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Home Living : February 21st 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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. 2044359 18/10 For a free measure and quote call 9631 4828 www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au • Plantation Shutters • Aluminium Shutters • Roller Blinds • Roman Blinds • Venetian Blinds • Panel Glide Blinds Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 ABSOLUTE 2203307 30/08 www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience Builders Lic. No. 208107C Original Charlwood Group Carports N Awnings N Pergolas Timber Decks N Screen Enclosures N Glass Rooms ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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