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10 Simple Tips To Make Bathroom Renovation Easier On Everyone!

When attempting any project large or small, planning is the key.

  1. Spend plenty of time collecting ideas to create a clear picture of what you would like to achieve. The collection will become a fantastic reference point to show the team at Hardware & General when selecting products.
  2.  You could start a Pinterest board to keep all your digital ideas together. (whilst your there come on over and follow us )
  3. Work out your budget. If you are renovating an existing bathroom it’s always cheaper to leave the plumbing pipes where they are.
  4. Select products that enhance the design you are trying to achieve. The classic claw-foot bath becomes a sculpture statement piece your bathroom.
  5. Sit in the bath and test it for comfort. Check the arm rests, width, neck height, back angle and plug holes to see if they suit you and the other users of the bath.
  6. Flooring should be durable and water resistant. Tiles are the most common flooring choice and Hardware & General has a huge range of different patterns on display. Tiles can even be made to look like ebony or white washed timber.
  7. Consider where your accessory points will be fitted. A towel rack can be fitted to a wall and it requires space. A soap dish needs to be installed within arm’s reach of the bathtub, if it doesn’t boast its own holder.
  8. Mirrors are simply magic in a bathroom. They create space and reflect design elements. Mirrored shaving cabinets hide the cupboards and can be built into the wall cavity. For added practicality install an adjustable make-up mirror close to the vanity cabinet.
  9. Lighting choices need to be both practical and aesthetic. The lighting specialists at Hardware & General can discuss with you the options for mood lighting and purposeful lighting.
  10. Consider the type of door you have in the bathroom and the space it requires. A hinged door takes more room to open. Install a door stopper to ensure the door doesn’t damage any items behind it.

Here is a bonus tip… Consider your hot water unit! In a new bathroom you’ll spend more time admiring your handywork so make sure you have enough hot water to last the distance.

Stylish-Bathroom

Hardware & General have been helping home owners, plumbers and bathroom renovators since 1950.
We have a great understanding of your needs and how to achieve this within your budget.
You can save time searching for products by visiting at Hardware & General rather than travelling all over Sydney.

Modern-Day-Bathroom

Hardware & General has 6 conveniently located stores in Sydney and the Brookvale store is
home to 20 specialist Centres. Among these you’ll find a specialist Bathroom Centre, specialist Tap Centre, specialist Tile Centre, specialist Hot Water Centre, specialist Lock & Door Centre and a specialist Lighting Centre which offer a large range of brands and products on display for you to choose from.

Bathroom-Ideas

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Brookvale’s Hardware & General Home Appliances store will be running a cooking demonstration  on the range of Smeg quality steam ovens. Guest will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the overwhelming health benefits of steaming food. These include;

  • Steam-cooked foods retain more flavour, texture and colour (especially in vegetables
  • Less vitamins, minerals and nutrients are lost than cooking in a dry-heat oven
  • The moist nature of steam heat means that the food doesn’t dry out
  • Different types of food can share the oven without transfer of flavour
  • Steam ovens are relatively easy to keep clean by avoiding the problem of baked-on spillage associated with conventional ovens

Smeg’s combination steam oven ensures that food retains its flavour, keeps its original form, and is healthier to eat – a succulent, delicious taste your family and friends will love.
Striking the perfect balance between energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and impressive aesthetics is a key consideration, as is functionality – making it an important addition to your appliance selection.

Most of us are looking for an oven that’s simple to cook with, easy to clean and looks great, so the Smeg combination steam oven could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Perfect when steaming, roasting or grilling, steam ovens offer versatility, whilst being a healthy and tasty cooking method.

Customers will benefit from faster cooking times – typically 20-25% less than conventional cooking, as well as reduced energy consumption. Operating at a higher temperature than a conventional oven, the cooking environment is moist, using a fan-forced element. Unlike a standard oven that creates a dry cooking environment, steam is more forgiving, so food won’t spoil as easily. You can also cook multiple dishes at once without flavour transfer and perfectly reheat tricky foods like rice and pasta without drying ingredients out.

Date:              Friday May 2nd

Time:              11am – 1pm

Location:       278 Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Phone:           8456-4604

Bookings:      Phone to reserve a seat. Essential.

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Easter Trading Hours.

BROOKVALE   |   MONAVALE   |   MARAYONG   |   PEAKHURST

Good Friday……………………………………………….Closed

Sat. April 19……………………………………………….Closed

Easter Sunday……………………………………………Closed

Easter Monday…………………………………………..Closed

Tues. April 22…………………………………………….Open

Wed. April 23……………………………………………..Open

Thur. April 24…………………………………………….Open

ANZAC Day………………………………………………..Closed

Sat. April 26 ……………………………………………….Resume Regular Trading Hours

HORNSBY

Good Friday…………………………………………………Closed

Sat. April 19…………………………………………………7am – 5pm

Easter Sunday……………………………………………..Closed

Easter Monday…………………………………………….8am – 5pm

Tues. April 22………………………………………………Open

Wed. April 23………………………………………………Open

Thur. April 24…………………………………………… Open

ANZAC Day……………………………………………….. 1pm – 5pm

Sat. April 26 ……………………………. Resume Regular Trading Hours

DURAL

Good Friday……………………………………………….. Closed

Sat. April 19…………………………………………………7am – 5pm

Easter Sunday………………………………………………Closed

Easter Monday…………………………………………….8am – 4pm

Tues. April 22……………………………………………….Open

Wed. April 23……………………………………………….Open

Thur. April 24………………………………………………Open

ANZAC Day………………………………………………….Closed

Sat. April 26 …………………………………………………Resume Regular Trading Hours

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Noosa Outdoor Shower 4002

There’s nothing that says ‘summer fun’ like an afternoon of splashing in a swimming pool, or a game of backyard cricket…but the mess afterwards can be frustrating.

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