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10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Verandah width

Thanks Barker,
I do love your fireplace idea. Is it your only heating? It will be my only heating so thought winter sun was fairly important. Can you download the software…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Walk through pantry

Thanks for all your comments. I will go back to the drawing board and have another play.
Not really sure how to get the sink and fridge closer as I need…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Verandah width

Better get on to more quotes, I think. That's much cheaper than my quote. Is that in a kit form, or are you doing all by yourselves?

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Walk through pantry

Hi,
I have an idea which I would like to put up for discussion.
I would like my traditional country kitchen to have a freestanding oven as centrepiece behind the island…

Walk through pantry
10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Thanks Barker,
I think that would work well.
I did like your ideas too, Kiwi. So thank you to both of you.
Now, any thoughts on my kitchen dilemma? Maybe I should…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Verandah width

Thanks Bashworth,
Happy to have limited winter sun, but don't want it to be dark and gloomy.
Pattycake, have you built yet? I will check out your build thread when I finish…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Both very good ideas. I do like the idea of toilet on the left, so will play around with that. Barker, do you mean the study entrance door should move…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

HI Kiwi,
This is the third time I have attempted to write something and lost it.
THank you for the input.
I like the idea of a bigger WIP, my bedroom was…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Verandah width

Hi all,
I was wondering if any one could comment on my calculations.
I have a house on east west axis and a full length verandah on the north side.
2.1m…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
My final house plans (version 287...)

Hi Barker,
I love the plans. I have been enjoying following this thread as I am in the same boat but a few months behind you.
Does the quote from the…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

I am worried about the ensuite being too dark if I close it off, but if i have a skylight then the door will have to be closed overnight so…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Would any one like to look these over before i go to the draughtsman?
I have already been to a draughtsman for renovation plans which had a strict budget and…

Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!
10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Facade Cost

Hi,
We are in the same boat at the moment. We are looking at a modern homestead but would love to use some corrugated iron and render together somehow.
If anyone has…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Where do you put your rubbish bin?

I don't like the idea of rubbish in my kitchen either, but we have 4 bins; 1 for chooks, 1 for worms, 1 for recycling and then what ever is…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
masonary fireplaces

Sounds like a great idea. I'm sure that spot would be a popular place. I love the idea of an internal chimney wall to keep all the heat inside.
The masonry…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Where do you put your rubbish bin?

Just bumping up this post, to get some ideas for rubbish bin solutions.
I'm thinking of a lazy susan type structure in the corner cupboard with counter top access and also…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
masonary fireplaces

Hi,
Does any one know of masonary fireplaces or kachelovens being used in Australia? I would love to know if they are as efficient as they appear. They are very common…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Window orientation

Hi,
I am sure this topic has been discussed fully before so if someone could point me in the right direction or sum it all up for me, I would be…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
1x900mm or 2x600mm ovens

If you are getting 2 x 600 wide ovens, do you buy 2 standard ovens or 1 and a steam oven or convection oven?

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Kitchen flooring question

Trinia,
Do you have cork in your house already? Could we see some photos? I am in the same dilemma re: flooring in kitchen lounge dining. I would love to see…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!

Hi mrssnowden, Do you mean avoid any windows on the south side? Not possible, my views are out there, but I am definitely spending more on double glazing etc.
I think…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!

I am having a dilemma re: too many doors in family room. On my original plans the wall between bedroom and lounge is going, to make a big family room,…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Window openings

So casement windows can open flat if they are installed toward the outside of the window 'hole'? great, will look into this.
Another question: In family room I have two…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Sandstone cladding

Thanks Kyton,
Beautiful pictures in that site. But I think I would like the natural stone look as in Michelle photo earlier. I'm not sure if that is cladding or…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Window as splashback

To those that have a window splashback, can you see out the window without bending down? I would like this set up but really want the views so I am…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Your Alfresco is it decked or paved?

Oohh I would love to see some photos, nattygee!

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Sandstone cladding

Bringing this discussion back after a few years. We are looking at a stone cladding facade on the front of house with weatherboard. Does any one have this facade and…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Window openings

Thanks Eskay40, I didn't realise it was soo big. Hope this is better. Is there a post on how to upload photos? Then I won't need to ask people to…

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!

Helyn,
If you could do your magic again and make the plans bigger, it would be much appreciated.

10 years10 yearscountrylifecountrylife posted:
Window openings

Anyone,
Feel free to make them bigger if you can. I'm computer illiterate!

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