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Home Living : September 15th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Call for a FREE me and quote 9631 48282098502i hlnw wk42 Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds Panel Glide Blinds Plantation Shutters RENOVATION DESIGN CONSTRUCTION BRINDABELLA BATHROOMS 1300 794 488 www.brindabellabathrooms.com.au kitchen & bathroom designers institute 2229936i hlf wk12 •Multi Award Winner HIA+KBDINSW& National Bathroom Awards 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 • Written schedule and project managed • Fully Licensed Builder • Family Business 2155474i hlnw wk40 Comprehensive Range Innovative Designs SHOWROOM: Cnr Hudson Avenue & Salisbury Road Castle Hill Call 9899 6466 www.creativehouse.com.au HOURS: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-3pm Sun & Mon by appointment KITCHENS&BATHROOMS Look no further... come to Creative House 2121461i hlnw wk12 SINCE 1984 • • • • • • • • PLYWOOD & PANEL SPECIALIST Local Call: 1300 138 771 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Pool Fences Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2160128i hlc wk35
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