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6 years6 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Water Theft

I don't think Kek's reference to similar kind of matters is irrelevant at all. They are fair analogies. It's like, "if we give them an inch, they take…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Tile skirting

Yep I'd want them to be the same as the floor tiles too. they can cut them to the 200x300 size if that's the size you prefer

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Colouring Driveway - Best Option?

I'm certainly no expert but I've been recommended having the colour all the way through the concrete, as if the top sealer bit ever wears off anywhere you'd have an…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Help Who watched Hot property Tonight on TV

I think kellyville ridge?

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
The right block of land

hi Ash2012. I would definitely go for north on the right hand side. that looks like a similar plan to ours, only flipped. we have north on the…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
How many litres is your hot water system?*frost free panel q

Hi Bam, pretty sure ours is 250L too. However we have occasionally run out, if I wash my hair and DH wants to have a shower straight after, he…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
FINALLY decorating my family room

beautiful kek! classic, modern, warm and inviting :)

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Tiling in/around shower niches

same as suh here - have the metal strips and have been in 2.5 years and no scratches. I think you'd have to be pretty rough with something pretty…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Gas Log Fire or Ducted Heating?

not sure how much ducted heating would be but if it's only the living area you want to heat and it is on the small side I'd go for the…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Anyone have a white tiled splashback?

mine are like Rarygirls only done in stacked pattern not brick. 100mmx300mm. there is a photo on the first or second page of the show me your kitchen…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Our Landscaping Story

looks great Eager! :D did you sit at the table when it was on top of the joists like that? might have made for…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
New builders: check Your house plans

definitely a great idea to double and triple check all your plans and specs!
we also have this epic thread, you might like to have a read through to see if…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Burbank won't let me upgrade the rangehood! HELP

it won't be cheaper if they won't let you replace it though!
have you looked into whether there are rangehoods around whose installation won't mean re-designing your kitchen cupboards, or are…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Who's the best?

Hi atsang2047 and welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately I don't think there is a straightforward answer to your question. Every builder has their good and bad points and what is…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Burbank won't let me upgrade the rangehood! HELP

will they let you delete it and install your own, either during the build or after handover?
or just let them install the cr@ppy one they want to install and then…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Bedroom Lighting

we have ceiling fans with the lights in the middle of the fan. they aren't great for brightness but with bedside lamps it's bright enough.

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
How do you like your tiling to be done?

medium rare thanks :D
just kidding.
probably towards the door especially if it's the side that it opens on (so tiles would be behind it a…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Did you name your house?

the money pit...

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
First Time Building Questions...

good luck with your house building journey Til. Don't have anything of value to add really, just wanted to say what a great post cmhamilton! thanks for taking the…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Can council demand extra set-back on corner block?

It does seem silly for them to say the direction of the front door determines the street frontage. There are heaps of houses on regular non-corner blocks with the…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
How to match kitchen cabinet to existing cabinets

my friend's kitchen is from Ikea and her hinges are quite distinctive, not sure on the brand though. have you got pics?

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Style Gurus: Canopy or Undercabinet Rangehood?

I think canopy rangehoods look great, no matter whether it's a built in or freestanding cooker. I however have an under-cabinet one as I wanted more storage too, or…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Kitchen drawers

the pot drawers in my island bench are similar to what is in your photo blueblueblue. I find the shallow top ones good for glasses & mugs & teabags and…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Cutlery tray in dishwasher or not

I agree deb17 I wouldn't like it there either. Mine's right up the top above the glasses.

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Top load or front load washing machine

I suppose it's a fair question but I think there are probably a lot if household appliances that could be used for dangerous stuff like that. We've had our front…

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
Cutlery tray in dishwasher or not

I love my cutlery drawer in my miele, I think it actually gives extra space in the bottom drawer for large items where the cutlery basket would normally stand.

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
How many downlights above your kitchen island/sink?

yep! best to have a light above the sink

7 years7 yearsdonutsdonuts posted:
White or chrome downlights????

Mine are good bbb. 2.5 years old and no yellowing yet (just checked them!)

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