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For the most modern home

Versatile gas cooker

Versatile gas cooker  

FOR ALL those looking for modern designs in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, `Smart Rooms 2004', organised at the Padmavathi Ammal Cultural Centre provides a host of new ideas.

"Low-cost readymade kitchen is one of the main attractions at the exhibition this year. This is the fifth time we are organising the fair in Coimbatore, and we expect over 40,000 visitors from Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Nilgiris, Palakkad and Trichur," said P. Venkatesh, Managing Director, Interface Trade Fair (P) Ltd.

"This year we have allotted two stalls to women's self-help groups so that they can market their products," he added. The women have displayed a range of goods from soft toys to toilet soaps.

Visitors can check out some of the most popular designs in modular kitchens, designer fittings, sanitary ware, bathroom fittings, bedroom furniture and home appliances. Some of the goods are imported, and there are products to suit every budget in the 75 stalls at the venue.

Replica of a modern kitchen

Replica of a modern kitchen  

Much to the delight of those who spend several hours in the kitchen, there are time and labour saving devices that are slimmer and more compact.

Kitchen storage systems, faucets, fittings and counter tops sport futuristic looks and space-saving features, very much in line with international trends. Even the utilitarian gas-cooking stove has come out in several new variations, to suit both small and large families.

Among the home appliances on display are microwave ovens that make cooking cleaner and easier, and dishwashers that take the drudgery out of scrubbing and rinsing greasy dishes. The expo is on till August 15 from 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.

By A. A. Michael Raj in Coimbatore

Photos: S. Siva Saravanan

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