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Home Living : April 24th 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 play- date. 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 trad- itional 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. MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... 2116726 24/4 $3899 Save $631 SOLAR POWER System fully installed $1300 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S 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
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