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3 years3 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
changing colour of polyurethane kitchen

Thanks so much for the info. We upgraded from laminex to polyurethane.
That price isn't too bad but I think we do have a couple of side panels that would…

3 years3 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
changing colour of polyurethane kitchen

I hate the colour of my kitchen cabinets. They are laminex colour "raw linen". I really want something lighter and brighter like laminex colour "parchment". Our cabinetry is polyurethane and…

4 years4 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
How to make kitchen lighter and brighter

We built a AVJ project home just under 2 years ago and when deciding on internal colours I was really nervous (not great with that sort of thing) so just…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Window tinting in sydney

Can anyone recommend a good company to get window tinting done in Sydney???
Main reason for window tinting is environmental ie to reduce heat gain in summer and loss in winter…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Porcelain tiles - tolerance and grout level

We moved into our newly built house in 2012 (still getting maintenance work done) and have always been unhappy with the floor tiles in the mail living area... We spend…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
sealed windows appear to have vent holes

They are through to the inside. How we noticed them as there was water inside in the frame from the strong storm we just had

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
sealed windows appear to have vent holes

We have a couple of sealed windows (ie they don't open)in our bedroom and with the strong wind and rain we noticed some water and thought that there must be…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
finished level of landscaping against house

any help anyone.
for those with new builds, what have you done if you have planting or paving beside the house, have you started with your dirt coming up to…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
level between planting and grass

so am i correct that dirt (in planting area), edging and lawn will be the same level and then mulch ontop of the dirt will therefore be raised?
Our ground…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
level between planting and grass

We are starting our landscaping and have planting along the fence line (approx 1m wide) and the grass. There will be edging between the two.
Should the finished level of the…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
finished level of landscaping against house

We are starting to complete our landscaping for our new build and am not sure if we are setting our landscaping levels right against the house.
Our house... Brick veneer on…

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
External Colours

Can I suggest ironstone for the fascia to match the guttering or a white if u want to split the house from the bricks
And a white for the eaves

5 years5 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
63mm v 89mm shutters

We got a measure and quote today for plantation shutters and because we have awning windows it looks like we will have to go for the 63mm instead of the…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
dvestate's Build - Blog updated :)

I had selected pearl grey bricks (same style different colour) I wanted to go flush mortar but was strongly recommended to change to rolled (or ironed) mortar which we did.…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
YET again issue with Metr!con

What does your contract say in relation to availability??? Our said that if something wasn't available we'd need to pick and complete a variation after all some things do get…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Water Meter installation

Thanks bashworth. Unfortunatly my Customer Service rep didn't know what the process is and couldn't be bothered to help so I rang Sydney Water and they are arranging meter to…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Water Meter installation

We are about to hand over.
I noticed that we don't appear to have our water meter installed (we do have water, has been there since before build started). Should have…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
How to pick a color for external brick bagging paint????

What about wattyl paints urban grey??

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
AV Jennings upgrades

I know for the blue print range you can choose signature or expressions or you can choose just to upgrade single items. I think for the new aurora collection it…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
who pays bills whilst your house getting built

I'm in nsw, it's in my contract that I will pay all gas and electricity during the build. I think water too.

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Paving or Stencil for driveway

we got stencil. I think you have to co-ordinate pattern and colour selection with house design.
issue with pavers that we have seen - weeds

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Handover inspection

Thanks both for your response. We do want to be pointing out everything so will now definitely be asking for bricks to be re-cleaned ESP since they are dark to…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Handover inspection

We have our handover inspection on Thursday (yay only 2 more days). I know that we will be doing a thorough check and looking for paint imperfections etc. is it…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Bathroom Renovation Help

Definitely go full height

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Bathroom Renovation Help

M parents did their bathroom with 200x 300 wall tiles to go with the 200x 200 on the floor. The wall tiles were laid vertically and they look fab!

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
extras by tradies

Check your contract, ours say if we have unauthorized work done we can get charged by the builder $1500!!
The only thing we got done was increasing tile height in wet…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Window finishes - curtains

Anyone?? Will these curtains look to pink??

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
Window finishes - curtains

We are going to move into our newly built house soon and want to get blinds/curtains ASAP. For the most part we will be getting plantation shutters of some kind…

6 years6 yearskdgirlkdgirl posted:
brand new driveway already patchy

Builder said he took a look at driveway and can't see anything wrong. I thought from pics alone it was so obvious. In reality I can even spot from car…

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