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Home Living : December 7th 2010
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 HOMELIVING Follow our tips and before long you'll be sittin' pretty Summer and the festive season also mean warm weather and spending time outdoors. To make sure that time is pleasant and relaxing, the right outdoor furniture is part of the package. But before you rush out and purchase the perfect teak bench only to discover it turns your backside black-and-blue and won't fit through the gate, there are a few things you need to consider: 1. How much space do you have? If the area is small, don't choose outsize specimens. Take a tape measure when you shop to save finding out the furniture won't fit when it's there on your doorstep 2. Set a budget and stick to it. Furniture you can't afford won't make you happy 3. Take function into consideration. Do you need a table and chairs for outdoor dining, a comfortable lounger, a swing seat or all of the above? 4. How weather-proof is the furniture? If it's going to age out in the rain and full sun, it should be designed for that 5. How many people will you need to seat? You don't want to have half you guests roosting on upturned milk crates 6. Take maintenance into consideration. How much time are you prepared to devote and how much will be required? 7. Ensure furniture isn't too heavy, especially if you're going to be moving it around 8. Choose a colour that suits the rest of the decor, or play safe and go for neutrals, using colour in soft furnishings 9. Think comfort -- remember the cushions Call Kerry 0406 798 557 (anytime) Gold License No R80718 *Conditions Apply PAINTING? RESTORE CEILINGS? DECORATIVE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs A Ceilings & walls painted A Ceiling & wall expert A Old ceilings restored A 1st class work only A Work further than Aust. Standards A 40 years experience 2271750i 7/12 CALL NOW 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 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES 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 2058012i 7/12 CHRISTMAS STOCK NOW IN CUSTOM MADE CURTAINS • SOFT FURNISHINGS • FABRICS • HOMEWARES • FURNITURE OPEN 6 DAYS Ph: 9651 2745 5/286 New Line Rd, Dural (behind McDonalds) Exquisite selection of homewares and furniture So much more than a homeware store... SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C SPRING SPECIALS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172567i hln wk12 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 2271155i hln wk44 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
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