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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. BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER Metro Showere & Wardrobes 1/46-48 Jedda Rd, Prestons 9608 2444 0417 788 994 $629Fully Installed Built in wardrobe is 180mm wide x 2400mm high and includes 2x mirror sliding doors, built in shelving, double and single hanging. Showerscreen is 900w x 900w x 1850 high includes front and side panel white or silver with clear safety glass. BUILT IN WARDROBE SHOWERSCREEN $459Fully Installed 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 2161469 2/10 + Leak-proof, seamless one-piece flashing. + Installed in less than 30 minutes. + Choice of two models + Stainless steel mounting screws. + No costly electrical hook-ups because it's solar powered. + Whisper-quiet brushless motor. CALL 131619 FREE INSTALLATION!* Unit 210, 354 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood www.uniquedaylighting.com.au Unit 4A, 5 Wenban Place, Wetherill Park www.daylight-designs.com.au Remove roof space hot air with no running costs. *Offer applies to products installed or ordered in Sydney Metro before 14/12/2012. Free installation applies to Solar Star Roof Fan only. T&C standard installs only. Not available with any other promotion. #Refer to Manufacturer's Statement Bulletin #MS4-V2--2011 November. S2404AW RM1200 model = 10+ RM1600 model = 15+ 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 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
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