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Home Living : March 20th 2012
Inside ENJOY LIFE IN A GREEN KITCHEN SMART WAYS TO RENOVATE HOME SHOWS SET TO DELIGHT MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1 CHALLENGES OF CABINETS CONTEMPORARY OR CLASSIC? Janita Singh Kitchen cabinets come in many designs and materials. BE CLEVER There are several clever ways to give your kitchen cabinets an updated look. Resurfacing: This involves removing the old surface and applying laminate veneers or a panel of your choice on existing cabinets. Refinishing One of the more affordable options, it involves repainting or re- staining cabinets, making it less expensive than replacing them. Strip the cabinet of its old finish by sanding or using a paint stripper. Then sand the cabinet, which helps remove minor imperfections. Finally, apply paint or stain. Refacing: This involves replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new ones. Elbow grease: Sometimes giving your old cabinets a good clean and replacing doors and handles is all it takes. KITCHENS EVERY homeowner putting together a new kitchen or remodelling their old one will be faced with the chal- lenge of choosing cabinets. With so many choices, where do you start? Kitchen cabinets come in many designs and ma- terials. But in general they fall in two categories -- con- temporary and classic. Remember to pick cabi- nets to complement the rest of the kitchen design. Work within your budget: Smaller budgets may mean choosing tried- and-true practical solutions over more expensive styles. Do measurements: It's important to get these right first time to avoid costly last-minute alterations. Deciding on a design: Your lifestyle will be an important factor. Big famil- ies will need lots of storage space. Factors like style, size and finish will need to be decided on. Finishing factor: Don't forget, kitchen cabi- nets are used many times a day and should operate smoothly. Look in maga- zines and shop around in specialised kitchen stores. Choose something that will suit your lifestyle. Generate Your Own Electricity and Save! INSTALL BEFORE JUNE 30TH TO QUALIFY FOR MAXIMUM GOVERNMENT REBATE $999* 1.5kw system (8 panels) 2kw system $1,999* (10 panels) for only 3kw system $3,999* (16 panels) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licensed Electricians Office: (02) 8677 4312 Mobile: 0421 806 328 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. Meter installation NOT included. Price quoted are after government rebate. 2060627 13/3 HIGH EFFICIENCY PANEL WITH 25 YEAR WARRANTY* WE'LL BEAT ANY LEGITIMATE QUOT E 5 BY% SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST CALL 1300 959 013 5kw system $7,499* (26 panels) for only 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
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