experienced many different styles and finishes over the years, which left it looking tired and worn. The client presented this project to the architects at Archengine with a desire to retune the existing DA approval. Gradually, the design developed over time to integrate a

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redevelopment of the entire site — a complete makeover from the bottom-up. “We had to predominantly work within the extents of the existing DA approval so that works could commence prior to the approval of the Section 96 application,” says Archengine architect Justin Quinlan. “The approved DA retained all of the existing balconies etc. to

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PROJECT ARCHENGINE the front, so we had to reinterpret these in a contemporary manner, while still perfectly replicating their size, arrangement and location.” Despite being held within these boundaries, it was the original, historical design of the house that inspired Archengine to return the dwelling to its original roots. Initially a P&O-style, dualoccupancy structure, the house had lost its spark and flair over the years. Archengine sought to reestablish the building’s earliest appearance, giving inspiration for the house’s nautical detailing. Layer by layer, Archengine worked alongside building company Parkzip to strip the structure back to its most primitive form, improving on the original intent of the development. Redevelopment of the site consisted of extensions and refurbishments to the basement, the ground floor and the first floor, which revitalised the exhausted interior. The refurbished garage, with a new glass-walled subterranean motorcycle workshop, adds a touch of class to the otherwise dark interior. On the ground floor, each room’s purpose has been carefully considered,

with a stunning American oak hardwood-floored entrance that leads to a lobby, office, media room and extended lounge and dining room. The curved wall in the kitchen is one of the features of this fresh home Justin is most proud of. “It perfectly mirrors the curves of the original façade, screens off the service areas and draws you naturally into the informal areas of the house.” Moving upstairs, each bedroom is complemented with an ensuite. The house’s five bathrooms are all adorned with Villeroy & Boch and Vola fixtures, adding to the modern layout of the house. Each tap, shower rose and towel holder is carefully placed to suit the structure and layout of each individual room, creating a unique experience for every aspect of the house. Throughout the home, the contrast of white walls against the dark flooring gives the entire interior a refreshed, modern look, while still keeping with the original layout of the building. The unique interiors were done by both Archengine and Darryl Gordon of Darryl Gordon Design. To increase the feeling of space and light in a house with a series of small, dark rooms, Archengine installed

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The original fireplace was preserved, to keep in with the original design of the home.

project particulars This project was designed by ARCHENGINE Level 5, 13 Kirketon Road, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Tel 02 8354 1471 Email contact@archengine.com.au Web www.archengine.com.au This project was built by PARKZIP (Cameron Smith) Tel 02 9967 5448 Licence number 205106c FLOORING American oak with black and walnut stain WALLS Dulux interior and exterior low-sheen acrylic Steel – Dulux Ferrodor KITCHEN Fridge: Miele stainless steel

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Wine cabinet: Miele Oven: Miele Pyro, colour CS Gas cooktop: Miele, colour CERAN Steamer: Miele, colour CS Combi oven: Miele, colour CS Warmer drawer: Miele, colour CS Rangehood: Qasair Dishwashers: Miele fully integrated Sinks: Franke stainless steel Tapware: Vola sink mixer with swivel spout Benchtop: 20mm Bisanna Pietra Beige honed Tap: Zip filter tap, colour CH LAUNDRY Ironing centre: Robinhood Washing machine: Fisher & Paykel Drying cupboard: Asko Laundry tub mixer: Vola in-wall mixer with fixed outlet socket Laundry tub spout: Vola 300mm wall swivel spout in stainless steel Floor waste: Rimo round satin chrome 100mm

POOL WET AREA BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall Basin mixer: HVIQ-16 Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway back-to-wall Toilet roll holder: Vola

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The open-plan living area is the centre of rest and relaxation in the home.

project particulars (continued) Towel holder: Vola BASEMENT BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall Basin mixer: Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung Flush button: Grohe Dal Cosmopolitan Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air Shower mixer: Vola concealed mixer Toilet roll holder: Vola Towel holder: Vola Robe hook: Vola 56mm Heated towel rail: Hydrotherm 1120x600mm FOYER POWDER ROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall basin Basin mixer: Axor Stark single-lever basin mixer with pop-up waste Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung pan Flush button: Grohe Dal Cosmopolitan Skate Toilet roll holders: Axor Stark double toilet roll holder, chrome Towel holder: Axor Stark 430mm grab bar chrome MASTER (BEDROOM 1) BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Loop & Friends 70

rectangular under-counter basin Basin taps: Vola three-hole basin set Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung pan Flush button: Grohe Dal Cosmopolitan Skate Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air Shower set: Vola Bath: Victoria + Albert contemporary duelended tub Bath taps: Vola floor-mounted swivel spout Robe hook: Vola Toilet roll holder: Vola double toilet roll holder with back plate Towel holder: Vola hand towel holder with back plate Shower shelf: Vola acrylic shelf CP Heated towel rail: Hydrotherm floor-toceiling towel ladder BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall basin Basin mixer: Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung pan Flush button: Grohe Dal Cosmopolitan Skate coverplate Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air

Shower mixer: Vola concealed Toilet roll holder: Vola Towel holder: Vola hand towel holder with back plate Robe hook: Vola 56mm Shower shelf: Vola acrylic CP Heated towel rail: TR2/600 Hydrotherm 1120x600 chrome straight RHS BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Loop & Friends rectangular under-counter basin with tap platform Basin mixer: Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway back-to-wall suite Flush button: Grohe Dal Cosmopolitan Skate coverplate Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air Shower mixer: 2201-16 Vola concealed Toilet roll holder: Vola Towel holder: Vola with back plate Robe hook: Vola 56mm Shower shelf: Vola acrylic Heated towel rail: Hydrotherm 1120x600 chrome straight BEDROOM 4 BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall basin


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additional windows and skylights with sun controls to maximise the space in the home, as well as reduce energy use. For Justin, it is these inclusions that maximise the home’s quality. “The quality of the interiors, both in terms of spatial quality and finish,” he says, “the original warren of smaller darker rooms has given way to a series of light, flowing interconnected spaces.” Justin and the architects at Archengine know that very often a home needs to go back to its roots before it can be revamped. This home has a bright future, thanks to its former state and Archengine.

before Basin mixer: Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung pan Flush button: 38732 Grohe Dal Cosmopolitain Skate coverplate Bidet: Villeroy & Boch wall-hung bidet Bidet mixer: Vola one-handle with pop-up waste Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air Shower set: Vola Bath: Kaldewei Centro Duo oval Bath set: Vola Toilet roll holder: Vola Towel holder: Vola with back plate Robe hooks: Vola 56mm Shower shelf: Vola acrylic Heated towel rail: Hydrotherm 1120x600 chrome straight BEDROOM 5 BATHROOM Basin: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall basin Basin mixer: Vola Toilet: Villeroy & Boch Subway wall-hung pan Flush Button: 38732 Grohe Dal Cosmopolitain Skate coverplate Shower rose: Hansgrohe Raindance Air Shower mixer: Vola concealed mixer Toilet roll holder: Vola

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Towel holder: Vola with back plate Robe hook: Vola 56mm Shower shelf: Vola acrylic Heated towel rail: TR2/600 Hydrotherm 1120x600 chrome straight LIGHTING New double halogen downlight: JSB Mini multiple trimless two BriteSpot New halogen downlight: JSB Mini – multiple trimless one BriteSpot New halogen downlight Type B — Joiner (wet bar): Hafele recess-mounted halogen light, white, 20W clear New wall-mounted light Type C (stair lights): Kreon small side recessed wall light with matte reflector New recessed floor uplights: Lumascape inground recessed uplight Warm White BASEMENT LIGHTING New surface-mounted downlight (garage): Lumascape Aura Warm White New wall-mounted light Type A (media room): Thomas O’Brien wall light

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his original 1950s house was purchased by the clients as a fantastic balance between the coastal and urban life of cosmopolitan Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The clients’ wish to transform the house into an open space proved challenging for Tanner Architects, since the home had earlier been divided into two separate units, with a duplication of stairs, kitchens, laundries and bathrooms. The living areas were compact with small windows, which restricted the potential views of the harbour. To resolve the problem and maximise the views, bedrooms were placed downstairs. In order for the architects to place the living areas upstairs, the clients asked for easy access between the two floors. The timber staircase was therefore complemented with a lift, discretely presented as cabinetry with timber boards. Upstairs, sliding timber-framed glass doors were introduced on

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PROJECT TANNER ARCHITECTS the harbourside façades, highlighting the strong horizontal lines. These open to a huge timber balcony, which expands the views and helps make the most of the constricted site. Working with such a compact space, importance was placed on creating a relationship between the different elements of the design. The living spaces were designed for relaxation, utility and circulation. The groundfloor living space contains sitting room functions such as a fireplace and hidden television. It also serves as a part-time study, with

drinks preparation at the bar concealed behind cavity doors, as well as the entry hall at one end with circulation from lift and stairs. With such a mix, the interior design of the joinery and fittings had to be carefully considered to accommodate all of these functions. Timber was used to create a sense of connection between the different spaces, as well as pleasing the clients’ desire to use natural materials and exploit their inherent beauty and character. The palette is consistently kept to plantation-grown American oak timber boards for the flooring and

This image The inherent beauty and character of the plantationgrown American oak timber flooring connects the living spaces. Left The timber-framed glass doors open to a huge balcony. Top left The living spaces were placed upstairs to maximise the fantastic panorama.

