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Home Living : March 27th 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1 Inside SPLASHBACK SPLENDOUR STYLE ON A SMALL BUDGET CARE ENOUGH -- MAKE A PLEDGE SPRING CLEAN FOR WINTER WARM UP MONTHS AHEAD Janita Singh Now is the time to make your home cosier for the colder months. SEASONAL TIPS The Building Design and Inspection Service of the Australian Institute of Architects, Archicentre, gives top autumn-winter tips: Make sure guttering is clear of any debris to stop any water backing up and flowing back into roof spaces or under the home. Install a gutter protection barrier. Ensure downpipes flow into the storm water drain or the rainwater-tank system, not under the home. Have the roof checked for broken tiles or slates, or loose iron and flashing leaks. Check roof entry points for internal heater flues. Ensure the flue and chimney are clear of soot and debris that could cause a fire. Check around the exterior and under the house for any excessive dampness or pooling water. CREATIVE IDEAS AS you're getting ready to rug up for winter, keep in mind that your home needs equal attention. This is the perfect time to give it a refreshing look for the cooler months ahead. In the cooler months we are all in a hurry to reach the warmth of our homes. When thinking warm, use your creative ideas to get started. Colour has a great influ- ence on people. It can evoke various emotions, including feeling warm or cool. Start on a painting pro- ject. It doesn't have to be big and may be as simple as painting a feature wall in a bold colour. Textiles are often the most significant element of a home's interior, so introducing new and differ- ent textures and colours will influence the overall look and feel. Think small changes, like pillows, curtains, table- cloths, rugs and throws. Thick curtains will protect you from the outside cold and create a warm and cosy atmosphere inside. If you care about the en- vironment, chances are you also try to conserve as much energy as possible. 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 Prestigious, Individual Designed And Built Homes Built To Suit Any Need www.binethomes.com.au Builders Licence No. 4443 ABN 26 000 519 719 50 years experience Excellent Value for Money • Great Resale Value • Multi Award Winning Builder Display home 10 Kambah Place West Pennant Hills Inspect: Wednesday & Friday 2:00pm -- 4:30pm. Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm -- 4:00pm Specialising in • New homes • Knock down & rebuild service • House & land packages • Duplex & dual occupancy developments • Full brick & brick veneer construction • In-law accommodation homes 2164454 20/3 BINET HOMES ph: 9868 3222 m: 0412 822 608 FREE QUOTE
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