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Home Living : February 7th 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 3 BUILDING IT ALL STARTS ON THE FLOOR Floorplans influence design and size. CHOOSING an appropriate floorplan is an essential step to your building project. Consider your floor plan care- fully and think about what you really need. Larger homes will cost more to heat, cool and furnish. Good design can make smaller spaces appear bigger, and increase the comfort, as well as value, of your home. Choose a house plan that suits the size, shape and slope of your block. Build a home that's as large as you need. Any more will cost you more to build and maintain. Plan space efficiently. Do you need extra space or can you re- organise what you have? Face your living areas north to take advantage of winter sun. North-facing windows get sun for the longest part of the day in winter and are easy to shade in summer. Include windows or openings on more than one side of the living area for breezes. ENERGY EFFICIENCY GREEN RULE OF THUMB GREEN FEATURES LOWER LIVING COSTS Talking to experts first can save time and money. OFTEN the best time to con- sider ways to increase the en- ergy efficiency of your home is when you're building or reno- vating. This is an exciting time but it can also be complicated and stressful with all sorts of de- cisions to make. These include decisions about design, heating and cooling, insulation, outdoor areas and appliances. Your choices can not only improve your lifestyle and comfort but cut heating, cooling and water costs for years to come. Here we have some tips from LivingGreener.com.au: Planning ahead helps you avoid pitfalls and extra costs and ensure a better result; Speak to experts for advice. Money spent on design or en- ergy experts is likely to be repaid many times over; Learn from friends who have renovated; Look at magazines for ideas and inspiration; Talk to your council or gov- ernment department about building regulations; Clever positioning of your home on the block allows you to take advantage of winter sun and minimise summer heat. 7)$% 2!.'% /& "%$2//- $).).' 2//- ,)6).' 2//- &52.)452% 6 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 9609 7533 or 9609 7933 Check the latest designs on www.goldenwoodfurniture.com.au Visit our Factory Open 7 Days (off Newton Road) Goldenwood Furniture 2234845i 15/3 Australian Timbers Custom Made Factory direct at wholesale prices www.designarobe.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2248635 7/2 Showroom by appointment at Shop 1, 14 Cammeray Rd Cammeray ")''%2 3(/72//- o .%7 ,/#!4)/. o ./7 /0%. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES DIY Wardrobes Cut to size www.kingwardrobes.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service 2121323 17/01 New Years Sale 10% Off New Orders VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM opposite Greengate Hotel Killara Phone 9880 2885 Display 684 Pacific Hwy, Killara 2071 | www.totalbathrooms.com.au 2232939 20/09 n ,AMINATE n "AMBOO &LOATING &LOORS n 3OLID 4IMBER &LOORING n 0RICES &ROM SQM n 7E /FFER )NSTALLATION n &REE 5NDERLAY !ND $ELIVERY :%,%+3 049 ,4$ #HARD 2OAD "ROOKVALE 0H \ accentblinds.com.au Alexandria•Chatswood•Seven Hills Penrith•Newcastle % 30 Curtainsoff % 10 Shuttersoff Selected Range Only % 30Roller Blindsoff % 20 Awningsoff 13 19 For full terms & conditions visit the Accent website 13 Renovate your home with Up to 30% off New Year s Renovation Sale Specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Sydney wide Free no obligation measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.betaview.com.au 2176010i 1/3
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