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Home Living : October 16th 2012
THE GREAT OUTDOORS ARCHICENTRE NSW General Manager Ian Agnew says one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing liveable areas is by extending into the back garden with a deck linking indoor and outdoor spaces. ''This is often done using sliding or folding doors, clear or translucent roofing or light and an energy-efficient design,'' he says. ''A complementary style of flooring creates the illusion of seamlessness.'' ''Leafy pergolas can also pro- vide sun protection and help lower electricity costs by cut- ting the use of air conditioners, one of the main contributors of high energy costs.'' ''Some green rooms are quite extensive, with outdoor kitchens incorporating a barbe- cue for entertaining in the outdoor-indoor environment." HOME ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ROOM TREND A PLACE TO SPEND MORE TIME OUTSIDE Green rooms are a new trend in home design as more people are using their homes for entertainment. Janita Singh WITH busy lifestyles and finan- cial pressures, more home- owners are looking at entertain- ment at home. This has given rise to creating a green room sanctuary in their natural surroundings. Current trends are seeing a rise in the value of gardens and courtyards as areas for social activity and relaxation. Archicentre, the building de- sign, inspection and advice ser- vice of the Australian Institute of Architects, says green rooms are the latest craze among home renovators and a sensible one given most people are pushed to spend more time at home. Archicentre NSW general manager Ian Agnew says cre- ating a successful green room depends on good design, costing the project carefully and ensur- ing it's built to specification using quality material. ''The current cost of living pressures, including rising energy prices, provides a cata- lyst for families to look at maximising their home for entertainment and leisure," Mr Agnew says. Mr Agnew said with good design, a green room can add value to the home. For details visit archicentre.com.au. ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 DID YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL DRAIN YOUR WALLET? CALL VICTOR FOR A FREE QUOTE 02 9709 4972 0470 155 121 # 2OOKWOOD 2D 9!'//.! WWW SPACESOLAR COM AU INFO SPACESOLAR COM AU 7!.4 4/ 3!6% 50 4/ 0%2 9%!2 /. 9/52 %,%#42)#)49 2107643 25/9 1/28 Smith Street Chatswood (opp Bunnings) | p 9417 8283 | e firstname.lastname@example.org www.jcbathrooms.com.au Open 7 Days Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm Crystal Star Basin Mixer, 5 year warranty only $90 APOLLO Slim Rain Shower, 200mm solid brass with chrome finish ONLY $95 FOWLER Newport Wall Faced Cube Toilet Suite RRP $649 ONLY $529 SUPER DEEP CUBE KITCHEN SINK, undermount or drop in, 1.2mm thickness 900x440x220mm ONLY $450 ystal Wall Shower/ Bath Mixer, 5 year warranty ONLY $70 ONLY $340 with ceramic Top, Onyx & stone top are also available. 00mm ONLY $270 50mm ONLY $290 00mm ONLY $490 500mm ONLY $850 SERENE WALL HUNG VANITY, 900mm NOVA IN WALL Toilet Suite $600 (includes pan, in wall cistern & chrome button) CRAZY DEAL LUCINDA Wall Faced Toilet Suite, Easy clean ceramic, Quick release soft close seat WAS $490 ONLY $299 Frameless Square Shower Screen, 10mm toughened glass, 900x900mm $760 $520 Unbeatable prices guaranteed CLASSIC SHOWER TAP SET ONLY $40 STAINLESS STEEL LAUNDRY TUB 45L or 35L $150 HUGE RANGE OF BATHROOM ACCESSORIES FROM $17 FREE STANDING BATH, 1715x740x735mm ONLY $950 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
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