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1 d1 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons coastal front elevation

I think the round vents are a good nod to hamptons. I assume you don’t want to change your windows to sash windows . How about one of those garage…

1 d1 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help please!?!

That sounds like an amazing build with the reclaimed materials! So who has designed the building so far? Are you using an architect or coming up with the design yourself…

1 d1 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help please!?!

Is this a single storey house? Are you concerned that north facing clerestory windows will still be overlooked by your neighbour’s second storey?
What about skylights?

5 d5 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house design

Oh, just another thought- if you leave the laundry where it is, you could have an angled laundry chute from the upstairs linen!

5 d5 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house design

You’re very lucky to have a rear to north facing block! My 2 cents:
- swap pantry and laundry so you can put an extra window in the laundry for ventilation.…

7 d7 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom House Plan - Wanting Feedback and Suggestions

First thing would be to get the orientation right. I assume the front door is facing East? Try to have your living areas facing north, bedrooms facing south or east,…

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8 d8 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Large windows - Fixed Glass and Louvre or Awning?

I would think you’d get a better airflow with louvres, especially it there’s a second window opening in the same room.
One thing about awning windows if they are on…

14 d14 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Stuck on small bathroom design

Or have the glass partition with door in the middle. Kids tend to get water everywhere!

14 d14 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Stuck on small bathroom design

The wet room would take up more space than the combined shower over bath which is why I suggested that instead. How about the wet room along the 1800 wall…

14 d14 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Stuck on small bathroom design

Will a combined bath/ shower work? Along the 2450 wall. Then double vanity along 3000 wall? It’d have to be pretty narrow though. Do you need a toilet?

16 d16 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Open WIP or door to WIP??

I prefer a door. Is the photo from a display home? I don’t think my pantry would ever be that neat and colour coordinated in real life :D

18 d18 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

You could use solid core doors which I believe are more soundproof than the hollow core. I was told though that solid core sliders greater than the standard 2100 are…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house plan

I like the courtyard design! But just be aware that it may increase build costs. Worth it though, IMO! Do you have neighbours on the NE side? Don’t forget…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

True. I was thinking more of the tv being a main focus from the POV of the bed. Also thinking the tv in the corner would most likely be a…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

There’s a wall next to the window you could put the tv. Keep the bed by the door. Don’t make the tv the main focus of your bedroom!

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
what do you guys do when builders keep chasing for decision?

The truth? You’re waiting for one more quote to come in.

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

This last layout is definitely the best so far. Much nicer having a view out the window rather than into the ensuite! Also better use of the bedroom space

20 d20 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

Will there be a door between bedroom and ensuite? Waking up to a view of the vanity doesn’t appeal to me! Just my two cents :).…

21 d21 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House Plan Design -

gillybean I love her podcasts! I especially found the series where she takes listeners room by room to be useful. And orientation of course.

21 d21 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House Plan Design -

Which way faces north?
I like the separation of MBR upstairs and all other BRs downstairs.

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which Master Bedroom - help me pick!

4 or 5 as I really like the separation of sleeping space and bathroom. With ensuite 2 for the shower area and toilet with a door and windows

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Ideas for dead space?

Cubby house area for kids? Dog house?

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on floor plan please

Between the two plans shown I would go with the one with alfresco facing north (non-red version). If it faces south it will be cold in winter and less used.…

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, so nice to see all that solar theory in action! Must be so satisfying for you. I feel excited, and it’s not even my build

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house plan

Both! So for example your south facing alfresco will be cold in winter as it won’t get any sun. Your garage will be nice and cosy though :D

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house plan

Ah my bad, in that case, consider flipping the design. Rule of thumb - living areas facing north, bedrooms south (or east depending on how you like to wake ),…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house plan

bashworth - have I got the north direction wrong? I tend to get a bit confused with these compasses! Is this plan indicating north…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house plan

Hello, the orientation of the house is pretty good, although your west facing MBR might get hot in summer. Could be an idea to plant a shady tree outside the…

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