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Pendant lights distinguish the dining table from the adjacent kitchen.

before lift shaft cladding. Leaves of oak veneer were used for all joinery. As a result, each piece was cleverly integrated into a strong, graphic composition, which characterises the room. In the dining room, a dramatic, customised set of pendant lights are hung over the dining table to help define this as more intimate and distinctive from the adjacent kitchen. The long, linear kitchen was pared back to minimise its utilitarian presence. A skylight runs the full length of the kitchen bench, flooding the room with natural light as it flows down the curved ceiling onto the joinery below. Fridges, dishwasher and

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project particulars This project was designed by TANNER ARCHITECTS Architects John Rose, Lachlan Rowe 52 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Tel 02 9281 4399 Web www.tannerarchitects.com.au This project was built by WINDRIM BUILDING CONTRACTORS Tel 02 9986 2144 Engineer JAMES TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES Tel 02 9969 1999 Landscaping TONY WARD LANDSCAPE DESIGN Tel 02 9389 7898 Interior Design TANNER ARCHITECTS – Eloise Fotheringham Tel 02 9281 4399 ROOFING Welsh Penrhyn slate, Heather Blue Rainwater goods: Copper Classic EXTERNAL WALLS Sandstone: Gosford Quarries Mt White Selection, gang-sawn Cavity brick painted Murobond Cracker

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INTERNAL WALLS Render and plaster, painted: Dulux Fair Bianca half strength Lift shaft: American oak 60mm-wide boards WINDOWS AND DOORS Customline joinery: Western red cedar Kitchen highlight windows: Breezeway Altair Powerlouvre Glass: Viridian ComfortPlus Clear FLOORING LVL Structure: Hyspan Floorboards: American oak, 180mm-wide Carpet: Cavalier Bremwworth Charmeuse Floss LIGHTING Dining room pendant: Bocci 14 Series custom pendant (Hub Furniture) General interior lighting: Antares (Euroluce), Deltalight (Inlite) General exterior lighting: Tovo, Lumascape KITCHEN Benchtop: CaesarStone Ivory Joinery: Coastline Kitchens, polyurethane Fair Bianca, half strength; American oak veneer, polyurethane finish Splashback: American oak veneer under clear glass Cooktop: Miele

Oven: Miele Warming drawer: Miele Dishwasher: Miele Fridge/freezer: Electrolux, integrated Rangehood: Qasair Sink: Double undermounted, Blanco Niagara Tap: KWC Inox mixer BATHROOM Benchtops: Pazotti Moncur limestone Joinery: Polyurethane, Fair Bianca half strength; American oak veneer Tiling: Pazotti Moncur limestone WC: Back-to-wall pan, Hidra Ceramica, Dial Basin ground floor: Rogerseller, Catalano C3 Basin first floor: Parisi, Avalon semi-recessed HEATING/COOLING Fireplace: Jetmaster 850 low firebox Hearth: Natural stone, Euromarble Hermes marble External cedar blinds: Harvey Blinds 80mm-wide blade External roller blinds: Harvey Blinds Soltis 86 fabric EXTERNAL ELEMENTS Sandstone paving: Gosford Quarries, Mt White Selection, gang sawn Landscaping: Lillypilly, Liriope, Gardenia FURNITURE, CUSTOM-MADE ELEMENTS Jardan, Hub, Kezu, Planet


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rangehood are all integrated and an appliance cupboard is hidden behind doors. The use of timber for the overhead cupboards draws the eye away from the work surface. The kitchen splashback consists of oak veneer set behind clear glass. In the evening, the character of the timber splashback is clearly visible, however, during the day the glass reflects the view of yachts moored on the water in Double Bay. Throughout the bathrooms, a unified palette of Moncur limestone, tile and slab stone is used for all floors, walls and benches. The subtle tones of the stone used in these spaces provide the same calm, relaxed feel as it flows through the rest of the home. The exterior palette features materials which will change their appearance over time and enable the house to age gracefully. The balcony decking and balustrades use plantation-grown Australian tallowwood and the motorised venetian blinds are constructed in blades of western red cedar. The Welsh Penrhyn slate roof, copper gutters and sandstone quarried at Mt White, just north of Sydney, are all materials

which will outlast many generations of the clients’ family. The result of this transformation is a luxurious, spacious home with ever-changing views of the harbour, as well as open, naturally light living spaces.

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RECREATING the past The original and best features of a Victorian home in inner-city Sydney have been reintroduced, bringing it back to life

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his typical Victorian house had many renovations in the past, which sadly stripped out all the lovely original features. With the help of Sydneybased Vienna Design, the owner wished to bring a touch of England back into the home, while remaining as close as possible to the original

Victorian era. London’s beautiful museums and palaces inspired the work. “We were asked to create a beautiful home that will remain intact as time goes by,” says architect Maddalena Vienna of Vienna Design. “We had to restore everything original and replace the fake additions done in the past.”


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Above The intricate antiques come together to create a timeless look. Right A quaint courtyard offers a stunning outdoor escape. Top right The terrace's exterior boasts the beauty of the past.

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PROJECT VIENNA DESIGN Set over three levels, the terrace house is a heritage item, therefore, every detail was important and needed to be signed off by council. Inside, walls were removed to enlarge the rooms and create new openings with old doors; original arches and cornices were reinstated and joinery was created in every room to look as though it had sat there for a century. “We also restored the fireplaces which are now working well,” says Maddalena. “And old shutters from Argentina help to keep the internal space cool in summer and warm in winter.” The kitchen, with its elegant Emperor marble benchtop and splashback and Shaws Classic Butler sink, was also repositioned; a dome was

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created in the bathroom and skylights with beautiful original glass were added. “The bathroom is amazing but I love every room because it has a special atmosphere,” says Maddalena. Soft furnishings, lighting, furniture and art were searched through as part of the brief and as they keep with the era of the home, really do add the special authentic finishing touches needed in a home such as this one. Many items of furniture in the home were purchased in antique shops, both in Australia and around the world, and then carefully restored. “The job was a challenge from the start because of the difficulty of finding craftspeople


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who can successfully restore old timber joinery, fit hardware and in general do work that is not commercially viable because of the time and cost involved in the execution,” says Maddalena. “The overall building work was not excessive, but what made the project very expensive was all the rest – the interiors and the finishes.” Also, trying to work quickly to finish within the tight timeframe was quite a task. This Victorian success story now sits proudly as a reminder of just what can be done with a beautiful old home to restore it to its former glory. “This renovation project is special because of its respect for the past and appreciation of old times,” says Maddalena.

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Soft furnishings, lighting, furniture and art were searched through as part of the brief and, as they keep with the era of the home, they really do add the special authentic finishing touches.

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Above The grand vintage bed is a stand-out feature in the master bedroom. Opposite The bathroom's fixtures and taps embody antique charm.

This project was designed by VIENNA DESIGN P/L Suite 602/37 Bligh Street, Sydney 2000 Tel 02 9233 4566 Email viennadesign@bigpond.com Web www.viennadesign.com.au

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This project was built by OAKWORTH DEVELOPMENTS/ GAVIN PHILLIPS Tel 02 4658 1175, 0425 222 475 Licence number 125000c FLOORING Kitchen: Recycled tallowwood flooring Stair: Timber Outdoor: Slate at the rear and sandstone at the front steps Bathroom shower floor and walls: Carrara marble honed finish


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WALLS Kitchen/dining/living: Dulux Designer White Stair: Original KITCHEN Benchtop: Emperor marble Splashback: Emperor marble Cabinetry: Solid timber paint finish Stove: Ilve 700 Nostalgie cooker Sink: Shaws Classic Butler sink BATHROOM FITTINGS Cabinetry: Solid timber paint finish Basin: Undermount basin Tiles/walls and floor: Timber flooring in bathroom and Carrara marble in shower Sanitary fixtures: Old English hardware Taps: Old English hardware Shower/bath: Dual tub from Nucast WINDOWS + EXTERNAL DOORS Frames: Timber clear finish Blinds: By Stitches Soft Furnishings Ornate plastering: R D K Ornate Interiors and Unique Plaster

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The slanted roof offers an attractive exterior.

very home needs space and light to make it liveable. For the clients of this dwelling, space and luminescence were very hard to come by. With a family of two adults and two children, a house with three lean-tos restricted living and personal space. The oddly shaped structure did not allow much light or flow through the house and so the entire dwelling was in need of a change. The transformation into a three-bedroom home with two living spaces was achieved thanks to architect Christopher Polly’s innovative design. Essentially, it was the rear of the house that required the most innovation, according to Christopher. The front of the house was kept virtually intact, while the rear was the main focus of the project. “The retention of the original front dwelling and existing bathroom enabled old and new fabric to create an alternating sequence of compression and expansion,” he says. The initial design idea was spawned by the desire to provide separate living spaces for the adults and children. The creation of two living spaces means that one area provides a ‘day’ living area for meal preparation and eating. This spacious room is given more light thanks to the flow created between the room itself and the connected back garden. The second space is an upper living room to be used as an ‘evening’ zone, a space for after-work relaxation, separate from utilities.

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Christopher’s incorporation of both new and existing features has meant that while there has been a complete renewal of the interior, certain aspects remain the same to keep in touch with the existing flair of the home. “The new works entailed the grafting of a singular substantial volume,” he says, “enabling old and new fabric to enmesh a unique spatial sequence along the length of the dwelling that is perhaps counterintuitive to popular planning methods.” With the three lean-tos all situated at the back of the house, the whole rear of the home was demolished — all lean-tos entirely removed to make room for more light and

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ventilation. The addition of highlight windows bridging the high and low roofs enables increased access to natural ventilation and light. These windows also give incredible views of the surrounding canopies and sky. The connection between the home and the natural landscape is also inherent in the unusual roofed terrace. Connected by glass sliding doors, the terrace is the portal between the home and the outer world. The structure’s relationship with the natural world is heightened by the economic and ecologically sustainable features that have been added. Viridian ComfortPlus low-E and grey-toned glass used for the windows and the doors retains heat within the dwelling, while the high-level louvres encourage ventilation and draw hot air up and out of the living areas. Such features are


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High ceilings and open rooms encourage circulation and airflow.

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The finished project is one that is both ecologically and family friendly. “A conceptually vigorous form has enabled vastly expanded access to light and ventilation to heighten the spirits of its inhabitants,” Christopher explains, “with a controlled material palette and colour scheme that

provides an appropriate counterpoint for their colourful lives.” The desires of the client were completely taken into account in every aspect of this renovation. The end result provided the the family with a more spacious and liveable home to meet its lifestyle needs.


