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Home Living : September 30 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7 Revisit travels The latest trend in home decorating has derived from. . . travel experience » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Globalisation is having a great influence on how we live and how we want to enjoy our downtime, textiles and interiors expert John Eussen says. ''The latest trend in home decorating has derived from incorporating the hotel and travel experience within the home, so that when we do have five minutes to spare we want the luxuries,'' he says. ''Whether it's outside showers inspired from African game lodges, or balcony spas that are set among tropical Balinese gardens, it all feeds the memory of being back there. ''It is no longer the small ensuite off the main bedroom either.'' Mr Eussen says homeowners wanted the feel of a penthouse suite of the five-star hotel for their master suite -- an extravagance that allows that downtime to be extra special. And don't forget the plasma TV that is in full view from every part of the main bedroom, all fed by piped audio off the main sound system. ''Next time you're travelling, I wonder what will inspire you to relive . . . within the confines of the suburban four- bedroom home?'' Details: John Eussen on 9906 7299. Tips for a greener household Want to improve your carbon footprint in a meaningful way? The book True Green Home will teach you the top 100 ways to make your home more sustainable and better for your health and the health of the planet. This is the fourth book in the series written by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin who are part of the Clean Up Australia team. Both McKay and Bonnin have had experience at renovating homes and the tips in True Green Home include many of the practices and principles they've learnt. Some great tips include: Eco-friendly building materials are growing in availability and affordability. Ask your builder and architect to source green solutions such as recycled timber and engineered and plastic timber (great for decks). Banish the airconditioner and create natural breezes with the placement of doors and windows. install skylights and enjoy free natural light for up to 14 hours a day. Standby power can cost the average Australian household as much as $50 to $100 per year. Turning off that red light at night on your television, CD player or computer can you save about 115kg of greenhouse gas emissions every year. True Green Home is suitable for homeowners and renters alike. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make a difference that will have a positive impact on the environment. The book is available from October 3 at ABC Shops, ABC Centres and selected book retailers for $22.95. ................................................. 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 1300 72 71 09 DECKS PERGOLAS BATHROOMS KITCHENS www.djbuilding.com.au FOR ALL YOUR & renovations additions Lic No: 135 759C 2187659i hln wk8 phone bring the outdoors in extend out extend up showroom: www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Visit OUR HUGE SHOWROOM Located at 70 Oxford St, GUILDFORD Ph 9632 6622 BATHROOM & KITCHEN RENOVATIONS HOME EXTENSIONS Quality work to suit any budget. "Your dream can become a reality with our professional expertise and competitive prices." FREE DORF "Motif Plus" 3 pce Tapware - Bath, Basin & Shower VALUED AT $1700 with every bathroom renovation. FREE QUOTE 2134816i hlw wk13
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