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5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Built in Desk (study nook) material

Here's another view. Whatever you choose, for a nice clean look, put the power points under the desk and use some kind of brush to cover gaps at the back…

Built in Desk (study nook) material
5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Built in Desk (study nook) material

I always liked the look of this. While this could be solid timber, it’s more likely to be 32mm laminate of some sort.
Photo credit: Baldridge Architects on Houzz.

Built in Desk (study nook) material
6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Dealing with stress and anxiety in regards to your house aft

Building a house or renovating can be stressful at the best of times, and to have all those things happen on top of that would only have made it worse.…

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16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Improve my kerbside appeal for old housing commission

Fill in the bricks on that odd U shape section, then just paint the bricks in a colour that complements the pinkish tile roof. I like the suggestion of a…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

That came up a treat

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24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen LED downlights Help

Why downlights? Why not a pendant or strip over the work surface and under cupboard lights where you have overheads?

26 d26 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Is 700mm too tall for a splashback window?

This is a 700mm high clear glass splashback looking into our scullery/pantry behind. I don’t think it is too tall. Besides, if you are extracting over an induction cooktop you…

Is 700mm too tall for a splashback window?
26 d26 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Induction cooktop in island bench - good or bad idea?

To be completely honest, I'm not really taken by the whole design. It’s less to do with the location of the cooktop, but more about the "second" island with the…

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27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wet grout

What could be worse? What exactly is your concern? I'm just not sure you are going to get the response from the builder that you are after.

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wet grout

I'm just not sure it is a problem. If the grout is just damp, so what? What are you concerned about? The waterproof membrane, which is the important bit, it…

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wet grout

Alright then. Do you mean after you have had a shower, the grout remains wet from the shower water? If so, for how long?

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Renovating a 70s Monstrosity

The work you've done so far looks great. Where is the house located? Looks tropical.

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wet grout

Is this a joke?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
You sold your home-do you give your contact# to new owner

I've exchanged details as part of past sales, but by and large contact has been limited to me finding extra items that didn’t get handed over or questions from them…

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1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Which timber for flooring- New England blackbutt or silver t

Sorry, can’t help in a comparison as we didn’t compare those. I will just say that: (1) durability is not just dependent on the type of timber, but also the…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Which timber for flooring- New England blackbutt or silver t

It very much depends on what you like the look of best, and what you can afford. We have re-milled blackbutt and it looks great, but there are minor issues.

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1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Mixing Ceiling Light Colour Temperatures

How many points do I get for answering the bonus question?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Sink Roller Blind End-Pin into Frame?

Not done something similar, but could you just file down the pin instead? Seems to me that the blinds might need replacement in the future, and depending on what they…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Humidifier for Baby room

I can’t imagine that there is any danger from the extra humidity, but there could be danger of burns from a steam type of humidifier if the baby gets close…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion poll : Residential Heating and Cooling Options

OK then. You might want to consider unifying the poll based on either the energy source or delivery system. You might also get better results if you had seperate heating…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion poll : Residential Heating and Cooling Options

That is a very limited range of options you have in your poll.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Window and door height

The different heights in the elevations do look a bit odd.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Paint help please!!!

It looks darker in lower light. Essentially, white is a reflective colour, so reflects the light around it, unlike light absorbing colours that might do the opposite. That said, it’s…

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Paint help please!!!

Sorry, forgot about this. I've taken some pictures showing walls, trims and ceiling (which is ceiling/vivid white), but as predicted, you won’t readily see the contrast in pictures that is…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Run power to shed

Why not get the sparky out to quote, and ask him or her if they would be happy for you to do that preliminary work, and what size conduit and…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Urgently need a plumber

Search the yellow pages, looking in the classifieds of local papers and do an Internet search using the keywords "plumber" + your suburb or region.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Introduction

Hello Jade - welcome. Tell us a bit about your home or your project.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Paint help please!!!

We do, but I'm not sure a photo will show you anything, as whites are very dependent on the light. Anyway, we have full strength AWUSA and our trims and…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FRONT LOADER WASHER/DRYER PLEASE?

Having owned many of them, I'm a big fan of Bosch appliances. So, WVG28420AU or WVH28490AU, the latter of which is a bit more expensive but was recommended by Choice…

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FRONT LOADER WASHER/DRYER PLEASE?
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