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project particulars CHRISTOPHER POLLY ARCHITECT 17 Harold Street, Newtown NSW 2042 Tel 02 9516 5994 Email mail@christopherpolly.com Web www.christopherpolly.com Builder: Paul King Pty Ltd Tel 02 9558 2747 Licence number 131439C FLOORING Kitchen/dining/family/deck/bathroom: Polished concrete slab, CCS black oxide and matte acrylic sealer Living and bedrooms: Recycled blackbutt tongue-and-groove strip floor, Feast Watson charcoal grey stain and oil finish WALLS Kitchen: CSR plasterboard, painted Dulux White on White Dining/family: Shiplap timber boards and CSR plasterboard, painted Dulux White on White Living and bedrooms: CSR plasterboard, painted Dulux White on White External walls: Brick veneer; painted CSR fibrecement, painted shiplap timber boards; Bluescope sheet steel cappings Colorbond Night Sky; CSR R3.0 batt insulation KITCHEN Benchtop: Laminex black laminate finish Splashback: Mirror splashback Cabinetry: Laminex white laminate finish, Laminex black laminate finish to fridge unit, underside of overhead units and kickboards Appliances: Fisher & Paykel integrated refrigerator, Westinghouse oven and cooktop, Electrolux integrated rangehood, Whirlpool integrated dishwasher Other: Industrial Expression pulls, Clark sink, Reece sink mixer, Blum hinges, drawer runners and Orga-Line drawer system

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BATHROOM FITTINGS Existing bathroom was renovated by client prior to new works Basin: Fowler Regent mini wall basin Walls: CSR fibrecement wall and ceilings, painted Porters custom mixed gold paint Sanitary fixtures: Caroma Raymor toilet suite Taps: Caroma Nordic basin mixer

LAUNDRY Cabinetry: Laminex white laminate finish; Laminex black laminate finish to sink unit and overhead shelf unit; shiplap timber boards painted Dulux White on White Fixtures: Electrolux washing machine and dryer; Clark flush tub; Caroma sink mixer WINDOWS + EXTERNAL DOORS Windows: WRC framed pivot stay windows, oiled finish; Capral anodised aluminium shallow pocket concealed frames for fixed glazing; Breezway Altair louvres; Viridian ComfortPlus low-E and grey-toned glass; 3M translucent film for frosted fixed glazing sections; Dulux painted exposed mild steel window plates; Lockwood and Modrick hardware Doors: WRC framed sliding-glass doors with Brio tracks and glides, oiled finish; Dulux White on White painted exposed mild steel door head; Viridian ComfortPlus low-E glass; Lockwood, Madinoz and Modric hardware; Centor track and guide for solid core bedroom sliding door OUTDOOR Roof: Lysaght Klip-lok 700 Hi-Strength Colorbond Windspray; BlueScope sheet steel cappings Colorbond Night Sky; CSR R3.0 batt roof and ceiling insulation Decking: Polished concrete slab, CCS black oxide and matte acrylic sealer; recycled blackbutt steps Landscaping: Nepean river gravel and Western White pebbles; treated pine sleepers; black painted planter boxes; bark mulch Exterior bench: Recycled stacked bricks Heating: Rinnai instantaneous gas hot water system; Devi in-slab heating system Green points: Retention of a portion of the existing dwelling including the existing bathroom; CSR R3.0 batt roof, ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation; grey-toned and low-E glazing on windows; natural light, cross ventilation and access to sky via highlight windows; passive solar design with concrete floor as heat sink; recycled blackbutt flooring, energy-efficient light fittings and appliances and water-saving sanitary and tap fittings; no airconditioning

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PROJECT ROSHILLS CONSTRUCTIONS

EDWARDIAN treasure

Concealed by the suburban bush, this Edwardian home now shines in a modern light The outside lights are an inviting addition to the newly made-over home.

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nce a charming periodstyle home, this appealing residence now sits comfortably hidden in a beautiful suburb surrounded by bushland. The main challenge of this project was to find ways to expand and revitalise the home, while maintaining the allure and sophistication of its traditional past.

Thankfully, Roshills Constructions understood the need to preserve the look and feel of the building while refreshing its tired appearance. “The house had virtually no living space,” says John Rostirolla, director of Roshills Constructions. “It had a dangerous rotted outside deck, and was dark and pokey.”

Replacing the deteriorating timber with fresh tiles modernises the structure.

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ROSHILLS CONSTRUCTIONS The company was under strict instructions to protect the history of the building due to its heritage detailing. In order to adhere to this, Roshills Constructions re-used many of the existing features such as the cedar windows and doors to continue the original effect. This decision marked the beginning of an intriguing renovation — a mélange of old and new. Special considerations were implemented to ensure the house still held its traditional charm in keeping with the style of the other houses on the street. Stained-glass windows were sourced by the owner — the addition of the windows complements the traditional detailing, inviting different aspects of light throughout the interior. The shafts of light created by the stained glass not only offer vibrancy, but also create feelings of warmth and space when contrasted with the existing jarrah floorboards in the kitchen and the new cypress pine timber flooring throughout the rest of the dwelling. With the addition of more light and space, the inclusion of another bedroom upstairs and the views of the beautiful bush surrounding the home have converted the cramped property into an enchanting, spacious abode. The damaged outside balcony was dilapidated — its rotted base was both dangerous and

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The original freplace is a classy addition to the living room.

The open-plan living area boasts light and space.

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ROSHILLS CONSTRUCTIONS unappealing. To combat this, the company replaced decayed timber with tiles — this gave the outside of the home a completely refreshed look and also meant a new carport and garage could be added. “The rear balcony featured solid bellcast handrails which were matched exactly to heritage standards,” says John. “It was critical to be sympathetic to both the house and street to enlarge this house without it appearing like an extension.” The home’s transformation not only had to adhere to strict heritage guidelines, but also bushfire requirements due to its location.

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Yet, despite these restrictions, Roshills Constructions has built an inspired project. The company’s work on this home was acknowledged with both a Master Builders Association NSW award and then the National Excellence in Housing Award in 2010 for its alterations and additions — a national accolade for its success in modernising the home while preserving its historical feel. John knows what makes this project special. “This home still has the charm of the 19th century with the liveability of the 21st century.”

Above The combination of old and new timber flooring adds depth to the large area. Right The stained glass windows keep the house connected to its Edwardian routes. Opposite Fresh, white tones in a kitchen expand the area and give a clean and hygienic appearance.

project particulars This project was built by ROSHILLS CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD Tel 02 9651 4882 Web www.roshillsconstructions.com.au FLOORING Kitchen: Existing jarrah Living, dining and bedroom: New cypress pine

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KITCHEN Benchtop: CaesarStone Splashback: Tiles Cabinetry: Polyurethane Appliances: Ilve cooktop and oven

BATHROOM FITTINGS Cabinetry: Existing walnut cabinet with CaesarStone top Basin: Porcher Tiles/walls and floor: Chrome to top of windows Sanitary fixtures: Porcher WINDOWS + EXTERNAL DOORS Glass: Recycled leadlight Frames: Cedar OUTDOOR Paving: Tesselated tiles Decking: Black and grey chequered tile

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Neutral tones of white and grey increase the sense of space and cleanliness in a kitchen.

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Kitchen case study A dream kitchen comes true for a Laminex competition winner

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oftus resident Zosia Ericksson watched her dream kitchen come to life, thanks to an online competition to win a top-to-bottom $20,000 kitchen makeover, courtesy of Laminex. With her half-renovated house already a building site, Zosia thought it would be years before she’d be able to transform her 1970s kitchen into an inspired gourmet space. Luckily for Zosia, her sister-in-law, Ellie Ericksson, was already on the case and had entered the Laminex competition online to win a $20,000 kitchen makeover on her behalf. Zosia was surprised and thrilled to get some much-needed help on the home she dubs a “work in progress”. “We were elbow deep into the process of renovating our four-bedroom house and in desperate need of a new kitchen, so the prize from Laminex came at the perfect time! From start to finish, it gave us everything we needed to turn our existing kitchen into a space that we could call our own,” Zosia says. With a folder bursting with magazine clippings of the latest trends, styles and interior ideas, Zosia knew the exact look and feel she wanted to achieve with her brand-new Laminex kitchen. A one-on-one consultation with Laminex Design Centre manager, Lorraine Brigdale, transformed the Erickssons’ “old and dated” kitchen into a “modernist, with a touch of Scandinavian” masterpiece. Lorraine says Zosia was well prepared for the initial meeting and had a clear idea of the look she wanted to achieve in the space. “The Erickssons’ home was a delight to visit. Zosia’s savvy design personality was well represented within their house and created a modern look, tempered with a slight Scandinavian crispness,” Lorraine says. 99


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Above Shelving doubles as storage space and a unique design feature. Left Zosia's kitchen is now the perfect home entertainment space. Far left The benchtop is a great culinary destination.

Zosia thoroughly enjoyed the process of sitting down with Lorraine and says the experience was “priceless”. “It was great having an expert to bounce ideas around with, gain advice and chat with about design and living spaces. Lorraine gave us ideas, not only for the kitchen design, but the rest of our house as well,” Zosia says. The first port of call was to address the issue of space in the kitchen. And according to Lorraine, nothing maximises a kitchen space quite like shelving. Taking inspiration from a kitchen seen in Eurocucina — the international kitchen and furniture exhibition held in Milan — a shelving space was designed to display accents of colour, bringing to life the neutral palette of the kitchen, and allowing it to seamlessly flow into the living area. “The shelves have been built to provide the extra space the Erickssons desired, allowing colour to be added to the living space without being overbearing. This is achieved with accent colours that bring the adjacent living 100

areas together with the kitchen, meaning the colour used for utensils or accessories is reflected across various locations in the extended living space,” Lorraine says. The shelving was teamed with cupboards in Laminex Finished Timber Veneers in Sublime Walnut, chosen as a deliberate reference to the original character of the 1970s house, but with a sleek and modern twist. As with any cleverly designed kitchen, a fresh, clean and simple colour palette was key. Laminex Metaline Splashback in Silver Stream Perle adds a subtle grey to complement the crisp White Velvet and Parchment cupboard doors, which were custom designed with finger grooves instead of door handles. “We wanted to keep everything sleek and clean, and we were able to achieve this with the innovative design direction and products from Laminex,” Zosia says. The Erickssons are “over the moon” with their new kitchen — an inspirational and unique space with all the convenience and functionality of innovative design.

before “Our new kitchen has transformed our home ... with the added benefit that my husband is spending more time in there!” Zosia says. Laminex marketing manager, Jared Dinneen, says Laminex wanted to give consumers the chance to create a kitchen that was not only functional, but inspirational. “Today, the kitchen is the hub of the home, where a great deal of family activity is centred around. It’s essential to have a space that is uniquely yours, and we’re thrilled to help the Erickssons create their dream kitchen,” Jared says.


