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Home Living : February 17th 2009
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, February 17, 2009 HOMELIVING Re-cover or replace? Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist It is often a dilemma whether to re- cover a favourite sofa or be tempted to buy a new one. It doesn't take a lot to spruce things up -- mainly time, some imagination and a budget that suits. When you are looking at re-covering a sofa or buying a new one consider the following issues: Cost of the new fabric Labour cost Fabric durability How often the sofa is used? Is it for high traffic areas? Is it mainly used by children? Is it a feature sofa that is mainly there to be looked and complement the decor? How strong is the sofa frame? Can you feel the framework through the fabric? Do the arms wobble? Do the legs need repair? Is the sofa sprung and does it need to be resprung? Are decorative cushions included in the cost? In some cases the cost of repair is going to overwhelm you so buying new could be the answer and more cost-effective. If the sofa has antique qualities or is an heirloom, and your budget allows you, then re-covering is probably your answer. Either way, do not be afraid to ask questions up front and compare cost with requirements. There are a number of very good Australian and overseas manufacturers, however, qualities should always be compared. Equally, there are very good re-upholstery businesses and price and quality should also be compared. A good upholsterer will always advise on whether an existing sofa is worth recovering, but make sure you discuss the above issues. Details: Visit www.eussen.com.au • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9785 1425e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2098762i hls wk22 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 creatingbetterliving Pavers with the aged appearance of stone Amber Stores NSW / ACT Phone 1300 362 241 Blacktown / Chatswood / Coffs Harbour / Fairy Meadow / Five Dock Fyshwick / Glenhaven / Gosford / Kellyville / Kingsford / Kotara / Liverpool Maitland / Mittagong / Mitchell / Penrith / Port Macquarie / Seaforth / Waitara / Yallah Traditional and stone-like in colour, yet contemporary in its 400x400 large format, these pavers are suitable around pools. Also available in bullnose. Now available in 3 contemporary colours, Cream, Mocha and Custard. stoneworks 20% off this weekend only! Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms Let us put the Heart & Soul in your House 97961500 Save up to 40% 2203226i hln wk02
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