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8 d8 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

ligongl, yes, very true, my builder is getting a specialist tiler for the quantum6.

9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Yes, this is what I’m currently looking at. We are using quantumsix for our kitchen splashback. Might actually work out cheaper!

9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

MyFirst I’m thinking it would be very shiny and reflective! Don’t know if I can handle that in a shower cubicle

9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

MyFirst that’s not a bad idea! Like a kitchen splashback?

9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Disappointing news today. I’ve had my heart set on caesarstone wall panelling for the shower areas right from the start of the design process. No grout to clean! Builder has…

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17 d17 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House/lot backyard orientation for maximum sunglight in wint

No it’s a 10m backyard, not 20m. I agree with what you say with the neighbour’s parallel back yard, this will allow sun in for longer. My clothes line is…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House/lot backyard orientation for maximum sunglight in wint

North facing is great, but it doesn’t have to be directly north. There’s a range within Xdegrees west and Xdegrees east of north which work well too, google would probably…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House/lot backyard orientation for maximum sunglight in wint

Are you looking to get winter sun into your backyard specifically (for drying washing? Veggie garden?) or into the back part of your house (for energy efficient heating/natural light)?
You’ll…

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Having been away for 2 weeks, I was a bit disappointed when we got back and not much had been done to the internals. Some panelling went up in the…

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hi darb74, sorry for the late reply, we’ve been away.
Solar panels are not connected as yet. Builder prefers to wait till closer…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Builders are back after Xmas break. Joinery, tiling and landscaping continues.
Entrance hall
Granny flat kitchen
Granny flat laundry cupboard. Niche on the right is for a flip down ironing board
Granny…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New Sliding door type

A solid core door would help with noise reduction. We’ve got a Hume system that slides easily and is soft close, so no banging shut

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Walk in Pantry shelf hights

Those heights are fine, have you thought about what you want to store on the shelves? 400 will fit a large cereal box nicely.

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Hi darb74, great to hear you’ve moved in! Sounds like your window issues were sorted? Looking forward to seeing the pics

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Floor Plans Feedback

I would actually keep the door between pantry and mudroom/laundry. Makes bringing in groceries from the car straight into pantry to put away much easier.
Do you really need a guest…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

We have a front door!
Tiling in the mudroom/laundry. I’m liking how the tiles have been lined up.
Mudroom joinery
The joiner had me measuring cereal boxes today to determine the height of…

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

More tiling in the entrance hall, I’m liking these.
Landscaping started today. Builder had to get access through our back neighbour for the bobcat. The survey has also shown that the…

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

The joiners have been beavering away!
Kitchen. The cupboard door on the top right should be glass fronted. I’ve also just noticed that the equivalent cupboard on the left side looks…

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Window and door height

I would raise them if you can.

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

The black looks wonderfully dramatic!

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Small WIR design - ideas for cabinetry fit out

At that depth I would just go for a standard 600 depth built in robe rather than walk in robe. The extra 380 won’t be much extra in terms of…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Joinery delivered. Lots of joinery.

To be installed over the next 3 weeks.
Tilers were also onsite levelling the wet areas.

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Also had a proper look at the cavity sliders. When fully opened they sit flush with the doorframes. I was wondering how to pull the door out of the frame…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Stairs installed on Monday. They feel wonderfully wide to me, and when I got back home I realised why - our current stairs are 80cm wide, whereas these are 1.2m!…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

No, just in the bathrooms and laundry (which, along with a ceiling hung clothes airer, will double as a drying room on wet winter days!).

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Not much happening, except more door work with Internals being hung.
Front doors (main house with sidelightsx2 and granny flat)
Guardian2-in-1s
Have to decide on door furniture for these now.
Also, underfloor heating
Stairs going…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Electrical Plan Critique/Help

Because power boards and cords stretching across rooms are untidy and a trip hazard.
If you put up Xmas lights, consider external gpo under eaves.

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Electrical Plan Critique/Help

As mentioned, bedrooms need more than one, even if it’s currently a double. Alfresco definitely, plus other external.
More more more in kitchen!

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Front Door Size

I think go wider if you can.

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