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Home Living : September 15th 2009
............................................... HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3 Skylights ideal for older homes RENOVATING an older house can be a balance of retaining the original charm of the building and incorporating a modern approach by using space and light. It is possible to achieve this balance using modern techniques, such as skylights, to bring natural light into an older home. Tony Campanella bought his 1940s bungalow 16 years ago and has gradually renovated and adapted it to suit his family. Typical of the period, the house had little natural light, which Mr Campanella overcame by installing five Skydome skylights. ''I installed large skylights in the kitchen and living areas to bring in more natural light. We put another one in an enclosed side walkway and also a vented skylight in the main bathroom to improve light and airflow. We also converted the attic into a bedroom and installed a Skywindow. Skydome managing director Michael Bonello said even though skylights were a relatively modern building technology, they could still blend in with older architectural styles. ''Using decorative finishes and diffusers, it is possible to match a skylight to an older-style home. Our Renaissance series has been popular with owners of older-style houses as it has a design that tends to suit both modern and older homes,'' he said. Visit skydome.com.au or call 131 424. HOMELIVING Cool covering » ADVERTISING FEATURE Awnings protect a home from heat and cold, and, with 19 years in the business, Carbolite can manufacture a poly- carbonate awning to suit most areas. Carbolite managing director David Everett says the polycarbonate awnings are ideal for windows, patios, carports and other areas that need an awning. Awnings are available in DIY kits with all instructions and plans, or specialised installers will quote on-site for those who would prefer the professional approach. Mr Everett says polycarbonate has many great properties. ''It allows light to enter the house yet keeps out the heat, it is fully waterproof and doesn't crack or fade, and is an ideal lightweight alternative to glass,'' he said. ''The polycarbonate is sourced using GE (General Electric) and Bayer resin, an extremely reliable product.'' All frames for the polycarbonate are powdercoated using aluminium. While window awnings are perfect for covering doors and windows and letting in light, patios can be covered in solar- protected sheets to reduce heat. Contact Got You Covered Awnings' licensed installer Frank Ena for an obligation-free quote on 9628 5920. NOW OFFERING 6 MONTHS INTEREST FREE OPEN 7 DAYS Showrooms: 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au 4/15 McPherson Rd, Smeaton Grange 577 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 11 Eddie Rd, Minchinbury FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2090254i hlc wk9 Home Living gives you the opportunity to maximise your advertising dollar through placement in a selection of local newspapers that will most effectively reach your market - which means more potential leads and sales opportunites for your business. Extend your reach with cost-effective campaigns, contact your Home Living Advertising Consultant on 9689 5395. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) Reach renovators and decorators. • 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 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST Display Kitchens Wanted!!! 70% of normal prices Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for more info or visit www.kitcheners.com.au HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Please supply more info Please send e-book Book free design & quote Name Phone Email Suburb Free Post: Kitcheners Kitchens PO Box 7044, Alexandria, NSW 2015 SZ70 Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM splashbacks, stone benchtops and trade works). 10% deposit required at time of appointment. Offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offer.
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