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Home Living : January 31st 2012
MB HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1 Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com ENERGY EFFICIENCY Check energy efficiency with the star rating when buying airconditioners. The most popular models are wall- mounted, reverse-cycle units. TRENDY TERRACOTTA Terracotta tiles transform nature's most basic elements of earth and fire into a fire- resistant product that can reduce energy consumption. TIMELESS STONE Marble and limestone are the most popular stones for benchtops, flooring, vanity tops, staircases and feature walls. Stone has timeless style. COLOUR YOUR LIFE PAINT CAN CHANGE MOOD Janita Singh A fresh coat of paint can brighten up any room. BRUSH UP Painting is one of the cheapest way to upgrade any room. Painting can also be a daunting task if you do not do your homework properly. Think about colours, shades, surfaces, location and style of the dwelling. How dramatic do you want the changes to be? When painting outdoors, consider neighbouring buildings and borrow ideas from them. You want your home to look separate and individual without clashing with the neighbour's house. For indoor spaces consider the feel you want in each room. Collect lots of samples from paint shops and compare colours and shades. Many hardware shops have virtual computer programs giving you the option of bringing a picture of your house in and working out which colour suits it best. DECORATING A PAINTING job at home brought me to the realis- ation of how important colours are in our lives. A wrong shade of red in the entry area could be the difference in how visitors at your door see who you are. We are engulfed in colours every day. But have you ever stopped to think of how they work and the role they play in your life? Colours can stop you in your tracks, can make you hungry or prompt you to buy something and they have a huge impact on how you feel. This is the reason why it is so important when choos- ing colours for your home or buying that vibrant lamp or curtains for the room to think carefully. Each colour creates a different mood. You can paint frequently to update the appearance and feel of any room in the house. Warm colours are in the red, orange and yellow part of the spectrum. They speed up our perception of time and produce feelings that are warm, cosy, inviting and associated with excite- ment, warmth and happi- ness. Before embarking on any painting job or buying a new lamp shade, changing your curtains and blinds or adding a vibrantly different cushion, think what mood you want to create in that room. Your painted wall should work in harmony with everything around it. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. 27995 QUALITY BLIND PRICES WHACKED! SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au Best prices ever seen! FREE quotes ALL suburbs HOWZAT! A SMASHING... •VERTICALS •VENETIANS •ROMANS •ROLLERS •PANEL GLIDES •SHUTTERS •AWNINGS PHONE NOW FOR YOUR FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE. 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN 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 hlw wk40
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