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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

Ours are about 1mm at the worst (floorboards are not perfectly uniform being made of recycled timber). I guess if I thought about it, I'd like a tighter fit, but…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

We don’t have a stone waterfall, but just laminate end-boards. They are fitted tight to the floorboards, with no caulk or any other filler. So far, everything is fine.
How big…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
White risers for new stairs

MDF can be easily sanded smooth, but wear a mask when doing it. Use and appropriate undercoat and you can paint it any colour you like. Also, unless it is…

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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
White risers for new stairs

I didn’t suggest to paint the floors, but just the risers, which look like they have been fabricated out of MDF or something similar.

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
White risers for new stairs

Sorry, my misunderstanding - I wasn’t thinking laminated timber floors, but laminate like you would use for joinery.
Yes, based on what you have pictured, extend the laminated floors onto the…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
White risers for new stairs

What is getting laminated? What treads are you using? To me, everything could just be painted, including the solid balustrade, and you could put timber treads on, or even carpet…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What is this kitchen style called?

Sometimes these things don’t have a specific name, but modify kitchen searches with terms like shadow line and two tone and you might catch some. In any case, you might…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Would you share your house budget with a builder

Wow, what year was that?

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

That might be the issue with the breakfast bar overhang, as it is "hollow" underneath, although I can’t imagine that they couldn’t put a timber or steel brace underneath and…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

They do work well. You just push to open them, and then they close when you give them a shove. I like them a lot, but sometimes when I'm not…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

In this response I am assuming you are using engineered stone for the benchtop.
Just to be sure, you are aware that the benchtop will not actually be 60mm thick unless…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

As I said in replying to Alexp79, initially they are a pain and I thought we had made a mistake - but that…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

Push to open are initially annoying for top AND bottom drawers, as they all open when you lean against them. But humans (well, the smart ones anyway ) are pretty…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

Yes, push to open and soft close draws, and push to open doors.


Not sure what else you would like to see. Let me know if there is something.

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

Something like this?

Shadowline and handleless island bench
8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help Identifying pipe

That’s the pipe used to re-inflate the house if you spring a leak or the pressure drops
I don’t know for certain, but it looks like it might have to…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Weeds and top soil

There is an old definition that a weed is any plant that is in the wrong place; however, that is not necessarily a weed, but clover, which is recommended in…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
DIY ideas?

Since you like reading and bird watching there, perhaps you could cover the cushions with fabric depicting your favourite Australian books or birds.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
White frame or Chrome frame Downlights ?

Are they chrome or stainless steel? Either way, chrome plating or steel may be slight more expensive than paint. Or it could be that they think the market differentiates chrome…

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15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Joins in carpet

It’s a problem with homes with larger open plan spaces, but it is also very dependent on the carpet. It tends to be worse with plain finely cut carpets and…

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19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Ground floor bathroom exhaust fan.

We have a one story home, but with no ceiling cavity. Our bathrooms and toilet are vented to the outside through the walls.

19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiler damaged balcony tile...how to fix?

Yes, to improve the advice so the OP doesn’t just smash the tile with a hammer and ruin every tile around it in the process.
Edit: that said, the one time…

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

I hope my wife doesn’t stumble across this thread

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Custom build or project home?

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Our custom build in country NSW was contracted at 18 months and took 25. As far as I can tell 18 months is pretty common for a custom build, so…

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Best value kitchen design ideas?

My tip is to spend money where it is noticeable, and don’t spend money for a name when it’s not obvious.
Sinks are a good example. Some of the "top"names will…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Heat Pump Dryer

It depends on how you get your electricity, how much it costs and how much you end up paying for the dryer.

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flooring direction

A not so subtle spam advertising. Poor advice too, so I'd be doubly-wary of going to this supplier.

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
dual climate window films

Interesting. What effect did it have on heat entry and retention?

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiler damaged balcony tile...how to fix?

Actually, you should start by scraping out the grout around the tile. This creates a gap between the tile you want to break up and the surrounding tiles so there…

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