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Home Living : February 14th 2012
MB HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1 PET BEFORE THE CARPET CHOOSE FLOORING CAREFULLY Janita Singh Dogs and carpets are not a good combination. TOP TIPS When choosing floor coverings, keep in mind things such as maintenance requirements, especially if you have a family and pets or you don't have time to constantly clean and polish floors. Today many wooden floors are resistant to staining, scratching and other damage due to the new generation of sealants. Likewise, thanks to new technology, you can now find many non-marking and more durable carpets. Other options include picking a darker colour carpet to hide spills and stains. Other floor covers, such as tiles, are scratch resistant and very durable, making them a great investment. Polished concrete and tiles are also very low maintenance once sealed. They are easy to clean as well. TREADING THE BOARDS WE have a dog. We also have carpets. As many pet owners will tell you, there are times when these two don't go together very well. So after much debate a decision has been made -- the dog stays and the carpet goes, taking with it comfort and changing the feel and appeal of the house. Having a pet in the house can be one of the factors that will determine your choice of floor covering. If your preference is car- pet, you'll need something more heavy-duty and dur- able, stain-guard treated and perhaps in a colour similar to your pet's fur. There are several things that need to be considered when picking floor cover- ings. It will depend on your personal choice, visual appeal and feel, the size of the room and the amount of floor traffic in the area. There are other things, such as energy saving, cost and after-care to be taken into account. And, because flooring is a significant expense when furnishing, it is worth tak- ing the time to think it through thoroughly and research properly. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org CRAFT AND SEWING FUN Fresh and fun, the Sydney Craft and Sewing Show will transform Rosehill Gardens Racecourse into a craft lover's haven from March 8 to 11. BRIGHT EXTERIORS Bold and bright colours are the new hot choice for outdoor paint. Consider existing colours when choosing an exterior colour scheme. CHECK THE STAR RATING Most popular airconditioners are wall mounted reverse-cycle units. Check the star rating before buying -- the more stars the better it will perform. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2116783m 13/12 0 *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. Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms (OMEDALE 2OAD "!.+34/7. 0H 97961500 &AX WWW MIGHTYKITCHENS COM AU Z -ODERN $ESIGNS IN4ODAYkS (OME Z +ITCHENS "ATHROOMS Z &REE -EASURE AND 1UOTE Z 6ISIT /UR 3HOWROOM 2185257 7/2 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 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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