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Home Living : October 21 2008
8 HLF - Publication, Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Time for a cool change HOMELIVING You wouldn't dream of wearing heavy winter coats during summer, so why put up with the same internal decor you had during winter? asks Graham Wolf executive director HIA. ''Giving the living room a summer facelift does not have to involve a complete makeover, but there are some simple things that can be done to ensure it is more welcoming to the sunshine and whispering breezes ahead,'' he said. Exchange heavy, dark fabrics in curtains, cushion covers, rugs and so on for lighter, cooler shades. Dark, timber furniture is best positioned against a plain background. If possible, swap some of these heavier items for more transparent pieces that let the air circulate around them. Allow as much daylight as possible to flood the room, while still keeping out the midday sun. Maximising space decreases that stuffy, cramped feel. If you are planning to go a little further with changes, a tiled floor works well for summer coolness, and can be warmed later simply by overlaying it with rugs or carpets or, in a more comprehensive renovation, installing underfloor heating. The Mediterranean trend in tiling is catching on in Australia and one company has reported a growing number of homeowners choosing to extend their tiling from the kitchen, laundry and bathroom to living and dining areas, entrance ways and hallways even bedrooms. A good idea for a summer living room is to consider your favourite warm weather backdrop and accessorise accordingly. For instance, a beach look can be achieved though blues and whites and maybe the use of pebbles and shells; if it is to be tropical, use bright colours, exotic patterns with some floor cushions; a cool forest feel will require shades of green and plants. Details: www.hia.com.au FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40 I.S.No 1 Interest rates are up... OUR PRICES HAVE GONE DOWN! WHOLESALE Direct to the public DISPLAY CABINET 2 door 4 shelf (980w x 430d x 1800 high) Bunya Oak Also available in Acacia Ironbark Oup ce $389 (Fully assembled) p 'BRISBANE' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD LOW TV UNIT (1930 x 520 x 640 high) Acacia Chocolate Stain Also available in Acacia Ironbark ya Oak p 389 (Fully assembled) 'RO AU HA CO (12 Aca Als Cho p $249 (Fu InStyle Furniture 6-8 Wingate Rd. MULGRAV A E (Windsor) Phone 9679 1000 OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm Bring your trailer or we can arrange delivery. InStyle Furniture, quality hardwood furniture at pine prices 2141890i hln wk14 http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections .com.au We offer a range of Gable and Flat Awnings and Carports, Conservatories and Sunrooms, designed to suit your needs and your budget. FREE QUOTES Phone 9627 1922 Awning with Gable (6000x3000) $4340 Screen Enclosure with Glass Wall (6000x3000) $7000 Unit 1, 58-60 Melbourne Road (Cnr Brisbane Rd) Riverstone Bld Lic No 178737c Improve the value of your house 2279994i hln wk14 Dealer Licence No 187520C Authorised 2259315i hlnw wk12 PHONE NOW For a FREE in Home Quote SPRING SPECIALS 9737 0293 • SAVE UP TO $400 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS • SAVE UP TO $200 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS MASTER POOL BUILDERS AND RENOVATORS EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au The choice is Crystal... Th Th Thh Th Th Th h h The e e e e e e ech ch ch ch ch ch ch ch h c choi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e ce ce ce Appreciate quality? ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555 ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555 TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much less than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 w ww.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2186766i hlnw wk8
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