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28 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 24, 2016 www.times.co.nz 107939 PHONE FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE ~ PH 272 4502 FAX 272 4501 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 12/5 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki • www.mmfencing.co.nz Specialists in quality made Trellis & Fencing & Concrete Drive Services M&M CONCRETE SERVICES For all your Concrete needs: Drives, Paths, Patios and all Concrete Repairs. PHONE THE PROFESSIONALS Ph Mike 021 931 261 SPECIALISTS in quality Trellis, Fencing & Retaining • We build custom-sized kitchens at sensible prices. • Our advice and design service is free of charge. • Carpentry service available. Phone for a design appointment or visit our showroom with 10 kitchens on display Jag Kitchens Inside Danske Mobler Furniture Store, beside The Warehouse, Botany Town Centre. Open 7 Days. Phone 271-3131 www.jagkitchens.co.nz 111450-V8 KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES Emailed direct to your inbox! While the Times delivers to some 45,000 letterboxes in our area, we’re now thinking outside the box. If you don’t want to miss out – ever – then register today to receive your easy-to-read digital version emailed directly to your inbox. This way you’ll keep up, no matter what, with the latest news, interviews, sport, tips, dining, competitions, advertisements and more – page by page – online. So turn on, tune in and open up to the Times online! www.times.co.nz • Ph 271 8000 Ask whether it’s time to bring the master bedroom’s style into this decade or perhaps whether the time is right to take on an exciting renovation project. If the answer is affirmative, be inspired by the latest trends and give the bedroom a makeover worthy of the classiest home decor magazines. Beds play a starring role The central element of any master bedroom has to be the bed. For a trendy look, opt for a model with a padded headboard, with sleek, industrial-style metallic lines, or in a rustic or Scandinavian style. Four-poster beds are also very up-to- the-minute. However, make sure one to two feet of space is left between the top of the structure and the ceiling in order to avoid overpowering the room. The bedding Dress up the bed with fluffy, voluminous bedding. Classic fabric such as linen, which has a soft texture and great durability, is a great choice. It wrinkles easily, but that’s part of its charm. To find the kind of bedding that will make all the difference in a revamped bedroom, shop around in local stores. And don’t forget that vibrant herringbone patterns are extremely fashionable this year and are not just for kids. Lighting Add some character to the bedroom with an unusual light fixture in the middle of the ceiling, making sure it works with a dimmer switch. Gold, silver and bronze models are all very “in” this year. However, chandeliers always look great in the master bedroom. When matched appropriately to the decor, they add a wonderfully classic touch. Long live the blues All shades of blue are popular for 2016. Whether it’s for the walls, curtains or bedding, this soothing colour will transform the master bedroom into a peaceful haven. It could be sky blue, ocean blue, sapphire blue or teal. Herringbone patterns, blues and metallic finishes dominate the master bedroom’s decor for 2016. Photo supplied OUR HOMES TODAY Latest master bedroom trends Smarter property market searches Close to a third of Super City homeowners say they search for property “all the time” whether they are in the market or not. Close to 50 per cent say they “sometimes” search property listings, despite not being in the market for a new home. Just 20 per cent confine their searches to when they are actively in the market to buy, according to a Barfoot & Thompson survey. Increasing numbers are also turning to more sophisticated online tools in their searches, to pinpoint the exact areas and properties of most interest. While websites are the go-to for most, just ahead of dedicated property publications, the growth in specialised mobile applications is seeing about one in five searchers adding them to their toolbox. The real estate company’s new iOS and Android compatible app allows users to search by hand- selected suburbs from across the Auckland region. Stephen Barfoot, the company’s chief technology officer says the app is “like having the local branch’s window display in your hand”. “ This makes keeping abreast of the local market easier and more enjoyable for browsers, while serious house-hunters can easily access the listing for a ‘for sale’ sign they’ve just passed, or for an open home they are about to walk into,” he says. “ There’s also no need to be pigeon-holed into predetermined regions of the city. You can tailor your search to specific suburbs from across Auckland.” Added content, such as videos, floor plans and documents such as LIM reports and auction documents are also available for many properties at the touch of a finger. The addition of school and zoning information to the app was in specific response to the wants and needs of the Auckland buyer,” Mr Barfoot says. In map view searchers can see nearby schools and their zones, or add zones to their tailored search criteria. The school zone data is pulled directly from the Ministry of Education database, though the company suggests thorough due diligence is done direct with the school in question before committing to a property.
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