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4 years4 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Thanks Shazaw. I am on holiday but I will photograph those trees along the alfresco when I return. They reach height first before they then bush out. They have grown…

4 years4 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Here is our garden 3 years on.

Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING
5 years5 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Congratulations on your new house Trixee. What a long road its been. It all looks amazing. Love the kitchen. :)

5 years5 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Building new Home_Unnecessary cost to avoid

No to glossy cupboards. If the sun shines through your kitchen it is depressing. The upgrades that actually make a difference to your lifestyle are important. For us, double glazing,…

5 years5 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
What is the best approach at landscaping?

I live in country Vic and went through a company called Timandra. I do recommend checking the industry association in your state. That's how I found my designer. They came…

5 years5 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY

Our designer made a plan and we had the option of installing it ourselves or them doing it. We opted for them to do it and we've achieved something…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Ceiling fan colour

My steel fans are whisper quiet
I even forget they're on. I would go timber as I think black would be too stark.

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Invoice for unauthorised work?

My landscaper charged for her time taken to provide our initial quote. It was $150.

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Health risk with plantation shutters??

My local blinds store only imports their plantation shutters from China. It put me off a little and I didn't end up getting them. If I found ones made in…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Wow Trixee just looking fabulous. Love the roof and can't wait to see it finished.

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Specifications list for interior designer

I agree with getting a list. That gives them a chance to go away with everything you need and return with the correct samples. The most frustrating thing was choosing…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Summit build in the South West - THE dining table!!

Ooh love the new baby. I got one in the same colour for a wedding gift and choosing the colour of my 'baby' was the hardest decision ha ha. I…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Home theatre in the living area

Hi mixo. We couldn't be bothered having a separate theatre room either but we still wanted a really mice set up for watching films and tv. We invested in…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Living with granite and caesaerstone after real experiences

I have white caesarstone and a couple of cups of tea appeared to stain it after they were left for a day, maybe due to the tannins. However when I…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
What was your electrical spend?

I did my electrical separately through the electrician and a retail outlet. The cost of my lights, fans and power points was about $8000. It was another $2500 for the…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
How about this home design?

Great advice ddarroch. I recall reading your recommendations when we were in the planning stages. Also great to mention local climate. I live in a cold area in south…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
How about this home design?

Your walk in robe in the master says 1x4. If it's only 1 metre wide that won't accommodate hangers on both sides. You will struggle with hangers on one…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms

We did it in two bathrooms and I think the cost was about 10k, so your quote does sound cheap. I believe if you do it direct through tiler…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Hi MT70. The bench is white shimmer and I do love it. It would also look hood in snow white, one of the other Caesarstone colours. It is…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Thanks TW and yvonneh. The one in the front is ornamental. I was worried about losing my screen in Winter too but they do stay fairly well covered by flowers…

6 years6 yearsjoannekjoannek posted:
Bryan & Petersen build in Victoria - LANDSCAPING

Well our backyard landscaping is complete. It's going to be a real Australiana style.
These are the capital pyrus pear trees which will eventually form a beautiful tall screen from…

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