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Home Living : November 3rd 2009
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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. shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2208126i hlf wk19 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop 25% o sale now on 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au 2128785i hlc wk19 Beat the Summer Heat Qualified and helpful technicians Quality workmanship Guaranteed temperature control all year round Local award winning company Certified Daikin Dealer
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