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12 years12 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
20K for small kitchen..unrealistic?

We too saved a bit by selling our old kitchen. It was through a company called "2nd chance kitchens" or something similar in Brisbane - it was quite a while…

12 years12 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
grr Banks!

I would say most major banks don't do their valuations in-house - they get them done by external valuers.

12 years12 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Help with window dressings please

I put curtains on all the sliding doors - much more practical than blinds esp in the bedroom to maybe close part way. I will be having a mix of…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Hiding toothbrushes/toothpaste

We have ours in the vanity cupboard. I bought from Ikea rectangular plastic containers that fit nicely into the space beside the basin and also cup things with a hook…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
what did you do with all ur packaging boxes after moving in?

The company that sold them to us gave us a partial refund. They didn't mind if they were written on etc, they just suggested to cut the tape with a…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
New house, old furniture

Same here. Old furniture and empty rooms. I will be glad to get new things piece by piece, as I see them (indecisive!!), and as funds allow.

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Our Poolhouse - Sneak Peeks, almost finished.

Hey I have a 17 yr old going cheap ......real cheap atm......honestly, as polite and pleasant a boy as you would ever meet.......can't guarantee what he'll be like in 10…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Is an exhaust fan needed in the WIP?

I wanted a vent in mine because I have a freezer space in there and was worried about the heat. There is a window but you cant have that…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Our Poolhouse - Sneak Peeks, almost finished.

Beautiful Kyton

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Top mount sink in stone: drainer or no drainer and taps

This is my second kitchen with stone benches and both times I have chosen a double sink with a drainer. I like the look of undermounts but for practicality a…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
New build in Indooroopilly, Queensland - advice appreciated

We spoke to a few designers and custom builders and they all said that project builders could do it much cheaper. We ended up getting more house for the money…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Butler's Pantry?

I have a sink in my pantry as well as a bench top rather than just shelves. I did it to add "wow-factor" to my fairly plain galley-style kitchen. I…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Did you get a handover present from builder?

We got a nice house number - it looks like slub-glass (but is plastic for safety) with silver numbers on it. Very happy with it and have had passer by…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Agent commissions and fees – QLD

Hi Grace,
I don't know where you are on the coast but Hillsea Real Estate advertise on their website that they do free advertising, might be worth a look.

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Urgent kitchen help!

Hey Org!
Your kitchen layout sounds exactly like mine. I moved the sink from the ( approx 4m) island and put it on the bench next to the oven and…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Freestanding 900mm cooker or built in?

Our freestanding cooker has silicone between the bench and it to stop crumbs etc going down. The builder said to cut it with a stanley knife if the cooker has…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
plantation shutters for stacker/sliding door

I have no window coverings as yet but I am planning to have plantations on the windows and probably curtains on the sliding doors - all in the one open…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Caesar stone join on island bench :-(

I have twice had stone benchtops installed and both times the kitchen people discussed where I wanted the join. The first time I would not have thought of such a…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
preparing backyard for sale.

How much would the turf cost? Assuming you would lay it yourselves?

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
cleaning polish porcelain tiles

I'm in that boat as well. I have been researching a bit on the net. Most of the advice is for a slightly abrasive cleaner - they are sold by…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Questions about sinks

I have both! The Blanco one was standard with the builder and the Oliveri one I seem to remember I had to pick it because the one the builder was…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Family rooms and pool tables

We have been in the house about 3 weeks and have a Pool table in the games room. I know it's still got that novelty value but it gets used…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
What colour ceaser stone benchtop have you got?? - HELP!!!

I haven't had handover yet (14th July Yay!!!!!). I have chosen white shimmer benches, white gloss cupboards and white glass splashbacks with Liquorish Linea laminex on the living room side…

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
handles for stained front door

I chose satin chrome this time.
I had goldtone in my last house (built 1992) and it did discolour after a while.

13 years13 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Nice kitchen...not mine though...and we have an invoice

I scored an extra set of mirrored sliding doors in our last house. We had settled on plain ones for the laundry but they put in mirror ones by mistake.…

14 years14 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Is there such a thing as too much gloss or white in akitchen

:) you must have excellent taste - our feature wall is hog bristle.........

14 years14 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Is there such a thing as too much gloss or white in akitchen

I had all white with terracotta floor in my last kitchen - loved it.
In my new kitchen I will have gloss white polytec cupboards, white shimmer cs benches and…

14 years14 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Are Westinghouse appliances OK??

I'm looking to get a Westinghouse upright freezer because of the interior set up. All the other brands have all drawers but the Westhse has a mix of drawers &…

14 years14 yearsmovingGalmovingGal posted:
Are heat pump hot water systems worth the money?

Thanks, I have decided to go ahead with the heat pump.

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