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Home Living : November 3rd 2009
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1 HOMELIVING ............................................ INSIDE HOME OFFICE Many benefits SOLAR SWITCH An essential guide OUTDOOR CLEANING Handy hints Window dressing By Pauline Priest Window dressing Hanging material at windows to ward off the heat and cold started when people began to build houses. But fabric was expensive and only the rich used it as curtains. The rise of the textile trade drove prices down, making fabric curtains available to most people. When the glass industry came, houses started to be fitted with glass, requiring fabric curtains or window blinds to protect from heat and drafts and add privacy. In 1902, the sheet glass drawing machine allowed the mass production of glass for windows. This inspired fabric manufacturers to increase production and lower prices. When China opened up to international markets, fabric production shifted to Asia, with its large labour force and low wages. This made fabric even cheaper. As technology grows there is now a wealth of options for windows, from film on the glass to blinds and shutters. And curtains remain a popular choice. Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms 97961500 2194789i hlc wk9 Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor addition Patios, decks & pergolas Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved applicants WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Suite 1 72A, Great North Road, Five Dock 8753 0856 PTY LTD HOME RENOVATION SPECIALISTS A.B.N. 66 132 232 529 Lic. 208460c 2135821i hln wk11 INSULATE YOUR HOME FOR FREE TO THE VALUE OF $1600.00 • 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
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