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From small-scale to complex, traditional to modern - whatever your renovation project, PlaceMakers is a comprehensive starting point
Abathroom renovation has to be addressed on a number of levels. The function of the space has to be considered, as do the room's aesthetics. Issues of product compatibility and durability are equally important. A renovation project is made easier if you can find all the products and practical advice you need in one place.
PlaceMakers aims to meet the needs of all renovators, whether they are architects, builders, or DIYers, says category manager Julie Robb.
"Whether it's timber for structural work or a selecting decorative products, PlaceMakers has the range variety and brands to supply all your project needs," Robb says. "However, our products are not PlaceMakers' only advantage. Our experienced staff can take you through design scenarios and supply information that may save you valuable time and money further down the track."
PlaceMakers' staff can provide insights into product fashion trends and suggest fitouts that can maximise your space's natural advantages, such as an open floorplan or eye-catching view.
Two bathroom scenarios are featured on these pages, one of a contemporary apartment-style bathroom and the other a traditional family bathroom.
"The apartment-style bathroom shows off a variety of contemporary features, including a frameless shower and cantilevered vanity shelf complete with European above-counter bowl," says Robb. "Bathrooms are being seen as rooms adjacent to a bedroom and as important living areas in their own right – not just as small, practical ensuites."
These trends can be difficult to keep in touch with, but PlaceMakers staff are constantly exposed to changes and innovations throughout the industry. The company's Bathroom Planning Guide provides a shortcut to emerging trends and illustrates a variety of design possibilities available at PlaceMakers stores.
"Another trend is towards the look of free-standing furniture in bathrooms and kitchens," says Robb. "The family bathroom on these pages focuses on both aesthetics and day-to-day use. For example, the easily cleaned vanity offers dual bowls, ideal for preventing bathroom queues. And from a design perspective, a move towards free-standing baths as a central feature is also reflected here."
For products that cater for every fitout, plus valuable on-the-spot know-how, visit one of PlaceMakers' stores nationwide.
For more information, contact PlaceMakers, phone 0800 PLACEMAKERS, Website:www.placemakers.co.nz .
First published date: 07 May 2004