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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, February 12, 2015 — 23 123240-V14 We specialise in custom-sized kitchens designed and built to a wide variety of budgets. From left, Angela, Caroline, Lesley and, seated, Frances and Liz. Jag Kitchens – Inside Danske Mobler, Botany Town Centre. Open 7 days. Ph 271 3131. www.jagkitchens.co.nz Custom-sized Kitchens AT JAG KITCHENS 119080 No Gimmicks Just Great Prices Wooden Sunscreen Holland Verticals Venetians PH 0800 254 637 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE! Phone 443 0873 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz 6411009AA 1 Analie Pl, Highbrook. Ph 274 1930. 127958-V2 converted into a wine cellar. It’s been turned into an aesthetic feature with a wrought iron door evoking shades of Tuscany and providing a clear view into the wine rack display. A sense of airiness and space is created with the double-height of the house entry. And the open lobby area at the top of the stairs provides plenty of space for an alternative sitting room, even housing a separate television for the kids. Another office nook, which could be used as a spare bedroom, sits to one side. And two more bedrooms are deliberately sized at 3.5m by 3.5m rather than the traditional poky child dimensions, providing three good-sized rather than five small bedrooms. A dramatic wallpaper feature draws the eye to the head of the master bedroom while the en suite bathroom includes a luxurious rain shower-head and a free- standing bath. Atmosphere for relaxed bathing is provided with a row of LED lights inset along the top of the bath playing onto mosaic tile sheets below. Coloured LED lighting is continued under the vanity. Natural light is also directed into the dressing room with the use of a ceiling solar tube. The house design provides good ideas for people subdividing large family properties into smaller city sites, says Andrew Olsen, Jalcon Homes sales manager. “Or some people may choose to knock down an old house and rebuild,” he says. “ Where people buy an old dunger, the cost of rebuilding new with modern materials can be less than the cost of renovation. “Renovations can cost $3000-$5000 a metre compared with a new build at about $2500-$2700 a metre.” Also, many of the ‘house of the year’ winners, he says, involve one-off $1-$2 million properties using the best of materials. “For us the key thing is that in building 100 homes a year in Auckland, we can achieve sustainable high quality across a large number of houses. It is pleasing for us that a home like this has done so well. Also, because we are a family-owned business, there is a high element of pride in what is delivered.” Clever design facing northern sun provides relaxed living. Photography supplied A small formal living area opens to the outdoors but is set up for indoor entertainment.
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