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9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
AT's build - Handover 11/12 - 79 day build!

I think the kitchen is going to be really quite dark there. Suggestions would be to put in a skylight or put double doors on the media room so…

9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Bin Cupboard

I'm a huge fan of the stand alone bin in a cupboard rather than the whole slide in/ fitted look. I think the fitted in / slide is a…

9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
built in book shelves and desks

I did a compromise and bought 6 identical bookcases (got unstained so I could stain them myself) then had a cabinet maker attach them to the wall and "build them…

9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Paying land tax on new home building site??

So using your logic - If it's possible to get a deduction for land tax then theoretically it would be possible to get a deduction for any interest paid…

9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Paying land tax on new home building site??

Love your optimism, but much rather not paying $600 than to whoo hoo at what will at most be a $282 deduction. :P

9 years9 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

I'd go concrete. All of them standup pretty well, we have a 20k metal one thats still going strong and it's nearly 25 years old. However its going to be…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Our house plans

Heya Cooramin,
Really love the house, I love the verandahs, deck and patio - it makes for a practical area outside and inside - especially for the outdoorsy family.
I really like…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Bed in an alcove

What about a moveable sofabed/futon thing that you can move to the alcove when people are staying ?. Not sure if this idea will work but perhaps consider something that…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
fireplace!

The Ecosmarts work off Metho (thus no gas lines) so they give off no fumes (similar to a candle). Actually thats really what they are - a big fire…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
fireplace!

You can look at what I'm considering, it's the Ecofireplace that requires no flue, same thing they put in on HOMEMADE last week
Check it out (no not selling them)

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Wood Bath Mat

I have a wooden bath mat in my current place (I actually think it was an ikea purchase years ago) and while it looks really good, it's not very comfortable…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Laundry Question

When it comes to laundries I'm really into the idea of thinking outside the box as when it comes to limited space, it does seem a little strange to dedicate…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
"upside down" house

Hi - I'm building an upside down house !!! - welcome to the very very tiny club, your member number two ::celeb:: . I'm…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Building on Land with a slope. Help!

Theres a few sloping block builders:
LP Warren Homes
Rycon Building Group
Greater Melbourne Homes

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Updated Floor Plan - Comments Please

I really like the changes you've made, in particular the extra storage is good, also the family room being closer to the kids rooms is a bit safer.
I like the…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Molasses and how to use it

I've had tubs of molasses for years and they hold up ok (to the point that I'm happy to feed it to my horses) so I wouldn't worry about a…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

Two people voted for the "Your weird..." bit - obviously I'm not trying hard enough :twisted:
One of the bonus's about owning a…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Which entrance door?

I'm a fan of pants off friday but I'd still go for Option A. It's not like people hang around front doors waiting to peer through.
That said I'm probably not…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Custom plans. I need your opinions!

I really like the secret door ::lol::

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
You have to see this!

At least it gives the building good ventilation and light ?.
See.... nutty ideas can be useful too :wink:

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
nice

Yup agree about the pebble bit, I do support the need for two swimming pools per house though ::cool::

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

I love you guys !!!! - so much support, I even don't mind the person who ticked the "your weird please stop using this forum" box - Helyn…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

It would be really really wrong to have it going from the master bedroom to the WIP wouldn't it ?. :oops: :oops:

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

I'm just grateful no-one has picked the 6th option ::surprise::

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

I feel so vindicated with all this support ! :) Yup definitely getting one now, I just hope my builder has an inner child…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

WOW - the rock wall that rocks !

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

Whoooo Hoooo - I feel so relieved ! :z: :z: ::celeb::
Ok granted the…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
I want a secret passage...

I was lucky enough to grow up in England in area filled with small villages, old houses and medieval castles. I read Enid Blyton books and Trixie Beldon detective books…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Choosing a good comfy big Sofa

Not sure where you are located but I'm going King Furniture - at the moment for me it's the Jasper in the main living and the Delta in the rumpus…

10 years10 yearsozkarnakozkarnak posted:
Floorplan advice - please...

Ello,
For what it's worth here are my thoughts :
Things I really like :
* Love the retreat, in the UK it would be called a "snug" but I think it's devine…

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