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Home Living : February 17th 2009
2 HLF - Publication, 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 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE FOR A FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL 9894 1233 Automatic Opener Fr $450 2054205i hln wk10 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR DEAN Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c 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 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 Remove existing fittings, wall and floor tiles Supply and fix new wall lining or cement render. Waterproof wet areas Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m² $30per m² allowance Supply and install vanity valued $500.00 Supply and install bath valued $200.00 Supply and install taps valued $360.00 Supply and install toilet suite valued $450.00 Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up Full guarantee COMPLETED IN 8 DAYS GUARANTEED Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations $9695 (NSW) Pty. Ltd. Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c 2102951i hlnw wk22 www.masterbathrooms.net.au 20 Years Experience Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical -Tiling-Waterproofing
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