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recision, attention to detail and an appreciation of the finer things in life are qualities often associated with German culture. So when the German owners of this beautiful home chose a company to design and build their new kitchen, they wanted premium quality in every detail: materials, design, finish and service. The previous kitchen in this home was so far gone as to be almost completely non-functional. Not only was it a cramped space in a very small room, but it was also entirely outdated and

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falling to pieces. The clients wanted their new kitchen to have an ultra-modern, minimalist design that still suited their Australian lifestyle. And, although there was not a huge amount of space to work with, the new kitchen makes the best possible use of the room available and is a free-flowing and functional area. Even though the clients desired a minimalist look, they still wanted the kitchen to have maximum visual impact, so this was created by combining an array of high-end materials and textures: the piano-finish Ebony Macassar

natural veneer, black-painted glass, automotive high-gloss lacquer, stainless steel, Calacutta Oro marble and Staron Tempest all combine to create a sophisticated and visually stunning space. The wall-oven feature wall is suspended 300mm o the floor and 300mm o the ceiling, which creates a floating look and acts as a room divider, providing access either side to a functional scullery that is cleverly hidden behind the main kitchen. Everything in this kitchen is soft-close, including handles, drawers, overhead doors


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The stunning Calacutta Oro marble creates a luxurious working space in the kitchen.

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The new kitchen provides many different storing options to hideaway all kitchen necessities.

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and lift mechanisms, while Blum’s SERVO-DRIVE has been incorporated into the central Miele appliance wall feature for enhanced convenience and eďŹƒciency. LED strip lighting underneath the kickboards, around the rangehood box and above and below the wall ovens provides a stylish touch, while the custom-made stainlesssteel light rack above the island bench provides further lighting and a handy spot to store glasses or alcohol. No matter which way you look at it, this is much more than a standard kitchen. The blending of materials and textures creates maximum visual impact, while every spot of space has been maximised. To sum it up, this is a kitchen that boasts quality in every aspect.

The suspended oven-wall divides up the space.

Stainless-steel fixtures maximise impact.

project particulars This project was designed and built by INTERIORS BY DARREN JAMES PO Box 4512, Loganholme Qld 4129 Tel: 07 3801 2566 Email: info@interiorsbydarrenjames.com.au Website: www.interiorsbydarrenjames.com.au Total cost: $80,000

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Keep up with the latest trends and winning designs in the bathroom

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BASINS

Latis rectangular basin in Noir. Latis timber trestle with Noir shelf — a stunning Indian granite that is dark charcoal in colour with a consistent dappled appearance. This stone is extremely durable, with a striking appearance.

Latis rectangular basin in Sand. Latis timber trestle with Sand natural stone shelf.

The Cass Brothers Rose console is manufactured by Devon & Devon in chromed brass with a white overflow Rose basin. The frame is also available in polished brass or polished nickel. The Rose basin comes separately. Finish: white/chrome, dimensions: 788x570x880mm, tap holes: one or three, warranty: one year.

Omvivo brand manager, Suzie Dyson, offers tips on how best to style your bathroom with natural stone: •

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Omvivo reviewed its stone collection and has launched a range of basins in new stone finishes. The new Natural Stone collection from Omvivo is now available in an extended range of basin and furniture designs. Omvivo reviewed the actual stones used, manufacturing processes, hand-finished details and consistency. The result is a resurrection of the stone collection in three new solid natural stone options — Noir, Carrara and Sand — that will suit a range of budgets. “There has been a resurgence in the market for interior products which bring nature into the home and provide a tranquil touch. Consumers

are moving away from disposable products that are fashioned and manufactured with a use-by date. They are making conscious and considered choices, selecting products that incorporate quality materials and manufacturing with timeless yet unique design. Omvivo’s natural stone offering responds to this need,” says Peter Gaw, manager of Omvivo. The following basin designs are now available in Omvivo’s Natural Stone collection: Latis, Mono, Pond, KL, Cubo and Cubolong basins, as well as the signature Geo Washplane®. Omvivo’s Latis timber trestle is now available in American oak with the option of a natural stone shelf to complement the natural stone basin.

KL basin in Carrara.

Mono basin in Sand — an Egyptian marble that has soft neutral sandy tones and features fossils, quartz and occasional veining.

Select a stone that will set the mood for your bathroom; think about the environment and the ambience you want to achieve. A light stone such as Carrara will lift the bathroom design, while the striking vein will add a true sense of luxury. A rich, dark stone such as Noir will create a bold, contemporary statement. Choose an interesting neutral stone such as Sand to create a beautiful warm environment, perfect for relaxation. To create an earthy bathroom sanctuary that is inspired by nature, include a mix of colours and textures. Pair natural stone with timber furniture, add a plant and select towels in shades of gentle ochre, pale shell, moss or stone. Create an elegant, contemporary room by keeping all other elements clean and uncomplicated, ensuring the stone becomes a dramatic feature.

Pond basin in Carrara. Omvivo’s Carrara is also known as Statuario marble, a superior-quality Italian marble from Carrara, Italy. It has a beautiful, classic appearance of white with grey veins.


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Inspired by classic design, freestanding baths are now the standard for modern bathrooms

Sparkling new bath and spa bath collections

Caroma Maxton.

Caroma Newbury.

Caroma’s new bath ranges include freestanding and island options, while the new spa bath range features sleek low-profile jets and contemporary button panels for a modern, minimalist look. According to Jennifer Krenich, business unit manager for baths and spas at Caroma, “We have seen a move towards island and freestanding baths, with the bath becoming a statement piece within the bathroom. Homeowners are also increasingly looking to create a relaxing spa retreat within their

homes and the bath is a key part of that experience. “The new Caroma spa baths allow homeowners to tailor their spa experience with four massage intensities to choose from and a series of electronic upgrades to further personalise their spa bath. For added comfort and enjoyment, hot pumps are also now a standard inclusion with all Caroma spa baths.” Caroma’s Still and Sparkling Collection will suit all tastes and budgets.

Once considered a “must have” in any wellappointed bathroom, the built-in whirlpool tub is not as desired as it once was. Instead, the freshest new bathroom designs are drawing inspiration from the classic, freestanding tub. With its clean lines and sleek silhouette, the contemporary version of this traditional tub embodies the vintage elegance of bygone eras as well as all the comforts and conveniences expected by modern consumers. With the recent move towards a more modern dwelling, homeowners are steering away from built-in tubs and opting instead for modern freestanding styles. Built-in tubs tend to take up a great deal of floor space in the bathroom and their boxy surrounds can be too confining. Today, Australian consumers are looking for more ecofriendly options that conserve resources without sacrificing comfort. They desire a timeless look that

will outlast the latest trends — something classic yet modern — a tub that offers design flexibility while creating an open, spacious feel. While today’s freestanding tubs may look like their Victorian-era cousins, they are decidedly modern. No cold cast-iron or cramped interiors here. Bath specialist Victoria + Albert offers a line of beautiful freestanding baths that represent the finest in quality and craftsmanship, each tub made from the company’s signature QUARRYCAST® blend of volcanic limestone and high-performance resins. Naturally white and warm to the touch, each bath is hand-finished by skilled craftsmen with a glossy, durable finish that is easy to maintain and clean. Freestanding tubs come in a wide range of styles — from period pieces that pay tribute to the classic claw-foot design to those with a minimalist or urban aesthetic.

The old adage “less is more” is all too true when it comes to good design. Built-in tubs require tub surrounds that often look dated and consume precious square footage in bathrooms where space is at a premium. By contrast, freestanding baths are visually “lighter”, with sleek profiles and a smaller overall footprint. Freestanding tubs can be designed to accommodate compact areas or, if space allows, can be placed side by side to create an intimate bathing experience where couples can relax and reconnect. In today’s housing market, more homeowners are looking to remodel their existing homes rather than sell, and the bathroom is one of the first rooms to get their attention. Many choose to take out their original built-in tub and replace it with a freestanding model to create a fresh, modern look.

At the other end of the design spectrum is the Toulouse tub, inspired by the French double-ended bateau baths first seen in the 1860s. With a simple, elegant profile, it works well in both traditional and contemporary settings and features a streamlined built-in overflow that beautifully integrates form and function.

The ios tub from Victoria + Albert is a contemporary double-ended tub with big bath luxury in an amazingly compact design.

The new Caroma Still and Sparkling Collection offers an extensive range of baths and spa baths designed to turn the bathroom into a beautiful and stylish retreat. A series of new bath and spa bath ranges in line with the latest trends will be progressively launched. A brand new inspirational website, http://spasbaths. caroma.com.au, showcases the latest releases and is the ideal resource for those planning to renovate or build a new bathroom.

Out with the old, in with the new

“Baths have now taken centre stage in the bathroom and are often regarded as the hero piece of the interior bathroom space. Freestanding baths have become much more affordable and are a stunning option if you have a large open bathroom. They create a feeling of balance and harmony when centred in a spacious bathroom, and will most certainly be positioned to make the most of a view if available. The re-emerging trend of freestanding baths in the bathroom also allows for the use of beautiful contemporary bath filler tapware that are seen as features in their own right.” — Cass Brothers Fine Bathroomware 111


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Breakthrough Flow Shower wins 2011 Australian International Design Award The revolutionary Caroma Flow Shower has been awarded a highly acclaimed 2011 Australian International Design Award and was subsequently presented with an Australian Design Award — Best in Category, in recognition of its leading-edge innovative design. The Caroma Flow Shower was one of 232 Australian and internationally designed products assessed by a panel of international design experts. Of the 47 product finalists, the Caroma Flow Shower won the best product in the housing and building category. The accolade recognises the Caroma Flow Shower’s distinctive design, featuring a new approach to water- and energy-efficient shower technology. The product overcomes the issue of how to produce a good, ultra-lowflow shower experience. The judging panel from the Design Awards said, “A sensational design outcome at an excellent price makes sustainability at the highest level accessible to the broader public.” Significant total energy savings can be achieved with the Caroma Flow Shower compared to an equivalent 3-star shower, providing a substantial reduction in carbon emissions. Commenting on the win, Dr Steve Cummings, research and development manager at Caroma said, “In winning the 2011 Australian International Design Award, Caroma has demonstrated that our standards of design and innovation are at the highest international level. The Caroma Flow

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Shower has been developed using world-class innovative technology. We are proud that the Caroma Flow Shower has been acknowledged among so many high-quality international designs across such varied product categories. The award confirms the Caroma Flow Shower’s position as an industry-leading environmental product and recognises its exceptional design, quality and reliability,” he added. Generating consistent water-flow quality, the highly efficient and patented shower

nozzle of the Caroma Flow Shower is engineered to deliver the same or better performance as a conventional shower (nine litres per minute), saving on both water usage and hot water energy running costs. The nozzle and geometry design disperses the water spray so that no holes or gaps are produced within the spray pattern. The shower surpasses all benchmarks for superior uniform spray coverage, distribution, and water force with an ultra-low flow rate.

