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Selwyn Times: May 10, 2016

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10 [Edition datE] 1 Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District An ideal family home For those entering the new home property market and looking for a medium sized home then G J Gardner homes’ show home at rolleston is worth a look. situated in the popular Faringdon subdivision, this is a well-designed functional house. This 198 square metre show home is based on the “Maxwell” design from G J Gardner’s “Family” series of plans. While many people focus on what the exterior will look like it’s more essential to get the floor plan and layout of your home right,” says Neil Fraser, who along with his wife Joanne, own the Christchurch south G J Gardner franchise. “The layout will affect the way you live in the home and can impact on the overall cost”. The show home is fitted out using G J Gardner’s “express specification” range of products selected from some of New Zealand’s leading suppliers with no compromise on quality whilst still being cost-effective. As a result, the homes are competitively priced making them ideal for young people and first home buyers This show home is clad with brick veneer, which is currently one of the most affordable claddings that not only looks good but is also very durable. The stack bonded exterior feature wall leading to the entrance highlights one of the different variations that can be achieved with brick cladding. The design of this home is ideal for family living. on entering through the front door, there is a feeling of spaciousness with open plan living from the slightly separated lounge right through to the family living room on the other side of the kitchen/ dining area. The kitchen is wellappointed, overlooking the dining and two separate living areas and also has a large pantry offering fabulous storage There is good indoor outdoor flow from the family/dining area as well as the main bedroom. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe while the main bathroom has both bath and shower. The fourth bedroom is slightly separated from the other three making it an ideal guest room, study or extra sitting room. The separate laundry is well-sited near the double garage for dumping dirty sports or work clothes on entering the house. There is also ample storage space with the hot water cylinder cupboard conveniently located in the hall, opposite the bathroom and close to the laundry. G J Gardner’s rolleston show home is located at 1 eversham Drive in Faringdon. It is open from Wednesday through to sunday, 12 noon until 4 pm. family living. On entering through the front door, there is a feeling of spaciousness with open plan living Build your next home with Artisan Homes Your local registered Master Builder 5 Broomleigh Drive in Rolleston’s Faringdon Artisan Homes’ show home is open every day (Fri by Appt) 8.30am-5pm Mon-Thur, Fri by appointment, and 12-4pm Sat/Sun. To contact Rob: phone 374 9172, mobile 021 324 876 or email: robin@artisanhomes.co.nz. Plans are viewable in high resolution digital at www.artisanhomes.co.nz Let Rob and his team work with you to produce your own unique plan. Office & Show Home- 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone - 03 374 9172 or Rob 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz | www.artisanhomes.co.nz Builders of superior homes.

2 [Edition datE] Now ThaT The heaTiNg’s oN At the first taste of winter’s chill, we start preparing for hibernation. Adding warmth to your home, however, is not just about choosing the right heating, but also the creation of a scrumptious winter haven that invites you to hunker down with creature comforts. A home might be warm and dry, but as we transition from summer to winter there is that lack of cosiness to our homes. By following a few simple steps you can enhance and create more warmth within your home. 11 Roll out the Rugs hardwood floors and tiles are brilliant during the summer months, but come winter, your feet are likely to feel a little different. using large rugs in the main areas of your home will help to insulate a room and keep your feet warm. The textured look of a rug will also add a feel of cosiness to a room. Add textuRe Just as you do with winter fashion, creating warmth in your interiors is all about adding texture. In your bedroom, swap your summer duvet for a thick, plush winter one, then finish the look with layers of throws and cushions. Invest in good-quality throws. Choose a few that match the décor in your home, and then literally throw them over couches and beds. The more they look like you just dropped them on the couch or bed, the better they look – hence the name ‘throw’! There is a great range of cosy faux-fur throws on the market this winter, too. If you don’t already have one, get a footstool. If you have one, recover it in durable thick fabric – we love a good tartan print. let the lIght In When sunlight passes through the glass of your window it bounces off your walls and furniture, and gradually turns into heat. This heat will make a big difference to the temperature of your home. to make the most of it, open your blinds or curtains in the morning, and close them back up at night. lighting is important to set the scene. A few lamps dotted around living spaces will provide the relaxed, low-level lighting ideal for such areas. Add sparkle at nighttime with fairy lights, and some flickering candles for an intimate feel. LINCOLN SECTIONS Natural waterways, attractive reserves, tennis court, UFB, some with water views. Sections from 605m 2 to 777m 2 and start at just $197,000. Secure one of our titled sections today or select a section available in Spring and pay later. Builders terms also available. Sales Office open Wednesdays 10.30 - 2.30 & Sundays 12.30 - 4.30 or call for an appointment anytime. Call or email Mike Hobbs 027 570 7674, broadfieldestates@xtra.co.nz | www.liffeysprings.co Flemington, A Land of Possibilities Stage 4 Now Open 1.3ha reserve with children's playground, tennis court, basketball court & café to come! Limited titled sections available in Stages 2 & 3 Visit Us Onsite 601 Birches Road, Lincoln, 7 days 10am - 4pm First National Real Estate Sue Mullins 027 244 1325 Barry O’Neill 021 364 422 www.flemington.co.nz