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Monday, April 12, 2021

Spring Living in Canberra

Embrace the warmth and vitality of the new season with these great spring living ideas from some of the Canberra region’s finest businesses in this special 6-page advertising feature.

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Amazing Clean Canberra: More than just cleaning

As the weather starts to warm up, Canberrans are getting ready to, once again, embrace al fresco entertaining. Home to Amazing Clean Canberra, the Canberra Blinds, Awning & Curtain Centre is the only place you’ll need when it comes to enhancing your outdoor area in the lead up to the summer months.

The Helioscreen retractable roof or pergola system can be completely customised to suit your space and adjusted to suit changes in weather. With a six to eight week ordering and installation period on the Australian made product, getting in now will ensure you have your dream al fresco space ready when it comes time to entertain. Head to the large Fyshwick display centre, get in contact over the phone, or email through pictures and rough measurements of your outdoor space for an estimate. The experienced team can also come to you for a free on-site design consultation.

If you’re looking for indoor solutions too, why not visit the stunning display centre where you’ll be delighted to find Canberra’s largest display of Norman Blinds and Shutters, and so much more.

Amazing Clean Canberra have over 20 years’ experience in not only selling, but maintaining and repairing a range of blinds and shade systems. So when you visit the Canberra Blinds, Awning & Curtain Centre, you can be sure it has the range, quality and expertise you need to bring your ideas to life.

Dirty Janes: Canberra’s mecca for vintage wares

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Dirty Janes wants to say thank you to the people of Canberra for the warm welcome they’ve received since opening in March. There are lots of exciting things in the works for Canberra’s mecca for vintage wares, so keep an eye on their Instagram to make sure you’re kept in the loop!

Things are really kicking into gear for the Dirty Janes Canberra team, with the recent arrival of their newest team members, Bourkey and Will the Nigerian Pygmy goats – make sure you pay them a visit! Dirty Janes also have grand plans for their garden space, with chickens already on site, an orchard on its way and beehives planned to be in by the end of the year.  

In October, you can expect to see some new Dirty Janes workshops, for both adults and kids, where you can unleash your inner creative and whip up a piece of Dirty Janes to take home with you.

In December, prepare for a Christmas shopping extravaganza with boutique shopping nights that will ensure you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Think premium gift options, champagne on arrival and lucky door and best-dressed prizes. It’s Christmas shopping made elegant – and fun!

Selling a range of vintage and handcrafted items, Dirty Janes is an essential stop for vintage collectors and creatives alike.

Makin Mattresses: invest in your rest

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Canberrans have never spent more time at home, which is why now is as good a time as any to invest in your rest. Changing your mattress is recommended every eight to 10 years, so if you’re in the market for better sleep – Makin Mattresses is your one-stop shop.

As always, the double sided, two-piece Bellissimo mattress is the hero product of the company. With a five-year comfort promise, you can be sure to know it will fit all your sleep needs, even if those change and you want to come back and swap it for a soft, medium or firm alternative.   

If you’re looking to invest in a new mattress but don’t know where to start, Makin Mattresses has some tips for you:

  • Look for a product that is double-sided and made in Australia. Australia has a reputation for making good quality mattresses and being Australian-made will mean a shorter wait time for delivery.
  • Be careful of discounting. Mattresses are usually marked up so they can be marked down to look like a good deal.
  • Buy direct from the manufacturer instead of a reseller. That way you cut out costs such as franchise fees and mark-ups.

Head into Makin Mattresses Canberra to find their factory direct prices every day.

  • Open 7 days
  • Corner Wollongong and Gladstone streets, Fyshwick
  • T: 6280 5445

The Works Fitout: Quality craftsmanship


Chris Nowaczyk and his highly skilled team at The Works have over 15 years’ experience in kitchen installations and renovations.

With all their fit-out components produced locally in Queanbeyan, The Works can take a project from the design stage right through to completion and ensure work of the highest quality.

Chris said they design kitchens with workflow in mind to create a highly user-friendly environment that’s a delight to cook in.

“It’s’ more about workflow, how you’re going to feel and work in kitchen,” Chris said.

“Some of the team have a European background in kitchens, others here in Australia. We all have different points of view and are full of ideas.”

This feature was created in partnership with these businesses. For more information on sponsored partnerships, click here.

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