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Home Living : November 3rd 2009
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1 HOMELIVING ............................................ INSIDE CURTAINS Affordable options HOME OFFICE Many benefits PRODUCTS See clearly 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. Leading brand toilets including SKEW PAN toilet HUGE CLEARANCE SALE KILLARA 684 Pacific Hwy (T Junction off Greengate Rd) 9880 2885 ASHFIELD 244-246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 ROSELANDS 1112-1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr Stephenson St) 9750 3488 MTV Bathroom Centre Hurry Up, Till Stocks Last! Come to us before you buy - Conditions Apply Heated Towel Rail From $299 5 Star Aussie Standard Sink Mixer Wels 5 Star, 6L/PM From $29 2262302i hlc wl19 High gloss Vanity from $199 Millions of $$ stocks on the floor, come see our bargains! • OPENING ROOFS • PERGOLAS • CARPORTS • DECKS Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants 1300 361 390 Visit our Showroom 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills www.pergolaland.com.au CALL NOW and have it COMPLETED BEFORE CHRISTMAS MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIAT ION AUSTRALIA NEW S OUTH WALES LIBERTYPROCESS STABIL ITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 HIA Builders Lic. 93536c MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER MEMBER Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2118653i hln wk31 Lic. 137155c
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