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Home Living : March 23rd 2010
8 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Preparing for winter » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING This Easter is the ideal time to start preparing for the cooler months ahead. Here's a checklist to prepare your home and garden for the cooler months ahead. AROUND THE HOUSE: Store summer stuff. Wrap, pack and fold all summer clothing, shoes, bedding, bath, kitchen and decor items, then store them in heavy plastic containers with locking lids. Place the containers in your garage and you'll have more room in the house for your winter attire. Pest-proof your house. Take the time to thoroughly check the outside of your house for any areas that provide entry for rodents, small animals or other unwanted household pests. Insulate. Insulating will not only help to keep you and your family warm, but it will also save on heating bills. AROUND THE GARDEN: Install a gutter guard. This will prevent falling autumn leaves from getting stuck in your gutters and drains, increase the longevity of your gutters, and reduce cleaning time when spring arrives. Shape up your shed. As with any timber, it is vital that sheds, fences and outdoor furniture are treated to protect them against the elements. Tidy the leaves. Buy a leaf-blower to keep lawns and pathways clear of slippery leaves and twigs. A rake is a cheaper alternative. Love your lawn. Although grass appears to grow slower in the autumn, the roots grow deeper to prepare for winter. Fertilise and reseed your lawn. Save water. Autumn is a great time to install a water tank and collect water in the wetter months of the year. Details: See a Bunnings team member or visit bunnings.com.au Unit E18 -- 2A Victoria Ave Castle Hill FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Wireless Keypad Evercharge Battery built into the MT3850 • Ultra-quiet performance • Integrated battery backup GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Fr $600 Installed 9894 1233 2081057i hln wk39 SPECIAL -- FREE = BEST Automatic Door Opener TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much less than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 ww w.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2122417i hlf wk33 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) We are a family owned company providing clients with the personal care and assistance that you would expect. Come and visit one of Sydney's largest showrooms for more in-store specials 998 Victoria Road, West Ryde (cnr Station Street) www.bathroomeffect.com.au Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm Open 6 days Licence No. 144928C Ph 9809 0852 Specialising in bathroom renovations ... 2138371i hln wk39 WALL FACED SUITE • Contemporary Design • Smartflush® Suite 4.5/3 litre • WELS 4 star rating was $840 NOW $550 Less $50 cash-back from Caroma Weekly SPECIALS METHVEN Stamford Satinjet Rail Shower • Lifetime Warranty • WELS 3 star rating was $380 NOW $225 Also receive $200 cash-back from Water Board Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR SUMMER SPECIALS 2282858i hln wk24 built-in WARDROBES FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens and Splashbacks Now Available hln 2257444i wk5 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2150752i hln wk30 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 40 years experience Call Kerry Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2243200i hln wk38 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!)
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