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Dolly22

Southwest WA
Joined 10 May 2008
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14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
When to paint?

Ok I'm trying to decide when to paint our double brick and white set plaster house. I was hoping to do most of it- living areas, hallways- before we move…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Our new house in the country...

Faaabulous, love the colours and I'll second Donuts envy of the 5 acres....

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
What boral brick did/would you use?

Gotta love austral, we used Dampier, althought it looks mildly different in IRL.
http://www.australbrick.com.au/wa/product.php?ID=817
Would post a pic of IRL, but darling DH has been farting around with…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Native front garden-suggestions needed

Is that the one on the highway just out of town? I used to work there, about 8 years ago when I was single and energetic. It wasn't a…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Sealing tiles

No that's Southies tile selections not due for another month. We're a week from handover. I'll try look for Aquamix.

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Keeping it clean

For those of you who have already moved into your new house, how anal retentive were you about keeping it spotless? I'm having visions of me crawling around on hands…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Sealing tiles

Well, I guess that is one more job to do before we move in. Off to bunny's today. Do the sealers include a mould inhibitor too? (shame I…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Sealing tiles

So what is the best way of sealing bathroom and laundry grouting before you move in? I'm guessing there is a bunnnings product I can buy. Would that do the…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
My house - new home for hall table

:: ::party:: ::party:: Good for you. :D
Hope the cats…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Native front garden-suggestions needed

Hey thanks Kexkez, you've given me lots of things to think about there, I'll check out the links when i get a chance. I'm popping in on here in between…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Wooden toilet seats/toilet roll holders/towel rails

:lol: :lol: :lol: actually that gives me a very funny mental picture, somone bobbing up…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Package houses - environmentally friendly?

Cost yes, and requirement by the type of finance we had. Left little room for experimention. We ended up with the most basic of environmentally friendly qualities, R2.5 insulation, we…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Wooden toilet seats/toilet roll holders/towel rails

I hate trying to fake it...if you can't afford the real thing, don't try and pretend....(says she with the french sandstone formica benchtops..)
Makes it hard if you have a…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Native front garden-suggestions needed

It looks sandy at first glance and we dug two metre deep holes to install two soakwells for down pipes over paving and one was yellow sand all the way…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Native front garden-suggestions needed

Ok I need to brainstorm your collective gardening brilliance here.
I'm trying to plan how I'm going to plant out our front yard.
So far my thinking is: no lawn,…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
My turn: the progress (updated pics 20080507)

Just wanted to say I love your bathroom. Looks stunning- won't date. I can see some rich chocolate and bright white towels working well in there.
Also love the brick colour.…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
I can,t believe they,ve finally started !!

Yay, good for you, the progress is so exciting. Hope it all goes without a hitch..

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Favourite Builder Australia Voted By Homeone

Heap more WA builders to choose from too
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Dale Alcock
Ventura
WA Country Builders
Impressions
In Vogue
Commodore Homes
Skyline
Rural Building Company
Gemmill Homes
Signature Homes
Homebuyers
Plunkett
...and others. My vote goes with *, very happy with their service…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Home Building and Contents Insurance

Hi, we're FHO too and just insured with GIO. We initially had a quote from them for almost a $1000, double other quotes we'd had but there was an issue…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Home at Last

Love your bedroom colour, and the family room looks lovely, I can see you like pink and purple. Lovely home, congrats!!

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Successful first inspection :)

Well thanks Ahuang for your reply, nobody else seems interested in a positive story. Give em a negative tale and they all jump on it like a pack of vultures.…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Successful first inspection :)

Well we met the supervisor this morning. Funny so many of you mention multiple meetings with your supervisor, but we'd never seen him before. Guess we never needed to.
I…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
We're In!

Woo hoo.....so excited to hear a good moving story. We'll be doing the same thing in a couple of weeks. Send some good moving vibes my way.
Congrats

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
"Borrowed" Landscape...what would you do?

Absolutely, you're so lucky to have something other than someone elses trampoline and bbq behind you. My opinion though, could have something to do with growing up on a 92acre…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Solver paint?

My Dad is going to help me paint my house before we move in and he recommended solver paints. He has used them before and loves them and that's pretty…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Yamaha Vs Jamo Vs Marantz

We have Harmon/kardon and B&W speakers, not too over the top pricewise and we love them. FiL picked them out though so I don't know anything technical.

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
Kitchen : Open Plan V Kitchen "room"

For us the kitchen is as much a 'family room' as the lounge room. I've set up our new house kitchen as a large central room that has access to…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?

Makes you wonder how they think they can get away with this sort of thing, they must think you're stupid or something. :x Also makes…

14 years14 yearsDolly22Dolly22 posted:
I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?

::hyst:: ::hyst:: ::hyst:: sorry, but I haven't heard someone say 'der brain' since highschool....

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