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Home Living : February 28th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1 QUALITY CAN SAVE ENERGY CHOOSE TO SUIT LIFESTYLE Janita Singh Carpets help retain warmth in a room and make a great floor covering for children. MAINTENANCE If it vacuums up then it ain't dirty, is usually how carpet owners think. But what most don't know is the industry recommends that carpets should be cleaned at least once every year. It's worth every cent having your carpet professionally cleaned. You may be able to negotiate a price with a carpet company if you use them regularly. There is a wide range of DIY professional carpet care products that can also help. Carpets need to be regularly vacuumed, especially in areas of heavy traffic. Spills are part of every carpet. Carefully blot up any spill but do not rub. There are many products available that can be applied straight to the spill and won't stain. Work from the outside inwards to avoid the spill or stain spreading out. CARPETS PICKING floor coverings is a personal choice. Your lifestyle and cost will be two major driving forces. The debate over which is best -- carpet or hard floor- ing -- has been going on for many years. In Australia, while many love timber flooring, just as many still opt for carpets to project that cosy feel for their homes. Carpets make sense for countries that have cooler climates. The benefits de- rived from selecting good quality carpets in any type of application are manifold. These include sound insu- lation, energy savings, comfort underfoot, a safe, non-slip floor and easy in- stallation and cleaning of many of the contemporary varieties. Today's new range also gives consumers great flexibility on design and quality. Carpets can also help re- tain warmth in a room. They have low heat conduc- tion and are natural ther- mal insulators, creating a heat barrier. Go to your hardware or carpet store and give them as much information as possible to pick one that suits your lifestyle. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org REDUCE HEAT AND GLARE Toned glass windows are a simple way to reducing the amount of heat and glare entering your home, while maintaining your views. GREEN EDUCATION Our Home Our Planet program is an educational initiative providing people with simple and practical ways to reduce energy consumption at home. PAINT WITH ATTITUDE Autumn paints are about different attitudes. Easy neutral colours, restful violets, warm oranges and reds are all making their mark. 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 *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. y p y y ver 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service ")''%2 3(/72//- o .%7 ,/#!4)/. o ./7 /0%. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2081476 31/1 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size
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