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Coasting : Issue 13 July 2010
21 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING HOME Call 4323 1500 www.luxaflex.com.au Mal Glanville & Co 12 Dyer St, Gosford Experience the difference in window fashions shopping by visiting our LUXAFLEX Window Fashions Gallery Showroom today to book your in-home consultation. 20%# off selected LUXAFLEX Window Fashions HURRY SALE ENDS SOON # 20% Of f Manufacturer's List Price on LUX AFLEX® DUETTE® Architella Shades, LUXAFLEX NEWST YLE® Basswood Shutters, LUXAFLEX® LUMINET TE® Privacy Sheers and LUX AFLEX® SILHOUETTE® Shadings. Excludes cost of installation. Not available with any other offer. Offer starts on 04/06/2010 and ends on 18/07/2010. Conditions apply. See in-store for details. © Copyright 2010 Hunter Douglas Limited [ABN 98 009 675 709] ® Registered Trade Marks of Hunter Dougla s Limited. C8754_C_07.2010 blinds • awnings • shut ters 20 % of f # selected LUX AFLEX® Wind ow Fas hions 20% off energy REDUCTIONS selected LUXAFLEX® Window Fa shions blinds • awnings • shutters with LUXAFLEX® DUETTE® Architella Shades Catalogue out now LUXAFLEX SILHOUETTE® Shadings FRESHEN UP: Replace the blades on an old vertical blind for a quick and inexpensive fix. Picture by Heath Missen. 5. The fashion of the future Most homes change their window furnishing every six to eight years. The future of blinds will be more conscious of the environment whilst incorporating advances in technology. Blinds designed to assist with insulating windows with pockets of air are already in the marketplace and claim to reduce heat loss by more than 40 per cent. Remote-control automated blinds are useful where blinds are in hard-to-reach places, or in areas where they are required to be moved up and down more than once a day. People with arthritis and mobility issues have enjoyed the extra comfort that automated blinds can give. The automated blinds of the future will be hooked up to your internet service and you'll be able to control them remotely from locations outside your home. 4. Cleaning and maintenance... is it worth it? Dirty blinds or blinds that are in need of repair instantly devalue a house and make a potential tenant or buyer question the maintenance of the rest of the house. Getting your blinds cleaned professionally is surprisingly affordable, with some companies offering a pickup and delivery services. If you are the DIY type, spare parts are available from most local blind manufacturers. In some cases you can freshen up a room cheaply by replacing the vertical blades of an old vertical blind. An instant new look for a DIY price. SMART: Sharon Tieman demonstrates one example of the insulating materials of a blind which its makers say can reduce heat loss by more than 40 per cent. Picture by Aaron Brown. Sharon Tieman is a director of Premier Shades, Awnings, Blinds. Their showroom is at 1/305 Manns Road, West Gosford. Phone 4324 8800 or visit www.premiershades.com.au
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