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karol

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Joined 30 September 2008
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8 years8 yearskarolkarol posted:
Possible to do a staged bathroom reno?

We recently bought a property with some issues under the bathroom - basically a cheapo reno was done some time back and it appears water has been leaking through the…

14 years14 yearskarolkarol posted:
Where can I get just a benchtop?

Our kitchen was modernised a few years back and is still in good condition. The only thing is, we hate the colour of the benchtop. I am having…

14 years14 yearskarolkarol posted:
Reno-Post War - Roof and Floors

We ripped up our own carpets etc, but the cost of polishing the floors was 2.5k and took about three/four days by a professional.

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Asbestos

From the quotes we've had, it is around $40-50 per sqm including the removal.

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Feeling so frustrated with tradesmen and getting quotes

We are currently trying to co-ordinate a kitchen and bathroom renovation. The bathroom renovation was supposed to be started and finished this week... and obviously this hasn't happened.
The first…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
What colour timber floor to suit a grey house?

We have very dark wood floors and they do not suit darker greys at all - I had my heart set on grey for our kitchen but it looked shocking.…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Painting technique - what am I doing wrong?

I am currently sanding back all our door and window architraves and repainting to match our picture rails. It is a huge process because who ever painted before has…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Renovation...I don't think it will ever be done

I don't know if I like Service Central at all. I always get fools out and they end up quoting me a LOT more than the local company I…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Where is your man-hole (person hole)?

If you can believe it, we don't have one at all. Sigh. The joys of old houses.

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
recommendations for bendable/curved garden edging?

Not sure it will be suitable for your space given that it's for a kid's sandpit border, but we used some corrugated iron to edge our garden. It bends…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Bathroom Finally Finished.

Looks fantastic!! You bring me hope for my own pink bathroom :D

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
From 3 to 2 bedrooms. Your thoughts?

Hrm. Definitely look at other houses in the area. 3 bedders tend to achieve a better return from what I've seen on my hunt for an investment…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??

I agree with everything Riffa has pointed out. Banks won't be making much of a margin if they keep reducing the mortgage rates and the fact is they still…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Asbestos removal

Bumping this old thread up.
Any idea on the cost of replacing asbestos walls?
We have some walls which can't be prepped but are bowing and look terrible. So we thought…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
How hard to DIY tile a small shower area or approx cost?

We have absolutely no tiles in our bathroom and want to at least tile our shower area. We are getting really tired of stupid, outlandish quotes and are now…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
rules to follow when painting the house mostly white?

We have done the white thing in our postwar.
We have picture rails across all our walls. So we have a creamy white for the main wall and a brighter…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

It looks like we are going to have some issues raising ours due to the height limitations and our site. We have been suggested to keep the slab off…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

Thought you all might be interested to see what we came up with. Hopefully in a few months time I'll have some good updates for you :)

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Cost to paint exterior of house?

Bumping this up to hopefully get some more insight.
We are currently getting quotes to paint our 3 bedroom weatherboard (approx 100m2 of floor space) - and we've been quote $9,000…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Guestimate on gutter cost anyone?

Just bumping this up to see if anyone else has any insight. We have approx 50m of guttering to replace, including downpipes and are wanting to go with Colorbond.…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

Alrighty, needing ideas again.
I need a fair few screening trees... everyone has suggested Lilly Pillies, which are just gorgeous, but I'm trying to avoid having to trim hedges or keep…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Opinions please. Tiled or Wooden kitchen floor?

We didn't have much choice in the colour timber - we had dark hardwood so when it was polished up it became even shinier, dark hardwood. Agreed on it…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

Another stupid question about mulch. Do we have to dig up all the grass first or can we just dig where the plants will go and then mulch or…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

So far we used it just on a 2x1.5 back garden to try out and there wasn't much else to choose from. I didn't think pine bark would be…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

Well, I'm happy to say that my all Aussie Natives back and side gardens are coming along fabulously. I am itching to do the front, but we need to…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Wanted
What: Timber Front Fence (approx 20m frontage / with slope)
Area: Ipswich area

Please someone recommend if you've had some good fencing done. We are in desperate need of a…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Hi everyone.
Bit of a stupid question (and hopefully not an impolite one!) really, but how did everyone fund the raising / building? Did you have to wait until you…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Most important reno for resale / rental

We are unhappy with the location of our property - the street is much busier than we ever could ahve imagined and the trucks going past at 2am is beyond…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Bus stop.

Hrm. We have a bus stop (just the pole type thing, no seat or anything) just off to the side of our house and I have never noticed any…

15 years15 yearskarolkarol posted:
Sanding floor boards- how long?

For those going DIY, maybe look into quotes anyway. We were really surprised how affordable it was, didn't have to worry about wrecking the floors or sucking in all…

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