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Home Living : February 7th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1 WOODEN IT BE LOVELY UNDERFOOT Timber floors are a popular choice in Australian homes. GOING GREEN WITH the shift towards sustainable living, many homeowners are looking to use natural products in their home projects. In flooring, bamboo is gaining in popularity thanks to its durability and good looks. Bamboo is an excellent sustainable and renewable resource, making it a popular choice for environmentally- conscious customers. Although bamboo has been around for centuries, it has just recently caught the eye of homeowners here. Bamboo flooring comes in many grains and types and can be put together in a variety of patterns. The bottom line with this flooring is no matter what type you use, you're doing the environment a huge favour. Bamboo is moisture resistant and there is minimal expansion and contraction. FLOORING FINDING THE BEST OPTION Janita Singh HOMEOWNERS often look at ways to increase the value of their investment. One simple way is to make a statement right un- der your feet. Flooring is something we all take for granted but it can either make or break the look and feel of your house. The choice is a personal one and reflects the feel you want your home to project. In Australia, we love wooden floors. Apart from their good looks, wooden floors are long-lasting, dur- able and easy to clean. Tim- ber comes in different colours and grains to suit individual need. Many homes still have tile flooring and again, there are numerous varieties, colours and patterns. There are key things to consider with this flooring type. Proper care is import- ant to stretch the life of this flooring. Cleaning regu- larly, polishing and pre- venting scratching with the use of protective guards on the bottom of furniture will ensure your tile floors re- main in good condition. Carpets are also popular and give any home a warm and cosy feel. Choosing the right carpet for your home is a big decision, but when you get it right you can transform your home. Investing in the upkeep of your carpets will also make them last longer. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com FINE FITTINGS A MUST Don't forget finer details when renovating bathrooms. Fittings have a huge impact -- it's like choosing a piece of art that you can use at the same time. LAUNDRY SAVINGS Look at your laundry for ways to save on energy. Always run a full washing machine instead of several half loads. And if you can dry clothes on a line do so. WHEN RUST IS GOOD The rusty look is back. When choosing furniture, art or even painting a wall, think rust to complement shades of cream, white, beige and mushroom. ")''%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 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning kits • Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories AMMIT 2143006 17/1 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c
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