Explore your wild side with mosaics The Italians are known for their innate sense of style and have been setting the trends in home design for centuries. The latest big trend to come out of Italy is small and vibrant — iridescent mosaics are making a statement. While traditional mosaics are 25mm x 25mm, they now go up to 100mm x 100mm and in all colours, textures, shapes and sizes — round, oblong, square, glass, brights, gold and silver — anything goes. Amber’s indoor tile specialist Kate Lane returned from an Italian buying trip with plenty of amazing new products. “There are some wonderful new mosaics if you are upgrading your bathroom,” she says. “You don’t have to completely replace your existing tiles but you can add mosaics as a feature to either a wall, a splashback, bath or basin surrounds, or even the floor for a simple and affordable yet effective upgrade. Let your imagination run wild … go for colour and texture. Mosaics are perfect to add to our indoor/outdoor lifestyles.”


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Swiss technology at home in Australian bathrooms Geberit understands how important it is for your bathroom to be an expression of you. The company has the most extensive product range of concealed cisterns on the market and now introduces its slimmest ever produced — a Duofix frame, slim enough to fit between 500mm studs in a cavity of 75mm.

Geberit’s new range of Sigma concealed cisterns creates more space in a bathroom or ensuite, installed in the wall, in the vanity, in a duct or in the ceiling and freeing up valuable bathroom space. Because the Geberit system is such an attractive, sleek and elegant solution, you’ll be inspired to create the perfect oasis.

Heating bathroom floors — the smart decision Increasingly, Australians are becoming aware of the cost of energy, not only on the environment, but also on the hip pocket. While we all want to save the environment, when the costs impact our lives directly, we search for ways to maintain our lifestyle more efficiently. The humble bathroom can be a key player in this energy efficiency, although it may involve electricity. According to the laws of physics, heated air will move to cold air, the same as heat rises and cold sinks. If your bathroom is the coldest room in the house, all the heating you have in your house will either be in the bathroom or on the ceiling. It therefore takes a lot of energy to get the heat to where you are. If the bathroom was warm, there would be no leeching of heat from the living spaces to the bathroom, and this energy would be saved. You might argue that the energy would then be used in the bathroom, but in reality it is possible to achieve this efficiency with very little added energy used.

The use of underfloor heating in the bathroom can make the space more comfortable and the home more efficient during winter. Floor heating is only installed in the free floor space of a bathroom, so only where it will be needed. As the free floor space in an average bathroom is around two to three square metres, the electrical load is only around 500W. Electricity is charged in KW/hours so to get one KW/hour, the bathroom needs to be on for two hours. Additionally, the bathroom floor would be controlled by a thermostat which measures the floor temperature, so when the set temperature is reached, only the energy required to maintain this temperature will be used. Keeping the floor heated has a raft of other benefits. Over time, water usually builds up under the tiles above the waterproof membrane as the floor grout is not waterproof. Having the floor heated will dispel this water and make the bathroom dryer and warmer. This, in turn, will

limit the mould which can occur if the bathroom remains damp over time. Keeping the bathroom floor at a constant temperature will ensure the tiles are always warm in winter, but in summer, when the tiles heat up naturally on a warm day, the heating will not switch on until the tiles become cooler during the night, all the while keeping the puddle away from under your floor tiles. The heating in the bathroom will also ensure the air is drier and therefore towels and even clothes will dry on damp and rainy days. All this for as little as five cents an hour. Best of all, floor heating is totally invisible. It will not use up any space or add anything to the walls or ceiling. When renovating an old bathroom or building a new one, it makes sense to investigate the floor heating option.

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TRANSFORMING THE BLOCK BATHROOMS IN 2011 Josh and Jenna’s striking ensuite was noted by the judges as one of the best in any series of The Block, and boasts a host of bold aspects, designed and installed by Stegbar, that make it stand out

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hen contestants on Channel 9’s home renovation program The Block tackled their wet rooms, judges Neale Whitaker and John McGrath were impressed with Rod and Tania’s sophisticated design elements in the winning main bathroom and had high praise for Jenna and Josh’s luxurious ensuite. Rod and Tania’s winning design featured Stegbar custom glass panelling on their bathroom walls, enhanced with a custom frameless showerscreen and mirrors, floating benchtop and custom-made bathtub. Jenna and Josh went all out with glass in their ensuite, with a Mirastar splashback to give the illusion of space, a frameless showerscreen, custom-made cabinet with mirrored doors, and a custom glass door to the entrance of the ensuite. JELD-WEN Australia’s director of marketing, Bruce Tosello, says the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in a home and is the place where people most want to make a design statement. “The bathroom renovations on The Block showed one of the biggest challenges facing renovators — creating a space that can adapt to suit the needs of every member of the household, while also being a reflection of their personal style,” says Bruce. Stegbar’s range of frameless, semi-frameless and framed showerscreens offers everyone a solution. A frameless showerscreen can instantly add a touch of luxury and elegance to any bathroom — whether it’s the hightraffic family bathroom or your own personal ensuite where you retreat from the world. If you want a frameless look but have budget restrictions, explore Stegbar’s Grange and new FLASH showerscreen that gives homeowners a contemporary semi-frameless look. By far the biggest benefit of a mirror is to make a room appear more spacious, and while a mirror is almost always found in every bathroom, Stegbar can custom design and make one to suit your own style, whatever shape or size you have in mind. And if you’re really looking to make a statement, check out Stegbar’s Mirastar splashbacks.

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Which JELD-WEN Australia bathroom products were used on The Block 2011? •

Stegbar showerscreens and mirrors.

Stegbar Aurora and Mirastar designer glass panel splashbacks. The Mirastar splashback behind the bathtub really gives the illusion of a much larger space, and no tiles means no mould. The splashback is heat and moisture resistant, a reflective surface on both sides, and because it’s toughened you can use it anywhere..

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Glass panelling Glass panelling has emerged as the modern and contemporary alternative to tiles — not just in the bathroom — and proved the winning advantage for Rod and Tania. Homeowners are naturally looking to transform their bathrooms to suit their own design tastes. Stegbar’s coloured glass panels encourage this freedom, giving homeowners the option to choose

Shopping details AMBER 1300 139 868 www.ambertiles.com.au CAROMA 13 14 16 www.caroma.com.au www.spasbaths.caroma.com.au

the colour and panel size for the area they wish to cover, or opt for a floor-to-ceiling wall installation for a truly distinctive look. By far, one of the most practical benefits of glass panels is easy cleaning. Unlike tiles, glass panels have no grout lines, reducing the chances of unsightly mould and grime buildup — and meaning far less time cleaning your bathroom.

DORF 13 14 16 www.dorf.com.au GERBERIT www4.geberit.com/au/en/design/ JELD-WEN AUSTRALIA www.jeld-wen.com.au www.theblock.jeld-wen.com.au

The frameless showerscreen is a sleek and stylish addition that is cleverly used in an open wet area.

A shaving cabinet with mirror doors for customised storage space that looks elegant.

CASS BROTHERS 02 9569 5555 www.cassbrothers.com.au

OMVIVO 03 9339 8130 www.omvivo.com

The Matelux glass door continues the glass look throughout the whole room.

COMFORT HEAT AUSTRALIA 130013WARM www.comfortheat.com.au

VICTORIA & ALBERT 1300 737 779 www.vandabaths.com/aus

Josh and Jenna's ensuite.

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PRODUCT PROFILE COMFORT HEAT AUSTRALIA

Heating bathroom floors

— WHY WOULD YOU?

Renovating during winter is often the last thing we wish to do. But with spring in the air there’s an incentive to brighten up our world and this includes the house

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s we leave winter behind and move into the warmer weather with our enviable outdoor lifestyle, renovating parts of the house before Christmas is often next on the list. One of the first renovations to get going in spring is the bathroom. The old drab tiles from the 1970s or the outdated vanity and tapware suddenly need to go. The bathrooms on offer now in renovation magazines show clean, easy-care spaces with little clutter. It can also be said that an updated bathroom adds to the value of a property more than any other minor renovation, and also means less time spent on housekeeping duties. Often overlooked in a bathroom is heating. Many will say that heating is not required as we spend so little time in this room. Or that once the shower is hot then the tiles are also warm and this is all that is required. However, there are few arguments regarding heated towel rails and warm fluffy towels, or the pain and suffering caused by a mouldy shower recess. And one of the least favourite things must be walking on cold tiles with bare feet on a dark winter morning. But is this enough to justify the inclusion of warm floors in a bathroom and what are the benefits? The benefits are substantially more than warm feet for a few minutes each morning. The bathroom has always been the coldest room in the house. Why is that the case? Normally the bathroom is located on the side of the house which does not receive any sun. This is good design practice as why waste a good aspect on a bathroom? The other reason is that water tends to build up over time under the tiles laid over the waterproof membrane. The grout is not waterproof on the floor and water gradually leaks through, leaving a puddle of water under the floor and causing the floor to be colder than it would normally be. Having a cold bathroom means any heating you use in 118

the house will go to the bathroom first, hence the draught felt with the bathroom door open. If the bathroom floor is heated then the water build-up does not occur, the mould does not grow and the bathroom towels become dry. Once the floor is warmed then this heat naturally rises from the floor into the bathroom air space and out into the rest of the house. Any heat used for the rest of the house will be more efficient and stay where you need it, decreasing energy consumption for heating. The cost of this is usually under 1KW of electricity and less than the cost of a shower screen for installation. Heating the bathroom floor is a design choice you will never regret and can be a reality by contacting Comfort Heat Australia.

For more information, contact Comfort Heat on 1300 13 WARM or visit the website at www.comfortheat.com.au


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Playing the role of

ENTERTAINER AURA home Ena napery in Freesia and Sea Blue.

