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NEWS FEATURE

DEFINE YOUR HOME THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR FRONT DOOR From the street, the front door is what defines your home design. It’s a first impression to neighbours and friends alike, and sets the tone for the interior style. It’s also one of the easily improved and potentially creative spaces on your façade. Considering its ability to both make a statement and act as an introduction, it’s important to choose a front door with purpose. These innovative trends are designed to suit a range of architectural styles, boost your design standards and set your property apart, proving that a door upgrade is a must to increase your curb appeal. Pivot your opinion on size Think big to take your home from bland to grand. While the standard 820mm wide x 2040mm tall hinged entrance door remains an enduring option, oversized front door designs (available up to 1200mm wide) provide a modern architectural update. A change of dimensions can make your door the standout feature of your façade, as well as help make your interior entrance area feel more spacious. The contemporary look of an oversized entryway adds instant grandeur to a home. A pivot system is best suited to handle larger doors, unlike traditional hinged jambs which carry the weight from the side, a Pivot door system supports the extra weight of the door at the top and bottom also providing a smooth and secure opening. Let the light in Doors incorporating glass panels and matching sidelights are a great choice if you are after a change in perception; they open up both exterior and interior sight lines, and instantly increase your home’s natural lighting for a brighter atmosphere. Now, more artistic options can elevate Friday, August 16, 2019

the status of your door to décor. Corinthian’s Sunburst collection (pictured) is a beautiful combination of rich Merbau and glass, making a profound statement with its eye-catching patterns.

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Material matters It’s important to choose a door material that’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but also practical. For those building or renovating their home in bushfire prone areas, a BAL rated door that meets government standards is a must. Depending on where you live opt for a BAL12.5 or BAL40 rated door for peace of mind. For hot and humid areas, timber such as Merbau is the ideal material choice. Durable with a low shrinkage and expansion rate, Merbau also retains its natural colour longer than other timbers. Look to entrance doors with a primed door skin which creates a smooth surface suitable for painting, while timber and veneer skin is best stained. For a contemporary look, consider combinations of timber, metal and glass such as the Corinthian Doors Lumina design. A blank canvas Doors can be a great way to introduce colour and create one of the most visible design elements in the home. A striking entry door design can be used to introduce the central

themes of your design story from bright and beautiful to organic and refined. If you want to create a bold ‘pop’ of colour, a primed door design can provide a beautifully smooth surface for painting. If the warmth of a timber door is more your style, forgo opaque paint and use a natural stain to enhance

the door’s features and natural beauty. Made from sustainable timber Corinthian’s Blonde Oak entrance door range, features a light American White Oak veneer which opens up a world of design possibilities and creates the perfect canvas for a spectrum of colours, from honey hues through to the heaviest of ebonies. Home & Garden Magazine

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With only a few weeks before the official start of spring, the days are (gradually) getting longer, the weather is (finally) warming up and the outdoor entertaining season will soon be upon us. To make better use of your yard this year, GLOW Outdoor Heating presents an exclusive collection of fire pits designed to heat up crisp evenings, aesthetically enhance garden areas, provide a welcoming gathering place for friends and family, and bring an element of sophisticated fun to your social life. From simple rustic metal designs to more innovative and artistic options, Glow has created a range that fuses style, function and convenience, and will make for a standout addition to any outdoor area. To help select the perfect fire pit to put at the centre of your entertaining, let these designs ignite your imagination!

“GARDEN DESIGN IS ARGUABLY AN ARTFORM, REQUIRING CREATIVE VISION”

from both its deep copper finish (the perfect complement to nature’s earth tones) and sharp lattice construction (blending into the gridlines of a stone patio backdrop). Sculpture garden Garden design is arguably an artform, requiring creative vision and purposeful planning. Fire pits have long been an afterthought on our outdoor canvas, due in part to bland design options. Installing one that clashes with the look you’ve curated can distract from your outdoor aesthetic as an unsightly lawn ornament. A minimalist style is a sure-fire choice because of its adaptive and enduring nature, simple and unobtrusive structure. The Aurora Fire Pit (pictured) forges art and function with minimalistic design, and can double as a contemporary garden sculpture. A smooth, gently curved basin elegantly contrasts with the sharp lines of its tapered base; in oxidised steel, these simple

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Glow on-the-go Enjoying the special experience a fire place brings isn’t limited to your home. For those whose love of nature means caravans, camping, beach days that become nights, and adventuring through all that outdoors has to offer, investing in a portable fire pit is an ideal option. Portable fire pits allow you to maximise the use of the unit and add fun with glowon-the-go. Glow’s Vineyard Fire Pit (pictured, left page) is a woven wonder in design and convenience. Its refined look is stylistically distinct, with interlocking metal ribbons and apertures that amplify the light from within. It kindles convenience with ease of transport, being light weight, compact, and featuring foldable legs. The Vineyard also includes a mesh safety lid, fire tool and log grate, and is suitable for many different types of earth, allowing

Year-round use More than just a decorative garden addition, fire pits are crowd pleasers, creating a focal point for any social gathering. As the flickering flames light up the night, GLOW fire pits work in both small and large spaces, with a range of models available, including the Fire Bowl which boasts convenient space- saving log storage, extending your living space to create the ultimate entertaining area. Offering an instant, cosy spot for every occasion, your fire pit is ideal for use year-round. In the summer months, toast marshmallows under the stars after a delicious BBQ, or wrap yourself in a warm, thick blanket and enjoy with friends for the ultimate outdoor gathering point in the cooler months. Whether it is a stand-alone focal point, or safely positioned in the middle of your outdoor seating, your fire pit won’t go unused.

Spark style Our homes are a visual representation of our personal style preferences, so don’t discredit your décor with a fire pit that is not to your taste. Fire pit designs have evolved to reflect a wider range of facades, even carrying through interior themes. This is particularly important if your outdoor space is a part of the view from your indoor living area, or acts as an extension to the social space. If chosen wisely, a fire pit that aligns with your home’s look doesn’t need to be lit to be a benefit. As a focal point for entertaining all year round, select one that carries your indoor interior style outside Glow’s Valley Fire Pit features a distinctive wide- width interwoven metal basket. Its robust, rustic form is inspired by the modernindustrial aesthetics of urban gardens, and the au courant trend of re- purposing industrial structures for luxury living. The Valley’s versatility comes Friday, August 16, 2019

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