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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 --- 17 THE BEST HEAT PUMP DEAL THIS WINTER FREE consultation from your local Accredited Heat Pump Expert FG1348 The Fujits 40 years of innovation in one heat pump • Super compact • Set-and-forget remote control • Whisper quiet, super effcient • Healthy Air Filters (Fujitsu are the only heat pumps to be recommended by Asthma New Zealand) • NZ’s longest warranty • International winner, for Brilliant Design 2012 jitsu Premier Plus: ears of innovation SAVE over $600! only $2,290* inc.GST Fully installed ASTG14LUC - Fujitsu's Premier Plus * Conditions apply. Price for back-to-back installations. HURRY! OFFER ENDS JULY 31st!! Down to Earth Electrical Call Clint on 02 7779 7777 123040 The old rimu kitchen was always going to go -- it was just a matter of time. From the moment they moved into their Botany Downs home four years ago, young parents Joe and Nancy were never big fans of the kitchen. "It was a really old-fashioned kitchen -- very much of its era," says Nancy. "The layout wasn't great. There was very little bench space and we had to cook on a single hob ceramic cooktop." In fact, Nancy and Joe's entire renovation project was a case of one thing leading to another. "The key motivator was a new cooktop. We decided we couldn't just put a new one in without changing everything," says Nancy. "And because the house is so open plan we knew we couldn't have a brand new kitchen without changing the rest!" So, over the past two years, Nancy and Joe toyed with the idea of transforming their kitchen and their home. During that time they also became first-time parents, spent time overseas and had career commitments. As a result, plans were delayed. But through it all, they continued to maintain contact with kitchen designer Liz Martin from Jag Kitchens at the Danske Mobler Home Centre in Botany Town Centre. "We went to Jag Kitchens after noticing their regular ads in the Times. And we liked the fact that the showroom was nice and close," says Joe. In addition to location, Jag Kitchens also came out tops in terms of affordability, design and service. "From the start, Liz had come up with a design we were happy with. Other companies we looked at were a little over the top in terms of pricing and design." The couple says it was a pleasure working with Liz. "Dealing with her was really easy. She was honest, upfront and we felt we could really trust her." And it seems Joe and Nancy's trust has certainly paid off. A far cry from the cramped, fiddly kitchen that it once was, the new kitchen boasts a sunny outlook and a sun-kissed splashback in a lovely tangerine. In contrast, a sense of space is created using neutral creams and whites which are paired with elegant stainless steel handles and appliances. "We wanted to keep everything light as it is the sunniest part of our home." But best of all are the oven and gas hobs. Powerful, spacious and multi- functional, they have made family life so much easier. "We had 20 people over at the weekend and I had six trays of food in the oven!" says Nancy. "And when IbakeIliketobakealotsowhenit comes to cookies I can have three sheets of cookies baking at the same time -- it's great!" Joe agrees. "It's definitely a lot more functional than it was before. We can have three or four pots cooking at once and it has freed up a lot of time." Incidentally, time is something the busy parents will appreciate with Nancy expecting another child in November, a sibling for the couple's active two-year-old daughter. "We're so glad the kitchen's finally completed. Liz has been so patient with us and the whole experience has been incredible. The kitchen's made such a huge difference!" Specialising in custom-sized kitchens designed to exactly fit the room without resorting to filler panels, Jag Kitchens has its own manufacturing plant and also uses a sophisticated 3D computer design programme to show clients beforehand exactly how their new kitchen will look. And remember, Jag Kitchens designs and builds to all budgets with advice and design service being FREE OF CHARGE. Visit our website www. jagkitchens.co.nz for more information on a wide range of materials and design options or to see more kitchen examples. New kitchen sparks major change Inside Danske Mobler, 501 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Town Centre. Open 7 Days. Ph 271 3131. www.jagkitchens.co.nz Whether you are thinking of a major renovation or simply planning to replace an existing kitchen do contact Jag Kitchens. All designers have years of experience and are happy to discuss your kitchen project free of cost and obligation. It took more than two years but Jag Kitchens patiently waited until it was the right time to deliver a cheerful new kitchen for a busy, growing family. 118249-v9 BEFORE Jag Kitchens designer Liz Martin, far right, with Joe, Nancy and baby Chloe. Times photo Wayne Martin Properties For Sale, Renovations, Interior/Exterior, Landscaping, Flooring, Bathrooms, Kitchens... anything to do with Our Homes Today Ph 271 8068 • www.ourhomes.co.nz • www.times.co.nz Advertising FOR colour, perfume and romance, it’s hard to go beyond the beautiful rose. Those who wish to ﬁll their gardens with the ambience roses offer will ﬁnd a plethora of information in the New Zealand Rose Society’s latest New Zealand Rose Review, regarded as an essential guide to newer roses now available. Winning roses from the society’s 2012 rose trials held at Palmerston North and Hamilton are featured, along with 72 varieties recently introduced to the New Zealand market. The full-colour book also provides detailed information about the varieties and lists the nurseries which are producing them. The society was founded in 1931 with the motto “to implant the rose in the hearts and gardens of the people”. It’s made up of district rose societies which have meetings, organise rose shows and pruning demonstrations, publish newsletters and arrange garden visits. National conventions and shows are organised and district societies compete against each other in groups for Rose Ranfurly Shields. The society is a founding member of the World Federation of Rose Societies, representing 41 national rose societies throughout the world. In 1971 the New Zealand organisation hosted the ﬁrst World Rose Convention in Hamilton and the 10th in Christchurch in 1994. It hosted a regional convention in Auckland in 2004 and will host another one in Palmerston North this November. ■ The New Zealand Rose Review is available online at www.nzroses.org.nz or by phoning the New Zealand Rose Society secretary, Heather Macdonell on 06-329-2700. It costs $7.50 including postage. World's favourite flower New Zealand Rose Review 2013/14 WIN! A ROSE REVIEW ■ The Times has three copies of the New Zealand Rose Review 2013-14 to give away. To enter, write your name and daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send to: NZ Rose Review Competition, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163, or enter online at www.times.co.nz. Entries close at 5pm on July 29.
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