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AvaG

Sydney
Joined 2 March 2014
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4 months4 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Kitchen design query

Because of the island alignment though, I'd still favour a door that matches the cabinetry over glass

4 months4 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Kitchen design query

The symmetry would be lovely but your pantry would be on perpetual display - if that's something you can cope with then go for it. You could leave the door…

6 months6 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Taubmans Ageless or Winter Ice

I don't know if this is of any use to you now, but we've used Ageless and while I like it a lot, our tiles are a bit cream. Ageless…

6 months6 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
KDR or other options?

When our neighbours were in the same position, they had a real estate agent come out to assess their place. Based on their property and market conditions, he recommended selling…

8 months8 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

I should say most DC fans would suit except for the nest feature!

8 months8 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We ended up with a mix of DC and AC fans. Both DC models are quite, move lots of air on the highest speed setting, and have a very slow…

8 months8 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We were considering the Haiku and probably would have bought them but at the time we were ready to buy they were running down existing stock for the new model…

10 months10 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
which builders have quickest construction time in Sydney?

Many builders still have contracts with standard construction times of 9/10 months but many seem to take longer to actually build, judging by the homes going up around us. I've…

10 months10 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Building with Metricon

I did what you did, that's were my drama started.
I originally requested M to quote and install Qasair and Vzug in place of the standard. It was so expensive…

11 months11 monthsAvaGAvaG posted:
Knock down rebuild - advice much appreciated!

Building a new house is exciting but can be stressful, so do your research before you commit. Visit as many display homes by as many different builders as you can…

1 year1 yearAvaGAvaG posted:
Ashford, Huxley question

Have you seen other homes around you being built by the same company? Might give you an idea if Newstart is beset by the same problems. Huxley homes in Sydney…

1 year1 yearAvaGAvaG posted:
Ceiling fan extension rods

We have ceilings of a similar height and were advised to use a rod to have the fan sit 2.4-2.5m above the floor. Our electrician installed them at 2.4m, he…

1 year1 yearAvaGAvaG posted:
Warm or Cool LED lights ?

We have 4000K throughout and think they look great, I find the 3000K lights too yellow and 5000/6000K too blue. There are differences in light from one brand of downlight…

1 year1 yearAvaGAvaG posted:
Display home for split level sloping block houses

Montgomery homes have a split display at Homeworld in Kellyville. I don't know if there are others closer to home for you

1 year1 yearAvaGAvaG posted:
Anybody used a whole stone slab for their island?

We have a whole slab, although I think it's 1400 rather than 1500mm. We're looking forward to all that bench space! It doesn't look too big but there was room…

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2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping

Just caught up with your thread - congratulations! It looks great

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Huxley Homes

Huxley started building my neighbour's house 19 months ago, and they are still not finished. The house isn't even locked up, although it should be. I'm with Matt, I think…

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Which project home builders for sloping blocks?

I have seen Montgomery homes in the Ryde area built on a downslope, and also Huxley. Definitely do your research about the builders. We are building with Binet on a…

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping

It's progressing nicely TheBigHouse, looks great

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Your Opinions Needed.. Help Me Solve My Dilemma

What are the dimensions of the room? If a couch would fit comfortably under the window, I'd go with mounting it on the opposite wall

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete

Looks fabulous deluded! Lovely work by you and Alkira :D

2 years2 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Built in robes. Sliding or swinging doors?

I would only have sliding doors if space were an issue. I find it annoying when putting laundry away to have only part of the wardrobe accessible.

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Help with kitchen layout

In plan 2 I'd swap the oven and fridge from what is currently shown. In plan 3 the fridge could go on the end of the bench on the side,…

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Help with kitchen layout

I'd love some feedback on our kitchen design. This is what is currently planned:
I'm concerned about the functionality, with the fridge tucked into the corner, so anyone wanting a drink…

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete

It looks great deluded! Looking forward to seeing it with all scaffolding gone. I think your "plain jane" wall looks fine - adds a bit of contrast/interest to all the…

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Has anyone built with Huxley before?

Our neighbours are building with Huxley, it's been just over a year since Huxley took over the site and they are not yet at lock up. It's been a frustratingly…

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Warm grey in Taubman's

No extra charge, they suggested we use Dulux colour instead of Taubmans and certainly didn't mention any price difference

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Warm grey in Taubman's

raina, are you still building with Alkira? When we did our colour selections, we ended up choosing a Dulux colour although they still use Taubmans paint. There may be a…

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete

Glad it's going so well deluded. Hope the rest of the trades are of similar top quality!

3 years3 yearsAvaGAvaG posted:
Not all of house laid with the upgraded T2 frame

I don't know about common practice, but mixing treated with untreated timber happened with my neighbour too. And someone with expertise will hopefully be along soon to advise, but I…

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