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donnam

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Joined 25 April 2010
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5 years5 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Will a curved couch date??

Thanks Michelle. Have gone with the black- I hope I like it! It's going to be a long wait.

5 years5 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Will a curved couch date??

Thanks for the replies. Whilst our room is open planned it isn't massive, particularly the lounge side.
Have decided if we want this couch it has to be the curved…

5 years5 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Will a curved couch date??

Hi
We are considering the king furniture dream couches- either 2x2 seaters in an L shape or their curved version
http://www.kingfurniture.com.au/family(52)-dream-seating-system.htm
They are quite a bulky couch- the 2 sweater is nearly as…

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
What should i look for in a downlight

We have the d900!

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
What should i look for in a downlight

We have brightgreen throughout and are very happy. There service was excellent. We had a couple that had faulty springs and the came and replaced them personally.

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
LED downlights

Bugger that list wasn't working when we bought ours. I should've rang them!

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
LED downlights

Don't go to middys for brightgreen. After we got ours we found out we could've had them much cheaper. They were $30 over the recommended retail. Call brightgreen and ask…

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Where tiles meet carpet??

Hi Belinda
Sorry I can't remember but I would think it does.

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

Lex whilst most people won't notice our floor it is quite noticeable walking around in bare feet. The cracks (there's a lot of them) are quite rough :(

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Extension plans - Any comments welcomed

We had our setback altered. We had to write a letter giving examples specific to our street to justify it. We also had to get adjoining and opposite neighbours to…

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

They used timbermate. It's so annoying that it seems to have happened with the traffic!

6 years6 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

Hi
Thought I would update.
Someone came out from the timber supplier and they brought a floor sander with them. They think it is edge bonding! They measured moisture content and…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb

We have 6 in our lounge, 6 in the kitchen and 2 in the dining, 4 in the family room and 2 in the study. I wouldn't say that is…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb

Thanks for all the replies. Feel a little bit more normal although not real happy.
Vlt we have led downlights. 6 of these are equivalent to 1 x 100 watt…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb

Ok so I just got our 2nd electricity bill after our renovation. The first one was less than normal and this one was higher than normal. We have…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Bio Ethanol Fireplace

Hi
Ours is a dimplex one. We got it from an origin energy shop but it was about 3 yrs ago.
Here is a link. They don't have the same one but…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Bio Ethanol Fireplace

We have an electric fire place. Have you considered one of these. Before we renovated it was ok to heat an L shaped lounge dining with doors shut in the…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Tiling in/around shower niches

Metal strips!

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Bedroom Lighting

Lights in fan

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

Thought I would update...
Builder and rep from flooring supplier came. Both agreed it's not right. Floor supplier is sending someone else who knows more. No one really knew what the…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
LED vs energy saver lights

You have to remember it is a complete unit. We were also starting from scratch not trying to retrofit a halogen. Mind you you're right they weren't cheap but…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
LED vs energy saver lights

we have the d900 55 degree.
RRP has just dropped to $115 on these. Unfortunately we got ripped off a bit by the electrician. He just ordered them through Middy's but…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

The cracking sections are in the section of the house where it is over the joists so that may make it easier to remove them if necessary??
Will update how I…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

Lex
It is the bona traffic finish (water based poly). The boards weren't acclimatised in the house before laying. They were down for several months before the finish was applied.
I…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

It's in clumps with the cracks every 2-5 boards.

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

I have no idea what glue it was.....

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
cracking between floor boards- is this normal

Well that to as they took a LONG time to hook up our down pipes. One of them led to a lot of water going under the house.

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
Overhead cupboards in laundries

Ours is 60cm in the laundry (tile height-have 30 x 60 laid vertically) I am a shortarse so this is a good height for me mind you I still…

7 years7 yearsdonnamdonnam posted:
LED vs energy saver lights

A 10w led will never give you the same lighting as a 50w halogen.
It depends on whether you are looking for a complete light or one that can go…

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