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Home Living : March 13th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1 IF YOU CAN STAND HEAT GET IN TO THE KITCHEN Janita Singh The kitchen is the most important room in the house. POSSIBILITIES Lack of space should not limit the big possibilities offered by a great kitchen. There are many clever ways to find somewhere to put everything you need and have lots of storage even if space is limited. In a small kitchen design, good storage means making the most of that tucked away space by using overhead space for cupboards, buying appliances which are small and compact and using smart colours to give a feeling of openness. Simple benchtops work best. And any designs which hide everything in cupboards and store things out of sight will make a small kitchen look much more spacious. Use all the space in the pantry. There are several options for internal cupboard storage, including drawers and shelves that slide out. KITCHENS A well-designed kitchen ma- kes life so much easier and raises the value of your home. If you're looking at re- modelling, renovating or simply putting in a whole new kitchen, it pays to do some research. Get the family in- volved: Ask every member what they would like in the kitchen, what their frus- trations are with the space and changes they would like to see. Money matters: Work- ing out a budget should be one of the first things you do. Do you have the skills to DIY or do you need pro- fessional help? Do you want to tackle the whole project at once or work in stages? Are you ready to recycle some existing materials and re-use or is this a complete knock-down and rebuild project? Determine design: Once you know how every- one feels, work out what will best suit the space you have allocated. Kitchens are as individual as people. There is a design out there to suit your needs and budget, from single wall designs to U-shapes and L-shapes. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org NEW COAT OF LIFE Fresh stain is the most cost effective and simple way to update your deck. Prepare by sanding cracked or splintered wood then scrub it clean. For a streak-free finish, stain in the direction of the boards. GET READY FOR WINTER Autumn means getting your garden in shape. Clean and sharpen tools, get the gloves out, trim trees and clear garden rubbish. Check and clean the swimming pool for the coming cooler months. NEW TREND IN HOME DESIGN Multi-purpose rooms are continuing to prove popular. Kitchen and dining is combined using high bench dining options, while living, study and play rooms are appearing in many combinations. 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 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 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 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
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