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Home Living : September 23 2008
HLF - Publication, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7 Finishing off the windows Write to Ask The Experts about individual problems in the home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or fax Ask The Experts 9689 5399. HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS Renee Wilson is pleased with her new sunroom extension but wants to furnish its large windows, what are the options? Instyle Blinds and Shutters representative Doug Temmo says there are several possible solutions for the new room. ''First I would ask what furnishings the other windows in the house have. If the new room is adjacent to the older rooms, maybe the older windows need some attention. We can match to suit, this will ensure that the new extension doesn't look like an add-on.'' This is something I hadn't considered and is very relevant in this case as the sunroom runs off other rooms. Thinking about it, I would like to match and update them all. Sunrooms lend themselves nicely to rollerblinds, which are a mid-priced furnishing. Plantation shutters would also suit this room, but they are a little more expensive. It depends on your budget and the look you want. What do the roller blinds look like? They work very well, keeping light and heat out of the room, and are translucent. You can add a pelmet over the blinds, finished in aluminium or fabric to match. One of the rooms nearby is the kitchen. If I chose the shutters, wouldn't the steam damage them? The shutters are made from different materials for different pricepoints and different areas -- we even make one for the bathroom. This steam-area blind has an artwood timber core with PVC coating, so the timber won't swell or warp. It is a stable product for wet areas and would be ideal for the kitchen. All our shutters have been hardened and the almost- scratchproof timber is UV-stabilised to slow the fading process. Basswood is another common timber for shutters. It can be painted or stained in desirable colours. There is not a lot of grain in basswood, which is good for smooth painted finishes. Something very similar is phoenix wood, again a common timber with a little more grain -- ideal for the stained look. And then there is the classic western red cedar, a very popular natural-look timber. I would like to see some samples in the room, is that at all possible? We operate a mobile service and have many samples of blinds and panels of shutters and colour swatches. We find customers prefer this way of shopping for window furnishings, as they can see and compare the different products in their own home against their window. Instyle Blinds and Shutters also stocks external shutters, either western red cedar or aluminium ideal for balconies, and these are the same design as plantation shutters. There are also venetians, panel gliders, roman blinds and aluminium venetian blinds. Details: Instyle Blinds and Shutters call 9631 4828 or visit www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Are you thinking of renovating your kitchen? $1OOO off appliances when you order your new kitchen before October 31, 2008 See your new kitchen drawn on our computer We can do everything... Plumbing Electrical Wall tiling Home Owners Warranty/ Insurance 365 Blaxland Rd (opposite Anzac Ave), Ryde NSW 2112 Call now for a free quote on 9807 3766 BLAXLAND RD ANZAC AVE BEATTIE AVE RICKARD ST PENNANT AVE 2050400K HL wk12 10% OFF ENTIRE PLANTATION SHUTTERS RANGE Offer ends 10th October 2008 Our other products include Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds External Shutters Panel Glide Blinds Call for a FREE measure and quote 9631 4828 www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au BASSWOOD SHUTTERS PHOENIXWOOD SHUTTERS WESTERN RED CEDAR SHUTTERS SYDNEY'S MOST AFFORDABLE SHUTTERS STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN 2116389i hln wk13 PRE-CHRISTMAS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED
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