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8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Splashback - Caesarstone or glass

We went with caesarstone counter top and glass splashback. We picked a dark colour for the counter top so we didn't want it as splashback. It would absorb and reduce…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Question about kickboards

Like previous poster I think the doors have been made taller to recover the kickboard area.
I suppose this design would require a perfect flat floor around the cupboard for…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
LED Downlights and normal lights

We were also considering LED for the supposed low running costs but purchase prices were too high. We also arrived to same conclusion that it would take many years to…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Do you think this kitchen layout works?

I also like your revised kitchen layout.
We have similar island configuration and we put the sink toward one end so it leaves more working space on the other side.
It seems…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
evap smell

This is our second summer (if you can call it a summer) with a Breezair evap and we also started to have the smell every time we turned the unit…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Kitchen with No Handles

We were also interested in having handleless drawers and cupboard doors for our kitchen. The kitchen company we used had a sharknose handleless kitchen in their showroom and we liked…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Question on Kitchen Cabinet

Hi,
Did they indicate the price for the overhead cabinets in the quote? And is the price of the range hood indicated in the contract?

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
More Silent Rangehood options

Hi,
We were also interested to have a Schweigen Rangehood but could not find an installer locally ;-(
The ones that were willing to install had to come from interstate and would…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Benchtop - Starlight Black or Black Rocks?

Hi,
The kitchen company we went with also carried both brands. We ended up with Ceasarstone (cashmere). Have been happy with the product. Easy care with damp soft cloth.
The black colours…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Hi,
You can visit Actpla in Dickson and request a list of licensed certifiers.
Alternatively try this page http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/hir ... ional/list where you can download an online copy.
Are…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
What's the correct order of doing things?

Hi,
From what I saw for my contruction, all paintings were completed before floor covering started.
Good luck

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
a question about O/A Plates height.

Hi,
I believe the garage floor has a slope to drain the water to the outside. I would suggest to ask your builder where the O/A height is supposed to be…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
where to duct the extractor fans

In our case we paid extra to have the rangehood ducted to the outside. Didn't want to have food grease and smoke ending up in the ceiling space.

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Evaporative Air Con in Perth

Hi Dan,
We went with a Breezair for its quietness when running. We took one size bigger than recommended by the calculator as not to have to push the unit full…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Home heating/cooling audit

Hi,
In the ACT the government has a service that offers free consultation regarding cooling/heating to help with energy saving initiatives, http://www.heat.net.au/
People can ring them up and…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
where to duct the extractor fans

Hi,
It seems that our ceiling heat and fans in bathrooms and showers are not ducted to the outside. They just extract humid air to the void below roof.
It sounds like…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Shower door handles

Ours look like these ones and are installed on semi-frameless shower screens:
http://www.hotfrog.co.uk/Companies/PS-G ... -Set-46256
Hope this helps.

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

As a side note, our electrician also requested that all light fittings had the Australian standard marked on them otherwise he would not install.

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Bamboo or laminate, that is the question...

We also decided not to have carpet in the house as we are allergic too.
The house has porcelain tiles everywhere except in the bedrooms and the home office.
The difference in…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Wall hangings / prints / canvases / quotes inspiration...

What we've done is make mosaics of photos we love then got them printed on canvas ready to hang.
Many times of the year Big W have big promotions on canvas…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Where should the recycled air vent go

We have it in the ceiling at one end of the hallway.
I visited many new display houses before we built ours and noticed that most (if not all) of those…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

I guess if you get these tapewares from a well known brand like that from Germany I suppose there shouldn't be a problem as far as quality is concerned.
Maybe you…

8 years8 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Doubting Interior Colour Selections....Please Help

I like your selection ;-)
With regard to slection of tiles, if you haven't done so I would just suggest you visit display houses that have the…

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
shower tight against vanity ... how to finish off correctly?

If you have glass only down to the top of the vanity will that put too much weight on the wall hung vanity and create stability issues?
We have a similar…

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
side by side fridge

How about GE? They have side by side fridges with water/ice dispenser I find rather compact in size.

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
L Shape Island Bench - help

Hi Cass,
Did you try an image search on Google? I've found a few interesting ideas here:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&r ... 0l0l0l0ll0
Hope this helps.

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Sink and mixer tap

We opted for a Oliveri undermount double sink and a Methven mixer with veggie spray. The mixer has 15 years warranty and was on special at HN.
We use the…

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Cleaning Laminate.. What's YOUR best method?

We use a microfiber cloth (the blue one you can find at Coles, I don't have the packaging handy) with warm water to clean kitchen doors, rangehood, appliances. It works…

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Style Gurus: Canopy or Undercabinet Rangehood?

We have a 90cm gas cooktop as we cook a lot of various cuisines including recipes involving wok and fry pans ;-)
Since our kitchen is…

9 years9 yearsJervisbayJervisbay posted:
Rangehood flue to be cut down slightly

Since you have to cut 15cms off how about trying to cut just 5cm to see if your cut can be clean? If your husband has the appropriate tools I…

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