Creating the ideal space for entertaining family and friends is one of the key areas renovators wish to enhance in their projects. Kitchen appliances, outdoor entertaining areas and accessories all come together in this feature to show creative ways homeowners can revolutionise these functioning areas. We talk to experts on how to structure, design, furnish and blend these entertaining spaces — whether they exist inside or outside your home WORDS Belinda Crestani

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hen planning your outdoor space and installations, consider how you, your family and guests will engage with the space. Managing director of Denton Homes, David Denton, tells why living outdoors should be an extension of living indoors. It should be a space where you can relax and feel comfortable. “It needs to have all the elements you have inside, just outdoors but it can’t feel like any room in the home. There are so many design elements that can form the room outside. It can include an outdoor fireplace, glass fridges, kitchen, pizza oven, furniture, a pool, water feature and the list goes on. It should be a place where you can lounge around in the elements, where you want to go and sit. “Entertaining is such an important way of life for Australians so you need to consider the designs you choose for outdoors as carefully as you would for your indoor living room,” says David. “In the place you use to entertain, relax and come together with your family you need to harmoniously combine comfort, quality, function and original style. Finally, utilising outdoor space is an excellent way to expand the total living space of your home.”

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MAKING THE MOST

OF A SPACE Kitchens today form the hub of the home where people gather to cook, work and entertain. We’ve collected ideas, concepts, appliances and accessories to change the design of your kitchen into an entertainer’s haven

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RIGHT The BeoSound 8 is the first-ever Bang & Olufsen audio system made for iPods, iPhones and iPads. BeoSound 8 is a powerful new speaker dock that takes the digital music experience to a completely new level, conveniently and seamlessly. The light and characteristic design of BeoSound 8 makes it highly flexible in use — it is perfectly suited as a music system not only in a main room, but also in the kitchen, on the balcony or even at the holiday house. BeoSound 8 can be placed on a wall bracket or any flat surface and still delivers fantastic quality of sound.

ABOVE From Australia’s Monash University, Enzo Kocak designed the Ribbon, a multi-purpose heater and cooler for portable use. Its unique shape and flexibility allow for wrapping around a vessel containing food or drink for heating or chilling. The black side provides heat, whereas the white cools. You can curl it up, take it with you, fold out and even puzzle together to use as a hotplate. Controls placed on the side facilitate easy use. The chargeable thermoelectric cell battery can also reverse the charging process – while not in use the cells convert excess heat back in to electricity.

ABOVE These products from some of the Electrolux Design Lab 2011 finalists deserved a place in this feature. All of these appliance ideas are portable and revolutionise the way we use them. Designer Roseanne de Bruin from New Zealand’s Massey University invented the Smoobo blender. All you need to do is open the blender, put the ingredients inside, and bounce. Your children will be entertained for hours with the Smoobo’s nodular exterior making bouncing unpredictably fun!

ABOVE While its 1950s-inspired styling is what makes FAB28 fridges stand out from the rest, the features and technology inside follow a contemporary design. The appliance has a total capacity of 271 litres, comprises four quick-chill crystal glass shelves, a chrome wine rack and eight door compartments for dairy and condiments. There is also a fruit and vegetable crisper drawer. Available in red, black, white and silver from Smeg Appliances.

Available from Andi-Co Australia, the Professional+ FX comes with many functions and features, including an energysaving panel, outstanding capacity, single cavity and Teppanyaki-style griddle.

RIGHT The Tor Ice Bucket from Magppie is designed by Karim Rashid and is made from stainless steel. It’s part of the Senso Barware collection.

A new design from Finland’s Tommi Moilanen is the Mobile Induction Heat Plate. This smart induction hot plate is a compact solution for those on the go. Place the heat plate wherever you want and pair it with your smart-phone to gain a child-safe remote control. The smart-phone app is designed to be used with intelligent food packaging where NFC tags provide instructions on how to heat the food properly. The smart-phone app also comes with a memory that intuitively remembers how you previously cooked. The induction plate is a glossy black and white design with wooden handle that makes it easy to carry and store, and can be hung on a wall when charging the battery. Make your benchtops the focal point in your kitchen. Fusion surfaces are a revolutionary concept in surface design from The Laminex Group. Pictured here on this benchtop is the Canata_02.

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SHAPES & STYLES Relax in style with these interestingly shaped furniture pieces that add form and function to your outdoor space Following an unusual design, the Nest Table from Coco Republic is a must-have as part of your outdoor seating area.

BELOW Dedon received the 2011 GOOD DESIGN ‘Green Product’ Award for its Nestrest Hanging Lounger, a concept developed in collaboration with Fred Frety and Daniel Pouzet, and PLAY by Philippe Starck. The design of this teardrop-shaped hanging pod cocoon was inspired by nature. It features a special new weave of super-sized Dedon fibre that allows those inside the pod to see in all directions and protects them from those outside. Dedon is distributed by Domo Collections in Australia.

The Pinu Pagoda chair from Satara Australia is a great feature piece and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. RIGHT From KE-ZU, the Oasis Ottoman designed by Kenneth Cobonpue. The Oasis outdoor collection is made of polyethelene strips on an aluminium frame in a technique similar to boat building. With frosted-glass inserts as standard, the Oasis outdoor collection provides exceptional comfort and durability and a unique aesthetic.

ABOVE From KE-ZU, the Trenza Sun Lounger is part of the Andreu World Outdoor Collection. It’s available as a dining chair, armchair and lounge chair (with or without arms) as well as a luxuriously proportioned sun lounger.

LEFT The Aida stackable chair by Richard Sapper for Magis is available from Corporate Culture.

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Available from Robert Plumb, the Foxy for 3 is a stylishly simple three-seater couch that adapts to the mood and tastes of any living space. Constructed from lightweight aluminium, the frame of the Foxy 3 three-seater couch is designed to look like bamboo, yet has all the material strength required for permanent outdoor application if desired.


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KEEP IT SIMPLE Entertain in style with this great selection of outdoor accessories. From lighting, umbrellas and fabrics, it’s the small details that can make a big difference in your outdoor space RIGHT From KE-ZU, Geisha Outdoor Suspension Lamps designed by Christy Manguerra and manufactured by Hive, are available in a range of colours. These watertight luminaires allow you to create lighting for indoor and outdoor areas that blend seamlessly.

ABOVE Transform your outdoor entertainment area instantly with the stainless-steel parasol, Kosmos by Dirk Wynants for Extremis. Available from Corporate Culture.

BELOW Set the mood with this stylish set of four Elle glass tealight holders in various shades of blue from Emporium.

Thibaut Outdoor collection of fabrics by Boyac. Featured here, Coral Gables features intricate coral specimens. The design has a botanical, sophisticated feel, teamed with coastal flair.

Marketing and PR executive, Gemma Youlley from Corporate Culture, talks trends What is the most important element to get right in an outdoor area? The furniture selection is an extremely important element as it will pull together the whole design. As the outdoor furniture will be withstanding much harsher conditions than the furniture indoors, it is often worth investing more in your outdoor settings to ensure they last and look great for a long time to come. If you could give advice to someone looking to furnish an entertaining area, what would it be? Check that any furniture you select is extremely hardwearing, easy to clean and is fade and mildew resistant, to ensure that it can withstand the extremes of the Australian climate. How important is it to choose good-quality furniture? It is extremely important from an environmental perspective to choose good-quality furniture. Furniture that is made from high-quality materials and the best manufacturing methods will last a lifetime and is unlikely to ever end up in landfill. Looking forward to the spring and summer seasons, are there any trends you’re seeing? There are two strong trends for this spring and summer — one is pops of bright colours, including fluoro, which is being seen in rugs, cushions and other accessories. In contrast, another emerging trend is a focus on simplicity and quality, which includes the use of raw materials such as natural wood and a handcrafted aesthetic.

Susanna de Vienne, managing director at Boyac, says a strong design element is a must; practicality and versatility are also key factors when choosing outdoor fabrics. Today’s modern technology and new developments for outdoor fabrics means our outdoor spaces are an extension of the indoors. The choice of stylish designs, from washable velvets to sophisticated prints and florals in the latest colours, offers the versatility to merge the two areas. This broad choice of design makes it easy to update or reinvent your outdoor space with confidence each season, knowing the new generation of indoor/outdoor fabrics are treated for protection against colour fading, bacteria and mildew to endure particular outdoor environments.

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BY THE FIRE Your outdoor entertaining area will come to life with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit and barbecue. Here’s some of the latest on the market RIGHT The Electrolux En:tice Barbecue focuses on high-performance cooking and a clean, robust design to complement today’s contemporary outdoor spaces. “With outdoor entertaining being a quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle, the humble barbecue has evolved to deliver the same level of sophistication as we expect from our indoor kitchen appliances,” says Lyndon Craig, senior design manager at Electrolux.

Warm up by the Angelina Fire Pit by Robert Plumb. LEFT The classic oil lamp by Erik Magnussen for Stelton is included in Phaidon’s design classics among the best design in the world. Available in satin polished stainless steel and clear glass from Corporate Culture, you get a beautiful view of the bright atmosphere-setting flame behind the glass. Or maybe you prefer the white look and the softer light from the same lamps with sand blown glass? The cosy lighting of the oil lamps makes outdoor dining a more beautiful experience.

RIGHT The Heatmaster Garden Oven is sturdy, brick insulated, smoke-free and has a heavy-duty steel door with a built-in thermostat that ensures maximum heat is retained. A simple-toremove ashtray allows for a no-fuss clean up, great for when entertaining guests.

Brad Fire Pitt from Coco Republic.

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Emporium 03 9474 1300 www.albi.com.au

Robert Plumb 02 9316 9066 www.robertplumb.com.au

Andi-Co Australia www.andico.com.au

Coco Republic www.cocorepublic.com.au

Aura Home www.aurahome.com.au

Corporate Culture www.corporateculture.com.au

Heatmaster 03 9761 7130 www.heatmaster.com.au

Satara Australia 03 9587 4469 www.satara.com.au

Bang & Olufsen www.bang-olufsen.com

Domo Collections www.domo.com.au

KE-ZU www.kezu.com.au

Smeg Appliances www.smeg.com.au

Boyac 03 9533 7833 www.boyac.com.au

Electrolux www.electrolux.com.au

Magppie 1300 653 441 www.magppieaustralia.com.au

The Laminex Group 1800 002 204 www.thelaminexgroup.com.au


RESOURCES Information and reference material for your project


FEATURE SMALLER LIVING SPACES

THINK BIG LIVE SMALL You can save space without sacrificing style. We’ve selected three case studies that highlight intelligent design for smaller living spaces. The market is also brimming with products that cater to these problems, including storage systems, smallersized appliances and multi-purpose items that save owners valuable centimetres

WORDS Belinda Crestani

Perception of space is the key with these clever tips Creative storage solutions

Get off the ground

Ande Bunbury Architects used every trick to optimise the potential of this home. Before the renovation of the tiny weatherboard cottage, there were four rooms encircling a central corridor and some rooms didn’t invite any natural light in at all. Now there’s plenty of well-designed storage and rooms that can be inhabited in different ways, increasing the functionality of each zone without the need to add an extra area. Simple finishes and details can add to the atmosphere of spaciousness and calm. High- and low- level windows in the kitchen ensure it is well lit, with plenty of storage and bench space allowing a clutter-free zone that is practical in its design.

