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9 d9 doklouiseoklouise posted:
Close in external cupboard - Brick or stud & blue board

if you mean that the backyard is occasionally flooded and potentially wet against the new wall i would first aim to restrict all water from anywhere near the house (eg…

20 d20 doklouiseoklouise posted:
Lay out ideas please

rearranging the master ensuite allows more space for bigger wiw (with external window and secret storage) bigger minor bedrooms with more biw and stealing surplus space off the family room…

22 d22 doklouiseoklouise posted:
Lay out ideas please

please post plan for upstairs and master suite

26 d26 doklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

the problem with the separate study is that it forces a specific location for the study door which changes how furniture can be arranged in the living area...the study size…

26 d26 doklouiseoklouise posted:
Advice from people with teens/tweens

in my experience young kids want to be with the adults and teenagers and young adults want their own space and thinking that two or more teenagers would prefer to…

26 d26 doklouiseoklouise posted:
A masterplan for staged renovation and extension

please post your new plans including dimensions

26 d26 doklouiseoklouise posted:
House plan on irregular block of land

based on approximate dimensions my suggestions include wider stairs and a narrower entry and upstairs hallways in favour of more space for guest and minor bedrooms and rearranging upstairs reduces…

28 d28 doklouiseoklouise posted:
House plan on irregular block of land

it's difficult to be specific without readable dimensions can you please add approximate room sizes in larger print

1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Custom Build - Floor Plan REVIEW PLS

my suggestions include variations to upstairs to make more useable furniture space in the master bedroom, the minor bedrooms more equal in size and use bed 4 wiw floor space…

Custom Build - Floor Plan REVIEW PLS
1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Suggestions on Floor Plan

proposed changes are not clear can you please post a floor plan of the existing house and some photos or a cross section plan to show the rooms in the…

Suggestions on Floor Plan
1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Suggestions on Floor Plan

the bedroom and bathroom are very cramped...how do you plan to use the upstairs spaces, is there a full height flat ceiling throughout, where is north and any views from…

1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Duplex floorplan

imo pushing the wall out to allow for a single run of stairs adds about 15-20sm of extra floorplan (ie equal to the area of an extra garage!) and possibly…

1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Duplex floorplan

many thanks for your kind words Simeon and happy weekend to you too... imo the floorplan is the most important investment in any building and i try to suggest…

1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

i think the bedrooms are already big enough but you may be able to extend just the bathroom to the dotted line under the eaves without extending the roof or…

1 month1 monthoklouiseoklouise posted:
Duplex floorplan

based on my estimate of the total original floor area (about 230sqm) my suggestion increases backyard and useable internal floor space without increasing total floor (where there are no views…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
North East Facing Canberra Home Extension - Plan Feedback

some more ideas to consider with space for bathroom and kitchenette downstairs makes for a self contained suite, upstairs has smaller sliding glass doors to allow for more kitchen counter…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Remodelling floor plan

thanks Samo, it really helps to have a better understanding of your ideas but i wouldn't change the location of the new bathroom (but knowing the precise internal dimensions of…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
A layman requesting guidance

your sketch shows new front bedrooms but where is the entry? and there are steps down to the laundry but is the new master still at the higher level or…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Remodelling floor plan

another option for you but i'm reluctant to suggest too much wall and plumbing changes as i know how much it costs and keeping the skylight will also help brighten…

Remodelling floor plan
2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Remodelling floor plan

my suggestions would be to minimise any wall removal and try and use existing rooms wherever possible to create a master suite with wiw and ens, separate laundry, open kitchen…

Remodelling floor plan
2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Is it possible to build cheaper than catalogue homes

we've done both new build and renovated old houses and by far the renovations are the most challenging and expensive but older houses had better locations and once completed have…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Is it possible to build cheaper than catalogue homes

having built new, renovated and extended using owner builder, subcontracting all labour or a full builders service while attempting to earn a living and look after a family i've…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

your latest plan looks like about 66sqm but my suggestion is moved towards the front of the house for a better look from the street and avoids any western windows…

Need help with Staircase location
2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

just need to understand the site better....i have a rough idea for two bedrooms, two baths and a lounge upstairs that is much smaller than the last plan .what is…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

pending your extra information is would seem worthwhile to use the garage but unless the garage is at least 6m wide inside it becomes too narrow to split into a…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Reconfigure floor plan

always depends on your personal family needs (eg this variation sacrifices an inside kitchen island for more open space and closer connection to the new alfresco (with western sun screens)…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Reconfigure floor plan

i'm sorry that you had to wait so long for my suggestions...i had a rough plan worked out that might be worth considering but was interrupted by other requests and…

Reconfigure floor plan
2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Reconfigure floor plan

i'm sorry that you had to wait so long for my suggestions...i had a rough plan worked out that might be worth considering but was interrupted by other requests and…

Reconfigure floor plan
2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
Need help with Staircase location

please include dimensions for proposed new ensuite, wiw, bathroom and bed 2 as well as the new downstairs floorplan and have you also compared the cost of selling and buying…

2 months2 monthsoklouiseoklouise posted:
North East Facing Canberra Home Extension - Plan Feedback

i would prefer the stairs to be central so that there is more useable floor space upstairs with an optional bathroom an dkitchen nook could make a comfortable self contained…

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