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Home Living : March 27th 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1 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. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org SPLASHBACK TO THE FUTURE The splashback is major part of a kitchen, not only to protect the wall but also as a decorative feature. And don't forget regular maintenance. WE'RE MAKING THE LIVING EASY Low-maintenance is what we're looking for in new homes, with open-plan rooms, paved courtyards and drought- resistant plants. THE BATH IS AS BIG AS THE BED Today's top bathrooms are large, extravagant and spacious areas, often as big as a bedroom and providing a place to unwind and relax. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: WEST 60% OFF* UP TO HOP INTO EASTER WITH 29099 • VERTICALS • VENETIANS • ROMANS • ROLLERS • PANEL GLIDES • SHUTTERS • AWNINGS PHONE NOW FOR YOUR FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) FREE quotes ALL suburbs Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ 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 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 #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2181890 20/3 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size
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