Selecting furniture for a small living space can be challenging. It’s important that you don’t overcrowd the space with furniture. By minimising furniture and accessories, your living space will feel larger. Consider furniture that sits up off the ground as it will make your space feel more open. This modular bookcase from Fanuli Furniture with continuous shelves fixed on uprights is the perfect example of how you can combine storage space with spacesaving furniture. The bookcase can be fitted against the wall, wall-hung or floor-standing on supports. With Sinapsi Shelves from KE-ZU, the wall becomes a nervous system where every neuron or shelf module can be rotated, mirrored, repeated and arranged to suit needs, tastes and preferences. This modular shelving design by artist-designer Sebastian Errazuriz is the product of the study of brain cells and branches.

Modular bookcase from Fanuli Furniture.

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Home design by Ande Bunbury Architects. Photography: Patrick Redmond.

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Reflective surfaces Using mirrors can greatly alter the perception of space and the light that is reflected, giving it a more open feeling. Greg Natale Design played the role of architect and designer, turning an 1880s terrace into a retro, light-filled home with all the elements. This project’s narrow width meant Greg had to do things a little differently. In this small-space interior, glass played a leading role. Used because of its ability to create the illusion of space, this dominant feature added dimension and welcomed an abundance of light inside. While the layout is not open-plan — the home is divided into four key sections for living — a doorway and lintel were removed to create a feeling of space. The benefit of reducing the staircase to the thinnest it could be was two-fold: a functional design element that led to the second level and one that made minimal impact. It couldn’t be a solid element as it would have taken up too much visual space, explains Greg.

Sinapsi Shelves from KE-ZU.

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Home and interior design by Greg Natale Design. Photography: Anson Smart.

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Choose soft, light hues It’s important in any space that the furniture and furnishings reflect your individual sense of style and personality. However, putting the finishing touches to a small space can often be difficult as it can limit your choices in terms of furniture layout, functionality and storage. An

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idea is to keep the furnishings and the finishes light, bright and open. Light, cool colours can make a space feel open and airy, while dark and warm tones can go the other way, making a small room feel cosy and intimate.

From Fanuli Furniture, the Gronda mirror is a new clever and stylish design direct from awardwinning Italian design house Pallucco. This wall-mounted modular mirror is available in two versions: a single full-length mirror and a two-part version with a clothes-stand module that slopes backwards with a little pressure.


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Built by Frasers Property Australia, the interior is being designed by Smart Design Studio. Photography: Sharyn Cairns.

Be creative with the space With a leading focus on sustainable design and compact efficiency, Central Park in Chippendale, at Sydney’s Broadway, offers a concept in urban living. Built by Frasers Property Australia, the interior is being designed by Smart Design Studio. The apartment floorplans vary from a studio apartment to one-bedroom and dual-key. Within the dual-key apartment that features a bronze colour scheme are two separate residences that share a common hallway. The apartment as a whole comprises

two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, a generous living and dining room. This type of shared floorplan is appealing to those who require flexibility in the way they use their home. With the option to use the separate self-contained apartment for extended family when they visit, as a space to sub-lease, or even to function as a home office, this layout can be easily transformed to suit. The apartment can be opened up into one large functioning space or divided into two separate living zones.

Shopping details

Resources

Fanuli Furniture www.fanuli.com.au

Ande Bunbury Architects 03 8682 8792 www.abarchitects.com.au

KE-ZU www.kezu.com.au

Frasers Property Australia www.centralparksydney.com

There’s several key ways to live large in small spaces. The trick is to follow the less is more approach.

Greg Natale Design 02 8399 2103 www.gregnatale.com Smart Design Studio 02 8332 4333 www.smartdesignstudio.com

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SUNSHINE COASTLUXURY

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400 CenterGLAZE™ framing, impressive SlideMASTER™ multi-stacking doors, Series 463 Commercial double-hung windows and 100mm platform Vantage residential awning windows. All living areas and major bedrooms boast wide SlideMASTER™ doors onto terraces which seamlessly integrate the indoor areas with the beauty of the home’s natural surrounds. Sustainability and energy efficiency are achieved through passive climate control, careful planning and orientation. In particular, extensive use of low-E Viridian ComfortPlus™ solar-controlled glass has created exceptionally comfortable internal living spaces without compromising the views. Series 436 double-hung windows were selected for their ability to contribute to the home’s passive ventilation concept. Double-hung windows are an excellent choice in applications where natural convection cooling is desired. An added feature of Series 463 double-hung windows is the ability to tilt the opening sashes into the building for cleaning, an important consideration for windows used in elevated applications. Given the powerful nature of the Queensland sun and the searing temperatures, considerable allowance was made for shade in the outdoor living areas. The resort-style pool wraps around the house into both a central courtyard space and an indoor water feature in the home’s beautiful atrium entry. The library, too, is unique, cantilevering over the pool and with full views in all directions. Additional features include a 10-car garage and workshop area, as well as a lift connecting all floors, a cinema, extensive decks and a jetty.

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racing one of the most exclusive sites on the Sunshine Coast, Osborne House is a magnificent new waterfront home which, thanks to the vision of its owners, stands as a testament to taste and architectural ambition. Luxuriously appointed, and with stunning views across the river and marina, the home is a beautiful retreat, perfectly suited for entertaining. With room to accommodate several generations, a home office, and numerous cars and boats, this is living on a grand scale. The owners had initially purchased an existing property on the site and were in the process of renovation. However, it wasn’t long before they realised their dreams for the property required a completely fresh start, so they engaged the services of Phil Quayle of PQ Architects, as well as local builders. The highest-quality fixtures and finishes have been used throughout the house, with extensive

AWS Commercial Series 463 double-hung window use of marble, sandstone and timber. Of primary importance was the owners’ insistence on taking full advantage of the waterfront views and the relaxed indoor/outdoor Queensland lifestyle. The highly specific demands of the project required the expertise of the team at Lifestyle Windows to supply and install the best and most flexible window and door options. The exposed and aggressive marine environment called for a robust, highperformance glazing system to satisfactorily accommodate high winds and salt spray. For peace of mind, the glazing system used was also covered by a comprehensive warranty. The size and height of the window openings demanded the installation of a commercial glazing suite. The architect recommended AWS Commercial window and door systems with large panel sizes to achieve the bold look the owners desired. A range of AWS Commercial systems were used throughout the project, including Series

• This 102mm-thick commercial-grade doublehung window has been designed with bold frame lines and 30mm-thick (strong) sashes that can carry heavy glass including 20mm IGUs. • The perimeter frame has been designed to make installation into brick veneer and cavity brick easier with built-in nailing fins (weather bars). • Extra-strong sashes allow large sash windows to be fabricated for high-wind load areas. • Both sashes can be hinged back into the room to allow cleaning of both sides of the glass from inside, without removing the flyscreen. • Sashes can be secured with a custom key or non-key locking cam handle. • Double-hung windows can be fitted with external flyscreens within the frame line, no turn buckles required.

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PRODUCT PROFILE EVOLUTION FLOORS

EVOLUTION revolution The ultimate in timber laminate flooring

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volution by Proline Floors, ‘Australian Select’ series of architectural timber laminate flooring, is widely considered in the industry to be the finest, most realistic laminate floors in the world. Enjoy the timeless elegance and character of Australian timber flooring for a fraction of the cost of real hardwood. Evolution 12mm gloss laminate flooring features Australia’s only gloss flat finish (no bevelled edges), which is five times harder to scratch than traditional lacquers, plus a modular clicktogether DIY installation system and life-like, high-definition designs that, unlike real timber, won’t fade in UV light. “Our family has been involved in the floor covering industry for more than 50 years,”

“Our floors are so closely matched to real timber flooring that your family and friends won’t be able to tell the difference.” says director, Paul Ronzon. “During this time we have been involved in all facets of the industry from manufacturing, distribution, retail and installations. This experience gives us a unique insight into industry trends. We love the floor covering industry and the chance it gives us to create different and exciting products. “Our floors are so closely matched to real timber flooring that your family and friends won’t be able to tell the difference … and neither will you!”

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HANDY HINTS BORAL

HOMEWORK

is key to successful renovation projects For homeowners planning a new or revamped outdoor entertaining area, forward planning will ensure the right choices are made for the job

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ccording to David Francis, marketing manager, Boral Clay & Concrete, whether someone is planning to DIY or to hire a professional contractor, the correct planning and research will give them the opportunity to test their ideas and check out options.

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STEP Gather ideas about what landscape designs and styles suit your taste, lifestyle and the specific backyard layout. The Boral Outdoor Design Guide 2010-2011 includes many ideas on how to use the latest products as well as landscaping trends. For inspiring images, as well as ideas on paving small or large spaces, site planning, or colour selection, visit the online project gallery at www.boral.com.au/odg

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STEP Depending on the project, a particular type and size of paver or retaining wall will be more suitable than others. For example, if paving around pools or building steps, choose a range that includes a bullnose format, which is round-edged on one side, such as Boral Coast or Aspenstone. Harmonise the area by choosing retaining wall blocks in a complementary colour to the pavers.

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STEP Measure the area to be paved to determine the quantity of pavers required and the likely cost of materials. The calculation is: length (m) x width (m) = area (m2) for a basic square or rectangular space. Remember to allow up to 10 per cent extra pavers for wastage such as cuts and breakages. Refer to Boral paver brochures or the online calculator for more complex shapes (www.boral.com.au/pavingcalc). To work out how many retaining wall blocks are needed, just multiply the area of the wall (wall height x wall length) by the number of units in a m2, plus extra for breakages.

