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29 d29 damilelkaamilelka posted:
Hopeless lawn - advise please?

I would recommend you consider ripping it up - and replacing it with a native verge garden. Native plants have come a long way in the last decade and…

29 d29 damilelkaamilelka posted:
what are these plants? (most are weeds)

looks like lettuces and other herbs that have bolted. Is this a property you have moved into? It looks like the remnants of someone's herb garden.

2 months2 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Absolute Matte $

Ultra matte finishes can be problematic if they're exposed to direct sunlight. The plastic in the finish used can cause the doors to warp due to temperature changes throughout…

4 months4 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Comment on the design - What would you change

Looks great well done!

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4 months4 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Two Story Home Design feedback please!

You have a line of sight from your dining/ family room to your toilet that should be avoided.

5 months5 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Million dollar home in Perth

You can't go wrong with Riverstone, their build quality is excellent.

6 months6 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
11 acre rural build - house plan

Those are some amazing views! I would suggest reconfiguring the master bedroom so that you can look out onto your views while sitting in bed.
In doing so I would…

6 months6 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Dark house.

Velux skylights are the best. We added 2 to our old kitchen - they brightened up the area dramatically, and the light well in the ceiling made a nice…

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6 months6 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

I would suggest putting wall painting in the contract. That way if you have any plastering issues the builder can't blame the painter (and vice versa). If you add the…

6 months6 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Hobless Shower

It's always much easier to clean tiles than glass shower screen. But the shower screen will let in more natural light. I would personally go with the tiled wall.

6 months6 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Kitchen layout

Nice idea, I would move the fridge over to the new area as well.

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Yes, PM sent.

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

This week the plumbers come again take care of our plumbing problems. They managed to damage the bath, and couldn't fix our drainage issues. Eventually we fixed the vanity…

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Looks great, I love the parcel box!

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7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Convert old Dine / Lounge

In that case a simple stud wall between the study and guest bedroom gives you a 3x2 plus study house.

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Convert old Dine / Lounge

I agree, I think it would be easier to convert the lounge dining into a second master bedroom with Walk in robe and small ensuite if you can afford it.

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Narrow Block - 7.5m Frontage - Hammond Park WA

You can fiddle with the details, but it won't make this design more livable in my opinion. It's a poorly designed space with unfurnishable living areas and no light.…

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Narrow Block - 7.5m Frontage - Hammond Park WA

What kind of house are you hoping to build? Single or double storey? How many bedrooms?
You could fit a simple 3 bed house with a central courtyard, with the…

Narrow Block - 7.5m Frontage - Hammond Park WA
7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Narrow Block - 7.5m Frontage - Hammond Park WA

You'll probably benefit from a design with a central courtyard that allows some light in from the North or North East.

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
EcoStay building project

WOW your build never ceases to amaze me! They look fantastic!

7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Yes we've moved in, it's definitely not ideal having tradies coming and going all the time. The excitement of a new house was lost a while ago, but…

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7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Its been 4 weeks since handover, and we are still dealing with outstanding issues with Danmar. Today they sent plasterers to fix bad plastering in the stairwell. This…

New home build - Custom Design WA
7 months7 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Kitchen layout - U or Island

If you go for an island bench you don't really lose counter space because you gain access to the "dead corner" that you can't otherwise reach.
Also your island can…

8 months8 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Hanging chair on ceiling joists

You could also hang it off the beam.

8 months8 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Drywall (summit superwall) VS white set plaster wall

Definitely worth the upgrade. Our house has a mix of drywall on brick and regular plaster. The drywall is dramatically better.

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8 months8 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Bathroom door

I've never seen silicone go yellow, but they could also use a grey silicone to match the tile.

8 months8 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Feedback on house plan

The plans look pretty good generally.
Some of the proportions are a bit unusual. Your hallways are unnecessarily wide, you can save money decreasing them.
Your scullery is too narrow…

8 months8 monthsamilelkaamilelka posted:
Overshadowing

Have you spoken to anyone at the council yet? They are usually pretty helpful.

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