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OurLindrum52

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Joined 17 February 2010
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13 d13 dOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

4 months4 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

7 months7 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

8 months8 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

8 months8 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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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9 months9 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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, Mum…

9 months9 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

9 months9 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

11 months11 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

11 months11 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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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12 months12 monthsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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
1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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
1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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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1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

Approx 1200mm.

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Backyard size

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

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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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1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi jmor4221
Just sent you a PM.

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 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.…

1 year1 yearOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Dishdrawers

Keep the dishdrawer. My wife and I have had these for years and prefer to the 'normal' dishwashers partly because of the practicality of being able to do smaller…

2 years2 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Plan advice please!

Make sure you read this thread too: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823 While you're adding power points, consider adding power points inside vanity cupboards,. Great for electric toothbrushes, hairdryers, etc.…

3 years3 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Walk through Butlers Pantry to Laundry???

Absolutely. Our Butlers Pantry walks thru to the laundry. The laundry also has it's own door to the hall on one side and outside on the other. For…

3 years3 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades

Get your ground floor light points sorted. Even if you're just putting in bayonet points and replacing these after handover, it's much easier than trying to chase a wire…

3 years3 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Building Metricon Glendale38

Hi Glendale38
We have 600x600 rectified porcelain but did this after handover - much cheaper by half! Sent you a PM.
Paul

4 years4 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Cold water tap for fridge

I've also heard a good suggestion to put the tap in a cupboard next to or above the fridge recess if you can. That way you don't have to…

4 years4 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
My home in the making :)

Love the separation of the master bedroom from the living areas. Very important. Have you considered putting French doors to bedrooms 2 & 3 that open onto that…

4 years4 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Cool plan! Love the big alfresco.
A couple of things:
1. Washroom great idea considering you're planning pool. Consider swapping the position of the shower and toilet in this room…

4 years4 yearsOurLindrum52OurLindrum52 posted:
Bathroom Reno - Disagreement with Wife - FINAL SOLUTION

If you have a door - at least you have the option to close it! Look at cavity slider if you're not in WA (where brick internal walls would…

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