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Home Living : December 15th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 The light show HOMELIVING Designing ways John Eussen Homewares and design specialist Christmas is well and truly upon us and the kids are already dragging out the lights from last year, insisting they be put up before the neighbours do theirs. The pain of testing lights and replacing light bulbs that never work a second time happens year after year. Do yourself a favour this year, spend a little extra on LED lights and you won't have the problem of one light goingand the rest following. The great thingabout LED is thatifone light blows it doesn't stop the others from working. This will end up being more cost-effective and eliminate throwing out lights each year. And with the latest LED most lengths can be joined so you need fewer outlets. Don't use broken ladders or try to place lights near overhead wires. If you insist on usinggutteringassupport use appropriate clips. Make sure the ladder extends and is steady. You don't want to spend Christmasinhospital. So spend the extra dollar and, as they say, less is more. Treat the decorating outside as you would inside. Be creative and, if you have a coastal cottage, use a beach theme. If it is heritage, go traditional. Think about colour, balance and theme and you'll surely win the street award this year. For genuine bargains and that extra string of lights that will make all the difference, don't underestimate last- minute shoppingas most Christmas accessories are marked down two to three days before the big day. Have a safe and happy Christmas. eusson.com.au 2073461i hln wk25 M.I. PLASTERBOARD SUPPLIERS • Boral Plasterboard • Insulation • James Hardie Fibre Cement Products • Rondo Steel Stud & Ceiling Systems • Unitex Lightweight Cladding & Textures • Timber Flooring• Tools • Fasteners • Decorative Cornice • Ceiling Tiles • Fixing Compounds & More LININGS SALES 9417 8966 2A McCabe Place, Chatswood NSW 2067 PHONE: 9417 8966 PLASTERBOARD SALES - SYDNEY WIDE R3.5 GLASSWOOL NOW IN STOCK 2027242i hln wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au 9410 3363 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS Visit our Showroom 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants 1300 361 390 www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 email@example.com Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2122435i hln wk25 Custom Made Built In Wardrobes FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices 724 Pittwater Rd, BROOKVALE Ph: 9905 9055 800 Parramatta Rd, LEICHHARDT Ph: 9560 3780 Unit 1/103 Vanessa St, KINGSGROVE Ph: 9150 7760 www.uniqueteak.com.au 2157066K wk23 FREE DELIVERY (Metropolitan Area) Indoors! Unique Teak Australia's LARGEST Range! Outdoors! Authorised Dealer 9439 1222 www.ajaxlocksmiths.com.au Shop 2, 136-146 Willoughby Rd CROWS NEST SAME DAY SERVICE SERVING THE NORTH SHORE SINCE 1991 EXTRA PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 2269754i hln wk22 HUGE RANGE OF QUALITY DOOR HARDWARE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hln wk40
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