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Home Living : May 19th 2009
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 HOMELIVING Drawing the line Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist The past five years have seen a trend towards minimal design and decorating. This has led to an increase in the need for internalheatingand airconditioning due to windows without window treatments or, instead, blinds that offer little insulation . Timber floorboards or tiled floor surfaces should also be factored in. As well as a drain on energy, this also creates an imbalance in acoustic levels. There now is a trend to add softer features to the home, as well as accessorising with colour. Window coveringscan now be seen in a combination of blinds and curtains. There have also been innovations in pelmets and tracking systems that offer insulation. A 1C fall in temperature in the house can add up to 10 per cent to the averageheating bill. Conversely, an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling. Proper window coverings such as fully- lined curtains can preserve up to 20 per cent of totalheat. Closely-fitted, lined curtains with a pelmet are an effective wayof protecting windows from heat loss at night, they also provide extraprotection in summer. Much of the heat gained or lost in the home is through windows and doors. The glass type, frame construction, window system and its airtightness all affect the home's performance. For more information, visit www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome Details: www.eussen.com.au • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2137083i hlw wk40 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
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