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Home Living : April 24th 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1 Inside ZEST, SCORE AND GARNISH STYLISH STONE MAKES A HOME COOLING WAYS WITH WHITE CUBBYHOUSE COMES OF AGE NEW DESIGNS DELIGHT KIDS Susan Redman Last year's winning cubbyhouse had bold green stripes and an airy interior. MINI MANSION Combine a little craft skill and patience to make this disposable cubby for small homeowners. What you need Large cardboard box or two, Stanley knife, tape, extra box for spare pieces of card, textas Method Secure box openings on three sides with tape, leaving one set of flaps for a pitched roof, then cut out a couple of windows and a door. Use the extra pieces of flat cardboard to fashion the pitched roof -- chimney optional. Get kids to decorate the outside with textas. Allow them to drag cushions and bedding inside the cubby to make a cosy room. Serve some baked goodies to your child and friends, real or imaginary. OUTSIDE FUN IF your child is a junior architect in the making or a pint-sized interior designer who loves a colourwheel over a tricycle, a cubby- house will make them squeal with delight. A plastic playhouse from Bunnings will keep most little kids happy, even a teepee or tent can offer hours of imaginative fun, but a larger wooden cubby is just the place for a playd- ate. To add interest to these tiny-town buildings, many come with extras, such as climbing frames and slides, but all are pretty standard fare designed in the tra- ditional country cabin style. Cubbyhouses, some say, are in need of a makeover. At the recent Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the cutest cubbies in Australia went on show for Kids Under- cover, a competition to raise funds for homeless kids. Last year's winner, Open House, was designed by Nix- on Tulloch Fortey Architec- ture. It had a traditional timber-clad shape, green stripes and airy interior. This year, the winning entry called the Bird's Nest was constructed entirely from twigs. HIGH QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE SYSTEM * GERMAN INVERTER SMA OR DELTA * 250 WATT HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLAR PANELS 1.5KW SYSTEM $1399* with 1.7kw SMA Inverter or 2.5kw Delta Inverter 2.00kw system $2,499* (2.5kw Delta Inverter) for only 3.00kw system $4,499* (3.00kw Delta Inverter) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licensed Electricians Office: (02) 8677 4312 Mobile: 0421 806 328 email@example.com www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. Meter installation NOT included SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST CALL 1300 959 013 5.00kw system $7,999* (5kw Delta Inverter) for only SOLAR PANELS WITH 30 YEAR WARRANTY* DELTA INVERTER WITH 10 YEAR WARRANTY* 2059059 13/3 2258463 25/10 Turn your dreams into reality Rodney Binet 0412 822 608 Ann Chen 0404 888 198 2IÀFH 9868 3222 www.binethomes.com.au 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY GREAT RESALE VALUE MULTI AWARD WINNING BUILDER Love where you live, but need a new home? SPECIALISING IN Z New homes Z .QRFN GRZQ UHEXLOG VHUYLFH Z +RXVH ODQG SDFNDJHV Z 'XSOH[ GXDO RFFXSDQF\ GHYHORSPHQWV Z )XOO EULFN EULFN YHQHHU FRQVWUXFWLRQ Z ,Q ODZ DFFRPPRGDWLRQ KRPHV FREE QUOTE Display Home .DPEDK 3ODFH :HVW 3HQQDQW +LOOV Inspection Times :HGQHVGD\ )ULGD\ SP _ 6DWXUGD\ 6XQGD\ SP
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