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Home Living : February 21st 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1 Inside CHARACTER AND CHARM OF TIMBER HOUSEHOLD GOODS DODGY START NEW, GET IT RIGHT ECO FLOORING NO MEAN FEET Janita Singh Recycled timber, even used outdoors, can enhance and add value to your home renovation. THINK AHEAD Planning your next flooring project can save you time and money. New technology means you can even do the flooring yourself, but getting basic information is the secret to success. Decide what type of flooring suits your lifestyle and budget. Estimate the cost of materials. If doing the job yourself, labour costs can be kept to a minimum. Talk to floor experts and get some tips. Read and collect information from relevant books and magazines. Before walking into a hardware shop, measure the room. This way you can get some idea of basic costs. Many hardware shops offer online calculators. Find out about after-care and if products come with warranty. ENVIRO-FRIENDLY RENOVATION TURNING OLD INTO NEW WITH so much talk about saving the environment, it makes sense to think green with home projects. One way to update your home is doing the floors, and with the green theme in mind, look at environmen- tally friendly ways to do it. There is a great range of flooring material that can be classified as eco-friendly, such as bamboo. It is durable, easily grown, renewable and re- quires very little pesticide to grow, making it a perfect choice if you want to do your environment a favour. Many people are also opt- ing for recycled material --- remember, someone's trash can be your treasure. Using recycled building material saves the environ- ment and a pile of money. Check hardware stores and sales on used flooring. Floorboards are com- monly recycled and good quality means longer life. Older recovered wood has aged characteristics and when polished and put in a pattern, it has great appeal. Similarly carpets in good condition can be reclaimed from office buildings and used to make affordable domestic floor coverings. Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 Solid timber maple French Doors Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 Home Improvement 2247034i 12/4 Generate Your Own Electricity and Save! SPECIAL OFFER FOR FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS ONLY $999* 1.5kw system with 2kw inverter (8 panels) 2kw system $1,999* (10 panels) for only 3kw system $4,499* (16 panels) for only 5kw system $8,499* (26 panels) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licenced Electricians CALL 1300 959 013 Office: (02) 8840 9793 Mobile: 0421 806 328 email@example.com www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. Meter installation NOT included. FREE UPGRADE TO 2KW INVERTER WITH 1.5KW SYSTEM* 2222926 10/02 HIGH EFFICIENCY PANEL WITH 25 YEAR WARRANTY* WE'LL BEAT ANY LEGITIMATE QUOT E 5 BY% SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST
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