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Home Living : October 11th 2011
HLC-HOMELIVING:CENTRAL,Tuesday,October11,20111 Cut the bills and keep your cool The mercury is rising but your energy bill doesn’t have to if you prepare well for the warmer months. Ausgrid’s energy-efficiency expert Paul Myors suggests simple steps to stay cool without burning a hole in your pocket. A four-person household can cut up to 10 per cent off their electricity bill and up to one tonne of CO2 from household emissions, by proper planning. ❏ Ceiling insulation can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10C in summer and cut your cooling costs by up to 30 per cent. However, keeping the heat off your house in the first place is even better. ❏ Start by shading windows with external blinds, pergolas or even trees and plants. Each square metre of direct sun on or through windows can be like running a one-bar radiator in your home. ❏ Leave doors and windows on opposite sides of your home open to take advantage of natural breezes and make the most of cross ventilation. ❏ On milder summer days, consider using the fan rather than the airconditioner. By circulating air around the room, fans can make it feel around 3C cooler and they cost as little as $5 a year to run. ❏ More tips: www.ausgrid.com.au; follow Paul on Twitter @PMyors—Ausgrid HOMELIVING ●● Creating personal oasis JANITA SINGH New fragrances can transport you to an exotic destination. IT is no coincidence that home sellers at one time were advised to bake a pie or burn incense sticks and scented candles to attract potential buyers. Our sense of smell influences how we experience life and decisions we make. Whether it’s the aroma of toast and bacon or the scent of freshly mown grass, smells are an essential aspect of the way we enjoy the world around us. Filling a home with fragrance can mentally transport you to a special place and create your own personal oasis that can be changed to suit your mood. This is what the recent launching of Procter & Gamble’s (P&Gs) new range of destination-inspired, Ambi Pur Air Effects fragrances for homes aims to do. It ’s no longer a case of masking unpleasant odours. Today’s environmental fragrance products eliminate pesky smells and transport people to exotic locations. The three new fragrances – Ambi Pur Air Effects Thai Dragon Fruit, Ambi Pur Air Effects New Zealand Springs and Ambi Pur Air Effects Hawaiian Flowers – are inspired by exotic destinations that you can bring right into your home. By taking a few simple steps to change the fragrance of your home, you may find you have more energy and have a home that’s more inviting to live and play in. Ashfield 244 –246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 Minchinbury Shop 33, M Centre, 40 Sterling Rd 9675 6885 Roselands 1112 – 1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr. Stephenson St.) 4 Locations Come to us before you buy - Conditions apply Buy online www.bathroomcentre.com.au Aus. std Close coupled ceramic toilet. 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc From $150 RRP $256 Wall faced Aus std Soft closed seater. 4 star wells 4.5/3.0Ldfc From $329 RRP $480 Allura Luxury spa, 6 jets, hot pump Only $695 RRP $785 Laundry Tub Only $155 RRP $195 Leading brand toilet. Aus std Wells 4 star 4.5/3.0 Ldfc Only $99 RRP $148 High Gloss vanity 600mm Only $199 RRP $265 We have all sizes of vanities (from mini 510mm to 1800mm), single or double bowls, or custom made to meet your needs. Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From $39 RRP $65 Aus. std basin mixer Wels 5 star 6l/pm From $29 RRP $55 AUS.std square shower head Wels 3 star 7.5l/pm Only $95 RRP $280 Luxury free standing bath Tap not included Only $985 RRP $1455 Luxury Aus. std, square basin mixer Wells 5 star 6l/pm Only $89 RRP $280 Luxury Aus. std, square bath/shower mixer $95 RRP $260 Granville Shop 1/164-166 Parramatta Rd (cnr. Bold St) 9682 1662 MTV Bathroom Centre “Grand Opening Sale To Celebrate Our New Store In Granville! Good News for Parramatta Area!! Hurry! While stocks last!!” Top quality and unbeatable price 211565012/7FREEHOLIDAY InStyle Furniture 6-8 Wingate Rd. MULGRAVE/MCGRATHS HILL (Windsor) Phone 9679 1000 OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm Bring your trailer or we can arrange delivery. OVER 250 DIFFERENT STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM InStyle Furniture, quality hardwood furniture at pine prices 210153124/08 http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections . com.au Spend over $1000 at Instyle Furniture and receive an Australian Getaway Holiday TAKE HOME LAY BY AVAILABLE ‘ROSWELL’ AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD COFFEE TABLE (1280 x 750 x 450 high) Acacia Ironbark Stain Also available in Acacia Chocolate and Bunya Oak RRP $749 Our price $249 (Fully assembled) WHOLESALE Direct to the public NORFOLK BUFFET 1630mm Australian Hardwood Mountain Ash Oak Fully Assembled RRP $1349 Our Price $299 ‘BRISBANE’ AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD LOW TV UNIT (1930 x 520 x 640 high) Acacia Chocolate Stain Also available in Acacia Ironbark and Bunya Oak RRP $1160 Our price $389 (Fully assembled)
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