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4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Opinions on our new home's facade? (Sonata by Masterton)

I like number 3 but perhaps with surfmist windows and a painted front door for a pop of colour.
I've seen some beautiful lime green and aqua blue front doors on…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
For those of you with above counter sinks...

We only have an above bench basin in the powder room and the finished height of the cabinet is 80cm and to the top of the bowl it's 96cm.

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ours is also not plastered.

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Retaining Wall - which wall is mine?

Obviously if you don't have neighbours either side you can't share the cost and you can't try and recover 50% or any % of your costs because they are your…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Retaining Wall - which wall is mine?

I believe the party that alters the natural landscape or fall of land is responsible to then retain it. If you are cutting into the land you need…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Printed glass splashback?

Have a look on the first page of the "Show Us Your Splashback" thread, kyton used a custom photo behind starfire clear glass. It's really lovely!

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Porter Davis homes

The best way I have found to clean the glass splashback is to use any multi purpose cleaning spray and then use paper towel with "Simple Green" glass cleaner available…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Exterior colours - SO CONFUSED!

Hi Emy,
We (I) chose Woodland Grey for our windows because I was worried Surfmist would look to stark, but I now feel the Woodland Grey windows are to dark with…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Exterior colours - SO CONFUSED!

Personally, I'd change the fascia to surfmist and have surfmist windows, but if you really wanted to keep the Dune fascia I'd have Dune windows. I chose dark windows…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ally I do understand your situation as it was for the very same reason we chose to do spotted gum floorboards after handover.
I was just trying to find something…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Porter Davis homes

What size are the upgrade tiles you have chosen? If they are porcelain and/or 600mm x 600mm then they are more difficult to lay and can require two tilers, so…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
upgrade to high ceiling?

If you can afford it, then I would definitely upgrade to 2.7 ceilings. It was high on our list of must haves when we built.

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Zero Lot Garage Wall Weep Holes

We're also in Vic and finished our build in September last year with garage on the boundary and we have weep holes. Our neighbour on the other side of us…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Window/no Window in downstairs Powder room

This is the window we had in the ensuite of the house we rented whilst building. The ceilings were also 2.7m high.
It had frosted glass but still let lots of…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Looking good so far hattie, love your pantry and when the benchtops and spashback go in it will really have the wow factor! Not sure what's going on with…

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Bamboo Flooring - by Porter Davis

I don't think PD do bamboo floors? They have either Bolero vinyl boards or floating timber overlay boards.

4 years4 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Need ideas for upgrades?

Wow!
I'll have the wine cellar trap door and the children will have that sleepover room....tick!

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Vote for "our house"

Voted :)

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Different shades of dune

Has the cladding been painted yet?

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Wood look tile dilema

Your welcome :D

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
How many pendants lights for a 2500mm long island?

Well, I have two large pendants as I felt having three was just to much for the space and also because everyone has three little ones and I like to…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Wood look tile dilema

We have timber floorboards and they have been laid lengthways from the front door so I would suggest option A. I think the open living area is big enough to…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Porter Davis

You can make changes between tender and contract just not structual changes as once you sign the tender, the working drawings are order in preparation for contract.
We also raised the…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
conveyancing around eastern suburbs

My family have used Lyn at Black and White Conveyancing approximately 10 times to buy or sell property. She is fantastic and they are located in Wantirna so nice and…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
Do you love or hate your high polished floorboards?

We have solid timber spotted gum floorboards in a gloss finish that are a very similar depth of colour to the boards you've chosen. We also have 3 children 14,…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
NBN in Grandvue, Officer?

There are still some titled blocks with the NBN available in stage 12 or 13 "The Curran Release" in Arena.
We could be neighbours :wink:

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
NBN in Grandvue, Officer?

You must be in the older part as the last few land releases (I believe from stage 9 onwards) in Arena do have the NBN.
Before we were connected to…

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
NBN in Grandvue, Officer?

Do you have the NBN in your part of the Arena Estate?

5 years5 yearsmimi23mimi23 posted:
How strong is render?

The garage wall in my post above was an acrylic render.

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