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Home Living : September 9 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9 Home work boom HOMELIVING There is an increasing demand for home offices in renovations, according to Archicentre, the Australian Institute of Architects' building advisory service. Archicentre managing director Robert Caulfield says 15 years ago renovations incorporating a home office accounted for about 5 per cent of Archicentre design concepts. Now seven out of 10 design reports incorporate a home office or study area. An Archicentre report reveals some homeowners are moving to hotel-style master bedrooms with phone and computer connections and a small desk for a private working space during the day. ''This trend also reflects the number of people starting a new career from home or people wanting to supplement their income by working from home,'' he says. ''The trend is supported by many companies allowing staff to work from home, saving on office expenses and cutting transport costs. ''The rapid growth of the internet providing a cheap and sophisticated information service is one of the dominating factors for the boom in home offices.'' Mr Caulfield says anyone purchasing a property for a home office should clearly understand their requirements, including if the property can be used for the type of business they intend to conduct. Even the simple addition of a doorway to create a separate business entrance can cost several thousands of dollars if there is not an appropriate and easy place to access the building. Issues such as ventilation, light and space must also be considered. You also need to check with the local council in relation to planning requirements and an accountant for tax implications. Details: www.archicentre.com.au 1300 72 71 09 DECKS PERGOLAS BATHROOMS KITCHENS www.djbuilding.com.au FOR ALL YOUR & renovations additions Lic No: 135 759C 2187659i hln wk8 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2156445i hlnw wk1 KITCHENS&BATHROOMS Look no further... come to Creative House Comprehensive Range Innovative Designs Laminated Kitchen from $5,999 Polyurethane Kitchen from $6,999 SHOWROOM: Cnr Hudson Avenue & Salisbury Road Castle Hill Call 9899 6466 www.creativehouse.com.au HOURS: Mon to Sat 10am-4pm Sunday by appointment 2172527i hln wk9 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS THOMSON'S OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au POLYCARBONATE AWNINGS Translucent Carbolite Lets in light -- keeps out heat Up to 2.4m projection. No posts Suitable for windows -- doors -- patios 2349069i hln wk1 PHONE: 9980 7611 phone 1300 721 150 Concept Council Approval Construction bring the outdoors in extend out extend up showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.classichomeimprovements.com.au 2224398i hlnc wk11 Builders Licence No. 66902c cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006 Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored Best background in Australia Work further than Aust. Standards 35 years experience Call Kerry Kelaher Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2347879i hln wk01 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!)
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