by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
If you can't see the tool bar please press F11
Home Living : February 3rd 2009
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 HOMELIVING Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist Sustainable on the inside Throughout the years we have all heard about sustainable building and design that has contributed enormously to lifestyle and how houses are built. We also understand the importance of trees, gardens and the environment and what we need to do to combat global warming. At last there are products available for interiors that have partial or 100 per cent sustainable elements. We are searching for natural products. Consumers are now starting to ask about packaging, contents of the product, its origin and benefits. They are also asking where it has been processed. There are amazing products from various companies that are taking the lead in the decorating field in regard to ecology. These include paints from Murobond that have natural derivatives from milk and are in the Natural Paint selection. The benefits with this are the renewable qualities and the health advantages from reduced VOC (volatile organic substances). The product does not contain any petrochemicals or heavy metals. Textile companies like Creation Baumann and Hemp Gallery are also now producing interior textile fabrics that have highly renewable and sustainable qualities. Hemp is anti-bacterial and seldom eaten by pests. Organic cotton bed linen is also is produced without the use of pesticide. Properly fitted window coverings installed over double glazed windows can reduce the average household heating bill by up to 10 per cent and reduce heat loss by up to 47 per cent. There is a remarkable new curtain track system which helps contribute towards this called EVO tracking. Details: John Eussen www.eussen.com.u To extend is the trend ADVERTISEMENT 2155510k WST FAMILIES SEEKING more space are choosing to extend their homes. Research has revealed three main reasons why families are seeking more space; 1. Children staying at home well into adulthood 2. Couples moving in with parents while saving for their future, and 3. Home owners wanting a better life style. Traditionally these scenarios resulted in a knock down-rebuild project or the traditional sell-purchase-relocate option, but now it seems that in today's day and age the trend is to extend. Extensions of today's era give home owners exciting flexibility in addressing the need for more space. This flexibility can been seen as one of the major driving forces which enables customised designs to be matched with available budgets. In many cases it has been found that older homes that are in need of improvement and more space have immediate equity that can fund a typical extension project. A well designed and constructed extension will solve the space issues, improve the quality of living and indeed have potential to add value to the property. Extending can mean; adding a room that opens up much needed space with materials that blend in with the existing house or, adding numerous rooms and additions to re-create the entire architectural style and feel of a home. Extending a home is a specialised building field and it's essential that home owners engage the right professional to safeguard their investment. Leading home improvement company 'Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements' is considered the market leader in this specialised industry. The company has completed over 5,000 jobs in their 13 years and received numerous awards from the Housing Industry Association. This company is unique, having the feel and values of a family business with an accent of corporate professionalism and success. Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements are equipped with 15 designers that provide an in-home service, they also have there own architectural planning department that specialise in council regulations, structural engineering and building certification. Their construction department have years of experience in adding value to homes and with their own carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers and brick layers everything is under complete control. Engaging a reputable company that offers a complete service will alleviate the complications that surround this type of building work. Families that are seeking more space should certainly consider an extension. If you've been thinking of expanding your living space and don't know where to start then now is the time to act. Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements are offering a free in-home consultation by one of their qualified designers who will take you through the 3 CCC's; that's Concept, Council approval and Construction. Call them today on 1300 721 150, visit their showroom at 152 Russell Street Emu Plains or see them online at www. classichomeimprovements.com.au ABSOLUTE Carports & Awnings Pitched Roofs Curved Roofs Timber Decks & Pergolas Screen Enclosures Glass Rooms 1300 552 330 Over 30 Years Experience The original industry leader in design, product & service Lic Number: 208107c Your Absolute Outdoor Specialist 2116815i hlnw wk29
January 27th 2009
February 10th 2009