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“Boral’s step-by-step guide to choosing pavers and retaining walls, as well as our Project Tools page, are aimed at helping homeowners realise a backyard project without the stress, regardless of how they choose to do it,” David says.

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STEP Select a colour and finish that complements the area to be landscaped, the house and the rest of the property. Pavers that match internal floor coverings will ensure a smooth transition from indoor out. The popularity of modern architectural designs means that many Australian landscapers are choosing light paver colours with contrasting but complementary dark-coloured retaining walls.

For more details, and to order a free copy of the Outdoor Design Guide, visit www.boral.com. au/landscaping or call 1300 134 002.


View new homes, apartments, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, interior design styles, outdoor design ideas, renovation projects and ideas, pools, home technology setups and more. Plus you will find contact details for suppliers who can help bring your dream home to life.

Visit www.completehome.com.au for ideas to improve the interior and exterior of your home.


HANDY HINTS COLORBOND

Top tips for choosing

ROOFING COLOURS

The roof is one of the largest fixed elements of a home and deciding on its colour can be a challenging process for any homeowner or renovator

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he profile and pitch of a roof, as well as the location of the house, should all be considered when choosing its colour as it may play a substantial role in the overall look of the home. The chosen roof style also affects the general impression of a home, for example, a steep gabled roof will have more aesthetic dominance than a skillion roof. Janne Petrie, from The Colour Designers, explains: “In situations where the roof is a dominant feature of the home, it is important to ensure that the colour does not overshadow the entire aesthetic of the building, so it’s best to opt for a mid-tone colour. In these cases, roofing made from Colorbond® steel in the more neutral colours of Surfmist®, Woodland Grey®, Dune® or Ironstone® are ideal choices.” With its crisp, clean lines, roofing made from Colorbond® steel can create an attractive roof that works well with most home designs including traditional styles, contemporary designs and everything in between. The second consideration when choosing the colour of the roof is the location of the home and its surrounding natural and built environments. With a range of 20 designer colours, finding the right colour is easy with Colorbond® steel, whether it be for a rural, coastal, city or suburban location. Janne advises: “If the home is located in a rural area that is surrounded by a bush or green landscape then muted tones are the best colour choices. Colorbond® steel roofing in colours such as the muted greens of Bushland®, Wilderness®, Pale Eucalypt® or the subdued brown of Jasper® are most suitable. Colour: Deep Ocean

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“For homes in a coastal environment, it’s best to capture the seaside ambiance. Roofing made from Colorbond® steel in subdued blues such as Evening Haze® or Windspray®, more arresting blues such as Deep Ocean®, or even the sandy qualities of Sandbank®, are particularly effective.

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Once the roof colour has been chosen, a simple tip to ensure that it works effectively with the rest of the home is to repeat the same colour in smaller amounts around the property, in up to three different locations. This includes using the same colour for the mailbox, garden shed or even the fence. Triangulating the colour, particularly at the front of the property, will give the home a balanced feel. “For inner-city areas where heritage buildings are the norm, more traditional roof colours are required, such as Manor Red® or Headland®, which are part of Colorbond® steel’s range of 20 designers colours. “If the home is situated in a more modern suburban area then a more striking roof colour may be the best option, with roofing made

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Ian said, “As carbon pricing will impact both on materials used and on the running costs of the home, the major area for home buyers and renovators to create a winner is at the design stage. “Ultimately the cost saving starts with the design and siting of the home including making provision for natural light in the main living areas and the orientation of the home to gain the maximum benefit for passive solar heating and provision for water harvesting. “This is the stage where all of the ideas are assembled and thought through to ensure the best design for the budget is worked out. “This stage can also be the most expensive time for new home builders or renovators, if


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Pergolas can be precisely designed to block the summer sun, and still allow the desirable winter sunshine to penetrate and can be planted with deciduous vines or creepers. as a major strategy to cope with Australia’s housing affordability. Archicentre undertakes over 20,000 reports each year and its Design Concepts consider climatic conditions, prevailing local conditions, site orientation, the zoning or location of the rooms in the home, materials, construction techniques and the building cost. Design by architect Terence Nott.

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Ian said the first step in orientation is maximising the northern aspect, where exposure to the sun is best controlled. Eaves and pergolas can be precisely designed to block the summer sun, and still allow the desirable winter sunshine to penetrate. “It is important to prioritise rooms based on access to views and solar orientation. An open-plan kitchen and living area, for example, should have top position, while bedrooms or bathrooms require less daylight, as they are largely used for short periods of time, or at night.” By zoning the home, unused areas can be closed off, and cooling and heating appliances can be designed for maximum efficiency and minimum use. Ian said the carbon tax introduction will have a major impact on reinforcing sustainable housing design across the market in new homes and renovations.

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INDEX SUPPLIERS

suppliers index The information in this index is drawn from information supplied to us by the architects of each project in this issue. Many of the stockists are national but we can only list one phone number, so it is worth giving them a call to find out if there’s a supplier near you. These details are correct to the best of our knowledge and we apologise if any errors have occurred.

ARCHITECTS/DESIGNERS

FLOORING

Ande Bunbury Architects 03 8682 8792 www.abarchitects.com.au

Boral www.boral.com.au

Archengine Architects 02 8354 1471 www.archengine.com.au Greg Natale Design 02 8399 2103 www.gregnatale.com Interiors by Darren James 07 3801 2566 www.interiorsbydarrenjames.com.au

BATHROOMS

Erneste Tile Concepts www.erneste.com.au

Amber 1300 139 868 www.ambertiles.com.au

Evolution Floors 02 9525 5241 www.evolutionfloors.com.au

Caroma 13 14 16 www.caroma.com.au

Style Plantation www.styleplantation.com.au

Cass Brothers 02 9569 5555 www.cassbrothers.com.au

Kennedy Associates Architects 02 9557 6466 www.kennedyassociates.com.au

Velieris www.velieris.com

Maria Gigney Architects 03 6234 1550 www.mariagigneyarchitects.com

KITCHENS

DORF 13 14 16 www.dorf.com.au

Andi-Co Australia www.andico.com.au

MaxB Interior Design 03 6224 4491 www.maxbinteriordesign.com.au

Gerberit www4.geberit.com/au/en/design/

Electrolux 1300 363 640 www.electrolux.com.au

Philip Crouch Architects 03 9521 9095 www.philipcroucharchitects.com.au

IKEA www.ikea.com.au

Smart Design Studio 02 8332 4333 www.smartdesignstudio.com Tanner Architects 02 9281 4399 www.tannerarchitects.com.au Vienna Design P/L 02 9233 4566 www.viennadesign.com.au W & G Duber Design & Construction 02 6551 6216 www.duber.com.au

BUILDERS MBM GROUP 02 9700 1977 www.mbmgroup.net.au PARKZIP (Cameron Smith) 02 9967 5448 Oakworth Developments / Gavin Phillips 02 4658 1175 Renovating for Profit 02 9555 5010 www.renovatingforprofit.com.au Roshills Constructions 02 9651 4882 www.roshillsconstructions.com.au Windrim Building Contractors 02 9986 2144

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Comfort Heat Australia 1300 13 WARM www.comfortheat.com.au

The Laminex Group 13 21 36 www.thelaminexgroup.com.au

Magppie 1300 653 441 www.magppieaustralia.com.au Smeg www.smegappliances.com.au

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JELD-WEN Australia www.jeld-wen.com.au www.theblock.jeld-wen.com.au Omvivo 03 9339 8130 www.omvivo.com Victoria & Albert 1300 737 779 www.vandabaths.com/aus


SUPPLIERS

INDEX

98 LIGHTING

FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES

Axo Light www.axolight.com.au

Aura Home www.aurahome.com.au

Mondo Luce www.mondoluce.com

Freedom Furniture 1300 135 588 www.freedom.com.au

Boyac 03 9533 7833 www.boyac.com.au

KE-ZU www.kezu.com.au

WINDOWS & DOORS Architectural Window Systems www.awscommercial.com.au

PAINT Painted Earth www.house-paint.com.au

OUTDOOR

Coco Republic www.cocorepublic.com.au Corporate Culture www.corporateculture.com.au Domo Collections www.domo.com.au Eco Chic www.ecochic.com.au

Moooi www.moooi.com Natural Light Candle Co. www.naturallightcandleco.com Space Furniture www.spacefurniture.com.au Yellow Diva www.yellowdiva.com

AND MORE

Colorbond 1800 022 999 www.colorbond.com

Emporium 03 9474 1300 www.albi.com.au

House of Bamboo www.houseofbamboo.com.au

Equator Homewares www.equatorhomewares.com

Bang & Olufsen www.bang-olufsen.com

Robert Plumb www.robertplumb.com.au

Fantastic Furniture www.fantasticfurniture.com.au

Frasers Property Australia www.centralparksydney.com

Satara Australia www.satara.com.au

Fanuli Furniture www.fanuli.com.au

My Architect www.my-architect.com.au

Archicentre www.archicentre.com.au

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INDEX ADVERTISERS

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106

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PROJECTS

ADVERTISERS

Archengine Architects ..............................................................64 Interiors by Darren James ....................................................104 Laminex ...................................................................................................98 Maria Gigney Architects .........................................................50 Christopher Polly Architect ................................................. 88 Roshills Constructions .............................................................94 Tanner Architects ...................................................................56, 72 Vienna Design ................................................................................... 80 W & G Duber Design & Construction ............................42

Architectural Window Systems ...................................... 132 Barry’s — The Home Improvers ............................... 102, 107 Bathroom Warehouse .................................................................113 BDA NSW................................................................................................. 19 Biga Limited ............................................................................................12 Cape Cod ....................................................................................................7 CIBO Design .........................................................................................115 Comfort Heat Australia .............................................................119 CSR Bricks .............................................................................................39 Eco Bright ..............................................................................................34 Evolution Floors ....................................................................22, 134

Hardware & General ....................................................................101 Planet Ark ................................................................................................9 Playback Systems ..................................................................... IFC Oliveri ....................................................................................................... 28 Realestate.com.au ........................................................................ 37 Renovating for Profit .....................................................................17 Think Brick .......................................................................................... 135 Aqua Bathroom Wares .................................................................4 Laminex .................................................................................... IBC, OBC


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