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5 years5 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Buying UK taps

I got a Perrin and Rowe one with no need to source extra bits that I'm aware of.

5 years5 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Double Hung Windows - Melbourne

I wanted the same thing and went for canterbury. Their service was better, but also I liked that the windows come right out of the frame for painting. They seemed…

5 years5 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Kitchen Taps - HELP

Water temperature in new places or renovations is restricted to 55 degrees in kitchens and 50 in bathrooms I believe.
Good luck with your search.

5 years5 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Natural fibre curtains?

Personally, I'd get them made by a seamstress - with my own fabric - or buy them OS.
Restoration Hardware in the US has beautiful ones. Not cheap, but far…

6 years6 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Mitre10 Imagine kitchen voucher for sale (worth $4500)

I have already extended it - they've been very generous!
Cheers,
Meg

6 years6 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Mitre10 Imagine kitchen voucher for sale (worth $4500)

I was lucky enough to win a voucher for a Mitre10 Imagine kitchen/laundry (of my choosing). I have been dealing with Mitre10 in Seaford and they have been great, but…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost to install fibreglass pool

Thanks, guys.
I probably should have explained that I actually won the pool and equipment in a competition.
The actual installation was not included. The quote I got for installation ($20K) included…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost to install fibreglass pool

Hello, just to be clear, that $20K does NOT include the actual pool or any equipment. That's just excavation and installation as explained above.
I'd rather not mention the provider at…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost to install fibreglass pool

Hello, team. I have received a quote to install a 4x8m fibreglass pool. The quote includes the relevant permits, excavation, removal of soil, pouring of a concrete beam around the…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Custom furniture

Mark Tuckey could be an option - I believe they do custom work. Not cheap, but lovely.

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I called Inform today and they seem to think it's doable, and the idea of a complete service, from start to finish is appealing. Will…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Righto, here's the scenario...
I am in inner Bayside Melb with a block that's just over 500sm. I want to demolish and rebuild a two storey house that's about 400sm (43…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Any home designs with 4m x 4m standard size minor bedrooms?

Something else to think about is usable space versus actual space. So, for example, a smaller room with high windows has more wall against which to place furniture than …

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

The size of the land can be an issue too. In Port Phillip, if the land is over 500sm you don't need planning permission for a single dwelling (including double…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Good old values and design

what is the issue exactly??
There is quite a bit of debate about the environmental, social and economic impact of extremely large houses becoming standard.
I plan to extend…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Good old values and design

I've been thinking about this a lot, after checking out display homes for the first time and being gobsmacked by the size of them.
I have a theory that people no…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Floor stain advice

We had Jason from MyFlooring (link above) do ours dark brown and I think he used walnut and black, although ours were slightly lighter than your pictures.
Frankly, I wouldn't do…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

So, we went to Williams Landing and it was very interesting (we also got Maccas on the way home, but that's another story...)
I am astounded by how big the houses…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

I LOVE the idea of the pick your room game!
Have tried to incorporate Maccas into the excursion but health nut husband is insisting we eat before we leave

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

Great idea, thanks. just Googled Williams Landing and it looks amazing.
I think we might even start there and see how we go. We have two small children so I suspect…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

We're planning a custom build (townhouses) but I'm keen to go and look at some display homes to get a feel for what we like and don't like!
We…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost per square metre - architect designed home in Melbourne

Thanks for all the responses. Interesting to see how much it varies.
The architect definitely said $3700 per square metre just for the build (and not including his fees). I…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost per square metre - architect designed home in Melbourne

Thanks for responding, guys. New build.
Block dimensions are 15m x 35m but we want to build two townhouses so Mum can live next door. (They don't have to be even…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Cost per square metre - architect designed home in Melbourne

I am going mad! I'm trying to work out whether or not we can afford to demolish and rebuild, but it's hard to get an idea of what the build…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Industrial-look windows/doors

I am looking at building a new house, and every time I see a place I like in a magazine it has metal (steel?) industrial looking windows and French doors…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
King Furniture

We have a King suite and I am pretty impressed with the quality. I'd buy from them again. I think design is often more important than where something is manufactured,…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
I think we've found it.... need objective advice!

Good for you!
Sounds like a great buy and I agree that development down the track could be an option.
We bought on a railway line and it's been no problem at…

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Rescode - set back question

Thanks for the great advice guys. I suspect you're right - their carport will not count as a building but mine would! I will speak to the council tomorrow.

7 years7 yearsmelbmegmelbmeg posted:
Rescode - set back question

I am thinking about demolishing my house and replacing it with two townhouses, one of which I would keep. (We're in City of Port Phillip in Melbourne)
I understand a 9m…

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