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OurLindrum52

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Joined 17 February 2010
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4 months4 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Kitchen layout question

Option 1 seems most practical than the L shape - assuming it will be rotated so that there is a direct access from dining to pantry. It offers a…

5 months5 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Feature Glass near entrance

Double-glazing will help with keeping the house cool/warm. Will allow a lot of natural light in and great potential for water feature, etc. You didn't mention which direction…

5 months5 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Floor Plan Advice

I would convert that to a WIR for the master bed. Also, extend the wall from bed 2 creating a small hallway so you're not looking into the bathroom from…

Floor Plan Advice
7 months7 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

Pittosporum silver sheen make a good screening plant. Grows to 3 - 4 metres, small round eaves and an evergreen. Fairly good as a hedge too as trim…

7 months7 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

In the 70's (yes that long ago) my parents extended and built a new kitchen/family room. They put the fridge in the pantry mainly because it was so old,…

7 months7 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Frameless shower

Most doors also swing inwards, however we just put the mat to the side to step onto it after a shower. Also, I like to dry myself off as…

10 months10 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Floor tiling

You are correct as wet areas must be tiled to get your Cert of Occupancy so the builder can hand the house over to you.
We had the same issue; and…

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1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Zip Taps - are they worth it or a PITA?

We are on our third one in 5 years! We bought the first one (new) from a plumber via eBay. Leaked. Second one, via eBay also, motherboard…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

The internal elevations of your construction drawings will have the layout of the laundry showing sink, taps, cabinets, etc. The building contract will have the standard specifications and your…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
advise needed to improve view

I built a panel outside the kitchen window. Then created a vertical garden using stag ferns. This is the panel when first built and now with established…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Shady back lawn

Personally I would not put lawn right up the house...not just because of the issues you are having now (ie lack of sunlight to ensure good growth) but the watering…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Is my new buffalo lawn dead

We had a very cold winter here in Melbourne, and my buffalo basically went dormant and looks much like your photo, particularly in heavily shaded areas. Also, the winter…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Take a look at pittosporum silver sheen. It is an evergreen used mainly for hedges and screening if planted close together. We planted them along dead side of…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Help with my geraniums (and blueberry tree) from bugs please

The dark band in normal, and indicates this is a zonal geranium. (Zonal due to the dark pattern on the leaves.) The other plant is a weed so get…

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2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Drying Cupboards

Asko make a drying cabinet, about the size of a broom cupboard and supposed to be low energy. (http://www.asko.com.au/products/laundry ... -assistant) I recall growing up,…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Shower/toilet location logic?

Keep in mind some builders do not allow tiled niches on exterior walls. For that reason we changed the ensuite layouts to the second image. (Mould has never been…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Dishwasher height and maybe integrated?

You'll find both integrated and built-in dishwashers are basically the same size, except an integrated dishwasher has a front that accepts a door/panel to match your existing cupboards. Since they…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
recommendation for a built in microwave

We bought an LG SolarDom (built-in model LG MZ9480YRC 3-in-1) from Harvey Norman seconds, well under $1,000 from memory. It fits a standard 460mm wide opening. It's been replaced by…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

Beautiful home! While I think of it...check the way the ducting was installed in your ceiling. We built with M also around 5 years ago (Lindrum 52, now The Milan…

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2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
What to consider when finalizing electrical layout?

Think about powerpoints inside cupboards; eg inside the vanity for hairdryer, toothbrush, etc. You can leave these hidden inside the cupboard. Also inside cupboards for things such as…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Well we did plan to have a pool down that side and the house has screw piers, but of course funds ran out for the pool! The pond is…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Metricon Vantage

I know there has to be a limit on changes as you can go overboard and it adds up quickly, but one thing we did and don't regret, was adding…

Metricon Vantage
2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Thanks It took almost 5 years to get the backyard and side done. I was a bit daunted by what we had planned to do, and since I planned…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Metricon Vantage

We had same problem. You could do what we did and put a heated towel rail on the wall to the left (or right of the bath), and a hook…

Metricon Vantage
2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

No problem. We also have approx. 5 metre width between fence and side of the house. As this is north-facing we use that for outdoor entertaining as well…

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2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Approx 1200mm.

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Thanks pshome. Still needs some mulch and few more plants. Have upload some more.

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Most blocks these days result in small backyards, but it is what it is. It's how you manage the space you have. Our backyard is 5m deep but 16m wide…

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2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi jmor4221
Just sent you a PM.

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Dishdrawers

We bought the stainless steel. It has same finish and handles as the F&P fridge. We have white cabinets but appliances are all SS; eg oven, hotplates, MW, etc.…

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