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2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

Just to update. We got the Lopi and it is perfect! Getting a lot of use this winter.

2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
*Update. Recommendations for staircase builders in Melbourne

For anyone interested we have a finished staircase now. Minus the painting etc.
We used Brad at Going Upstairs.
And upstairs
It is beautiful and so big and regal. Loving it.

2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
Weatherboard Build & Renovation - Completed Bathroom Photos

Your house is looking amazing and I see you are putting in a mantle like the one we built on the weekend. Here is ours.
Still need to build the actual…

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2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
Did you build a 3 or 4 bedroom house and why?

We have three little kids so we are extending the house to be 4 bedrooms and 2 living areas.

2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
The extension is looking good now

We are adding an extension and second storey on the house (see my blog if you want more info http://landhousereno.blogspot.com.au/) and this weekend we did more…

2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
Glass kitchen splash back

What about a mirrored film? Not sure about it blocking the light though sorry.

2 years2 yearsBellaBella posted:
Neighbours Using My Block For Fill

I wouldn't be too happy but I am sure they will remove it soon.

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3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Home Building Blogs

Hi
I was sure my blog was on here but it has gone now.
We are owner builders who designed it ourselves.
http://landhousereno.blogspot.com.au - Bella,
Thanks

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
*Update. Recommendations for staircase builders in Melbourne

We are after a traditional timber staircase for our place in the Western Suburbs.
Can anybody recommend a good staircase builder?
Just tried Melbourne stairs and they didn't want to come to…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Natural stone fireplace

Oh ok. We will have to do the somes. Hubby wont be happy about having to re-inforce the floor but we will see how we go.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Natural stone fireplace

So you think for the thinner stone we wouldn't need to beef up the floor? I like the sandstone/limestone idea.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Hmmmm not sure what that is about. Maybe they have to hang something there so need something to screw into.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
New Generation - Annie's Landing - Pools in! :)

It is looking awesome!

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Carpet colour help

I love the taupey light colours. That is what we have in a sisal and it is so easy to style no matter what colour scheme we choose to do.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Natural stone fireplace

Not too late at all Stewie. I will show my Husband and see what he thinks of them. He isn't a fan of stacked stone though so we will skip…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Faux timber beams?

I am interesting in these too.
I' love to know if these are available in Australia anywhere.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
The Block?

I agree. Brrrrr.. I feel cold just looking at them.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Some recent photos of mine.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Natural stone fireplace

I wasn't really sure where to put this question so feel free to move it.
We want to create a fireplace made from real natural stone with a gas log fire…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

That is very interesting. I will do some more research.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

Thanks jj1.
I don't know if it is worth getting solar. Should we?

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Freestanding baths and kids

I have three little kids and I prefer the bath in a hob. Just you somewhere to sit and put all their toys and things to dry afterwards.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

It's the electricity that kills us. This bill was almost $700. Our gas is normally about $60 for our family of 5.

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

Thank you Stewie D.
I have seen a few heat n go and they look ok.
The place that will probably do out other heating and cooling use Archer. They have…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Talk to me about gas log fires. What's good and what's not

Hi guys,
For those of you that have gas log fires, I'd love to hear what I should be looking for and avoiding when it comes to choosing one.
I want one…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

How exciting to have the insulation and walls going up. I was just saying to Hubby last night that I think I will be super excited once we start hanging…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
builder owner vs professional builder

We are doing owner builder in Melbourne. It is saving us probably $100K. But of course it takes a lot longer because we can only do it after work and…

3 years3 yearsBellaBella posted:
Choosing between adding a 4th bedroom OR an ensuite and WIW

Actually we will be building our ensuite over our sewer. It means we have to build on stumps that go down lower than the sewer.
I think 2 toilets is a…

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