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www.times.co.nz Times Newspapers Supplement, Thursday August 27, 2015 — 5 HOME – crEatE a Stunning SpacE There is a real art to bespoke, beauti- ful cabinetry and one local business is taking pride in showcasing its excellent workmanship. DL Cabinetmaking based in East Tamaki has been furnishing discerning homeowners with stunning works of art since its inception five years ago. Extremely popular with interior designers, architects and other industry professionals, the firm now deals with the public direct thanks to a full-time designer onboard. Founded by local Howickian Dean Lucas, DL Cabinetmaking builds kitchens and more with quality, finesse and attention to detail. Dean is passionate about cabinetry, and now with more than 15 years’ industry expe- rience, Dean heads up a team of certified professionals delivering products that tick all the boxes in function, form and aesthetics. The experienced wood specialists can create anything in the mind’s eye from solid pieces of furniture to timber solutions for the whole home but their main focus is kitchens. “We can take care of everything from start to finish,” says Dean. “Our kitchens are for those who appreciate detail, and love the fact that it is handcrafted here in New Zealand and is personalised to reflect individual style.” With a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and 10-year warranty on all hardware, the DL team uses quality materials and brands such as Blum. “We completely stand by everything that we do. Everything is made on site and peo- ple can come in to check on the progress.” Whether it’s subtle changes, or discuss- ing style, colour, and materials, the DL team gives clients a chance to take part in the design process, making it an investment they know and understand. The artisans also take pride in delivering the finished product to clients, knowing that they’ve done a good job. “We install all our kitchens personally so we can control the quality, and ensure it goes in exactly as how we and the customer envisaged.” For quality cabinetry solutions or a kitchen masterpiece, call DL Cabinetmaking for a FREE quote and on-site measure today! DL Cabinetmaking 54D Sir William Ave, East Tamaki. Phone 274 6471. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dlcabinetmaking.co.nz Out of the woodwork ADVERTORIAL CD1764A Jennian Homes CBD & East Auckland 59B Sir William Avenue, East Tamaki T 09 918 9078 E email@example.com 0800 JENNIAN jennian.co.nz It’s never too late to get the home you’ve always wanted! Did you miss out on Ti Toki? or want to build in Ti Toki? Jennian Homes CBD and East have a limited number of sites available. Dont miss out! We can build you a home to suit your lifestyle and budget, with us there are no hidden surprises. We’ll tell you exactly what your home will cost before building starts. Take inspiration from our great range of proven plans or design and build from scratch. We’ll be with you every step of the way and we’ll make sure that we build you a home to suit both your lifestyle and budget. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and see how we can help you get the home you’ve always wanted. KC11017 New home building begins in October While it’s easy to assume that picking paint is restricted to choosing the right colour, there are many other factors to consider. The latest Resene update says, whether freshening up the kitchen with a coat of paint or painting your home’s entire exterior, choosing the right gloss level is important for appearance and wearability. The paint company provides some handy tips to ensure you don’t ‘gloss over’ the important aspects of paint selection. Gloss levels are represented by a type, each one fitting into a percent- age spectrum. For example, at the low end of the spectrum, a paint’s gloss level is flat if it’s between zero and two per cent, which gives a smooth matte finish. The next level is low sheen at three to 19 per cent, followed by semi-gloss at 20 to 59 per cent. At the higher end of the spectrum sits gloss at 60 to 84 per cent and full gloss at 85 to 100 per cent. It’s wise to consider where the paint is being used. In some instances, a gloss finish will be appropriate, while in oth- ers a low sheen variety is a better option. Where a light sheen is desired but the wall may be cleaned fre- quently, such as in living or chil- dren’s areas, a low sheen paint is a wise choice. In rooms where grime or grease buildup is likely, such as a bathroom, higher gloss paints are popular. Glossier products tend to be more durable than low or no sheen paints. A flat paint may be considered a good option for a roof, but some level of glossiness is recommended, given that flat paints can be difficult to clean and glossier paints will tend to let the rain and surface contaminants wash over them easier. This means the paint finish will stay naturally cleaner on a roof. So a satin paint or a full gloss finish is recom- mended. The overall look is as important as wearability. The glossier a paint, the more it will reflect light and the colour will seem cleaner and brighter. By contrast, flat paints diffuse light and the colour will seem darker and earthier. Resene recommends considering how light enters a room when picking inte- rior paints. And be sure to select the right gloss level. Generally, low sheen on the walls, semi-gloss on the doors and trim and flat on the ceiling is a popular choice. For a cosier feel, flat on the walls can be continued onto the ceiling for a cocooning effect. Choosing right gloss levels as important as colour Construction of the first new homes at Ormiston Town Centre will begin in October with potential house buyers already showing strong interest in the de- velopment. The first stage of construction consists of 63 terraced houses. Up to 700 new homes in total will be built at Ormiston Town Centre over the next seven years with a mix of housing to suit every life- style, ranging from compact courtyard homes to contemporary apartments and innovative work/live spaces. Construction of the 6000m2 new Pak ‘n Save is also progressing well with the supermarket due to open in November. Consents were lodged this month for 25,000m2 of new retail space and con- sents are being prepared for the balance of the development on the southern side of Ormiston Road. This will consist of terraced housing, two apartment com- plexes, a medical centre, office building and a hotel. Approximately 84,000 people live within a five-minute drive of the new development which is being constructed on 19 hectares of land straddling Ormis- ton Road. With that population expected to grow to 125,000 in the next 15 years, Ormiston Town Centre will provide much-needed new housing as well as access to shopping, dining out, recrea- tional activities and public services. “Ormiston Town Centre is New Zea- land’s newest and most innovative master-planned community. It’s an opportunity to create something truly special for future residents,” said Todd Property Group managing director Evan Davies. “We’re really pleased with the progress that has been made so far and are looking forward to seeing the first homes built over the coming months. We know this project is important to the commu- nity and we’re focused on delivering a high-quality new urban neighbourhood that offers a relaxed and safe lifestyle and caters to people’s everyday needs.” The Ormiston Town Centre project is a joint partnership with Auckland Council Prop- erty Limited. NEW HOMES: Up to 700 new homes:will be built at Ormiston Town Centre (pictured) in an artist’s impression of the soon-to-open Pak ‘n Save and nearby retail.
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