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Home Living : November 11th 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5 Everyone needs some space HOMELIVING Large single-home blocks are being snapped up for medium-density redevelopments, Housing Industry Association NSW executive director Graham Wolfe says. Mr Wolfe drew attention to a recent $2.16 million sale of a dilapidated cottage on a large inner-city block which is likely be developed into three townhouses. ''There's nothing unusual in this. It is happening in cities all around Australia as the market turns towards medium- density living,'' he says. Mr Wolfe said this was due to a variety of reasons -- smaller families or no families at all, no time to tend gardens, and less financial outlay. ''Even so, most people still crave a little outdoor area in which to soak up the sunshine,'' he says ''And with space at an absolute premium, the patio garden is often the answer.'' But beware, a poorly-designed patio can be gloomy and untidy, Mr Wolfe warns. ''Orientation is important. Maybe you will want the sun in the morning for summer breakfasts and by the time you get back in the evening you will welcome the fact it is in shade, but will this do for other seasons? ''Size is another significant issue. Many patios are too small for comfort. Use all the space at your disposal and plan carefully. If it can't accommodate a table and a couple of chairs comfortably then the patio is too small. ''Once you have established you have sufficient space . . . you can think of adornments, such as discreet flower beds or plants in pots.'' Find an HIA professional to help at tradebuild.com.au Mona Vale 74-78 Darley Street 9979 3246 Drummoyne 150-158 Victoria Road 9719 9231 2262572im 4/11 Wk20 ll We can also recover YOUR cushions! • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains Summer Sale Call us for a FREE measure, quote and advice ph 9938 4377 *Special offer ends 31 January 2009 AWNINGS *FREE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Applies to ALL Remote operated Motorised Awnings. Newly Updated Showroom / Factory 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new kitchen finishes and designs. We need clients with homes to "show them off ". W We will need to take photographs of your new W kitchen for our brochure when installed. (It's cheaper than building a photographic set . . . and always looks better in a real home). For this we offer a HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Strictly first come first served. Call 1800 826 144 now (24 hrs) for more info. www.kitcheners.com.au Display Kitchens Wanted! 70% of normal prices 2257722i hln w20 stylish couple sensational price only $1999* 2 + 3 seat sofa package Aldo. Now you can afford to live everyday in style. Belrose Belrose Homemakers Supa Centa. Cnr Mona Vale Rd & Forest Way. Ph: 9450 0221 Crows Nest 400 Pacific Hwy. Ph: 9436 3466 Balgowlah 247 Condamine St. Ph: 9948 0238 *Price valid when you purchase a selected 2 seat sofa and matching 3 seat sofa from the Aldo range, in a single transaction until 24/12/08 (in NSW) or while stocks last. Does not include Soil Shield treatment. Furniture, homewares & accessories displayed other than specified item in the description are not included in the price. Available for standard leather and colours only. Not all stock available at all times. Not all stock displayed in all stores. See instore for details. †Order on or before 30/11/08 and Freedom will endeavour to deliver the Aldo 3 seat sofa and matching 2 seat sofa featured in this advertisement on or before 24/12/08. Due to unforeseen circumstances or excess demand there may be instances where delivery before 24/12/08 is not possible. Not available in conjunction with any other promotional offer or Gift Registry. Due to popularity or interruption of supply, some items may become unavailable or out of stock. Standard Freedom delivery fees apply. Offer is available for normal retail quantities only. order now for christmas†
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