Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
lofoten
55 Posts
lofoten
55 Posts
Loyal Member

Follow
55PostsMost Active Topics

lofoten

Joined 18 November 2008
Loyal Member
9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
If only I'd... I wish we had have... If I knew then...

Asked how many days a week our builder would be here. We (family of 5 with 3 kids under 6) lived in our house during the extension/renovation. There…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Is near enough good enough?

Our renovation/extension is pretty much complete. Awaiting final bill from builder. Meanwhile he has been back to 'fix' small things before he hands us the bill.
1. A…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Built in entertainment unit

Thats great! I think that integrating your air conditioning unit is a brilliant way of cooling your tv.
Well how about that i didn't even think of that at the time!…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Built in entertainment unit

It's made from Laminex, it's like a grainy alabaster. Same as our kitchen in the same area except the kitchen doesnt have the grainy look. It was $3,500.

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Built in entertainment unit

We had this built by our cabinet maker that also did our kitchen and laundry. We also got quite a few power points allowing for future technology.

Built in entertainment unit
9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Bathroom places in Melbourne

Gottleibs in Dandenong Road Ormond/Caufield were way cheaper than anyone else we went to. Got our laundry trough, door handles, taps, basins etc etc all from there. They…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Paying a tradesman for materials up front?

lofoten - Did the guy have a business name & how did you pay?
No he didn't have a business name. Just an add like "Call Mike for all your…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Paying a tradesman for materials up front?

If you are unhappy with the work, or beleave it does not fit the contracted agreement, take it up with the contractor straight away, (i'd suggest verbally and confirm it…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Paying a tradesman for materials up front?

I had a really bad experience with a trademan today. We agreed on a cash price a few weeks ago to complete a driveway job. The day before…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
The kitchen is finally complete, sharing some pics

Oh gee thanks :D I am happy with it (so exciting to have a dishwasher, never had one before!) I was…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
The kitchen is finally complete, sharing some pics

Our renovations are nearly finished :: 8 months later :roll: 5 months of cooking and living in…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Question for those who shop at Harris Scarfe

I bought some for our bedroom when we renovated it 2 years ago. I think the brand is Wilson and they were good quality with great block out. …

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Window Fittings

The final decision for the kitchen! We have a double window over the sink which faces our neighbours and i choose the wooden venetians today. Would have loved…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Splashbacks and tiles

We have just had a new kitchen installed and gonefor tiles over glass splashback. I would rather have spent the money on caesarstone benchtops then the glass splashback so…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Suggestions for 'floor' in driveway & under pergola

Thanks Da Vinci. Is exposed aggregate really expensive? I never got a quote but judging by the pics it looks like it is. Cementing or a hard…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Shower Shelf

I got all our taps, towel rails, shelves, etc etc etc at Gotleibs in Dandenong Road Caulfield. They were way cheaper than anywhere else i found. They are…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Cabinetry finishes

I've searched to try to find Earl's post on different finishes, but to no avail. Can anyone remember the title of the thread?
Was it this one? I found Earl's…

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Suggestions for 'floor' in driveway & under pergola

edited as i added the photo to the original message.

9 years9 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Suggestions for 'floor' in driveway & under pergola

As our renovations are near the end we now have the added cost of fixing and changing our driveway. The concrete floor of the old garage had to be…

Suggestions for 'floor' in driveway & under pergola
10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Ballpark figures to replace a meter box?

We are in Melbourne and also have a 1950's brick veneer house. We are nearing the end of our renovation and needed to upgrade our meter box as with…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
I stuffed the pantry up

Thanks heaps for your suggestions. I plucked up the courage and rang the cabinet maker and told him of my stuff up :oops:

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
I stuffed the pantry up

Went to the cabinet makers today to check out our kitchen he has made in his factory, loved it apart from the pantry. Our kitchen is quite large, around…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Did you go over your budget?

We are in the midsts of extending our 1950's brick home and making a few internal changes. We have added on a family room, study, kitchen, turned our dining…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Lights over Island Bench

Our Island bench will be 2.1 metres long and 1.3 metres wide. Electrician was in the other day and he and builder said we only need 2 pendant lights…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Where do you store recipe books? Display or not.

Our recipe books (and there's lots of them) have always been on display on the bench because there was never anywhere else to store them. Now the new kitchen…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
What makes you select a kitchen company?

I stayed clear of the big kitchen companies like Impala, Smith & Smith and others whose names escape me for now. I did go to one kitchen company in…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Walk in shower

Thanks Esg, it's all a bit technical for me, uploading, snipping and all that :lol: I did check your link and it took…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Bathroom Mirror medicine cabinets

Was out bathroom browsing today looking for a mirror around 1.2metres wide by around 800mm long and came across a mirrored medicine cabinet around these dimensions and 245mm deep with…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Glass brick window in bathroom?

Our bathroom has glass bricks as a window, it was renovated before we moved in 9yrs ago. It looks nice and lets in lots of natural light. Our…

10 years10 yearslofotenlofoten posted:
Walk in shower

oh you're so clever esg. I can't figure out how to put a diagram up but for the 2 x 2.7m room we are just looking at a 1.2m…

More
Joined homeone
18 November 2008

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018