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Home Living : September 15th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Dress your floors HOMELIVING Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist There is nothing like the extreme rangeof temperatures in recent months to make you appreciate the comfort of carpet, rugs or soft floor coverings. When choosing flooring it is important to consider the foot traffic asthat will influence the colour and typeofpile or structure of the weave. High-traffic areas should have scatter mats to protect the main floor covering. Stick to neutral colour and patterns, and allow rugstohelp create the feature. This way you can adapt your decor without having expensive makeovers whenever you feel like a change. A combination of soft and hard floor surfaces canbalance out any home interior and, if the budget allows, underfloor heating is a luxury for bathroom tiles and tiled rumpus areas where you require quick clean-upafter child or teenage activities. There are many eco-choices available too, such as sisal, which is derived from the agave plant, is antic-static and non- allergenic and therefore ideal for the home office. There are also rugs and carpets with low VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels or bamboo floorboards. Whitewash is ideal for the coastal look, and dark stains remain popular for floorboards reliving the colonial look. With mostly hard surfaces, consider noise levels and insulation factors that will require balancing. If this becomes too difficult, consider professional advice. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DECORATE YOUR HOME LIFESTYLE & DECOR by design CreativeCurtains FREE CONSULTATION! Excellence in all Interior Window/Door treatments Abbey Kitchen Designs Pty Ltd 29/7 Carrington Road, Castle Hill 9894 0944 KCHENS K K Lic 71070C Award Winning K K Quality Custom-Built 30 Years Experience SHOWROOM OPEN SIX DAYS K 2127710i hln wk12 SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED CREATE THE LOOK FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE NATURAL STONE - BEST PRICES IN SYDNEY MARBLE | TRAVERTINE | BLUSTONE | SANDSTONE | STACKSTONE $85/sqm incl GST $55/sqm inlc GST $65/sqm incl GST $59/sqm incl GST $59/sqm incl GST MOBILE SHOWROOM - WE COME TO YOU call us to make an appointment OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE ON INSTALLATION UNIT 5, 743-745 THE HORSLEY DR, SMITHFIELD Ph: 9729 2532 www.dalskistone.com STONE 2189748im 22/4 W43 Over 25 years in business gives you experience and expertise » FREE Advice, Measure & Quote » Latest Range of Quality Shutters, Timber Venetians & Roller Blinds BLIND & SHUTTER SOLUTION CENTRES Ph. 9958 8222 1300 13 30 82 www.timbershades.com.au SYDNEY WIDE SERVICE TIMBERSHADES PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2155568i hln wk9 SINCE 1984 • • • • • • • • 43 Orchard Rd, Brookvale PLY W OOD & PANEL SPECIALIST Local Call: 1300 138 771 9938 6333 2027242i hln wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au 9410 3363
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