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13 years13 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Garden beds right next to house footings

Many thanks Razzle. My preference is to get rid of the soil and replace with paving.

13 years13 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Garden beds right next to house footings

Steve, I completely understand. I personally would never put a garden bed right up next to a house but unfortunately this is what I've purchased. Is there anything that you…

13 years13 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Garden beds right next to house footings

Hi there,
Our garden beds hug the external house walls and footings.
The soil is almost constantly damp/wet and I fear that this is creating a drainage problem for the house.
I was…

13 years13 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Laminate bench tops

I personally am interested in the high gloss timber look laminates from Laminex. Unfortuantely I haven't had any luck getting sample chips from Laminex (apparently I am not allowed samples…

13 years13 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Painting ceilings

Would anyone ever paint the ceiling the same colour as the wall? Or would you just keep it white?

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
What the heck do we do with south facing deck?

Hi everyone, we have a south facing kitchen and dining room.
The deck comes off the dining room via a sliding door.
We want to re-do the existing old deck which…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
MUSTY WARDROBES

Unfortunately if you're living in a rented premises there's not much that you can do about the smell other than getting the moisture camel like the first poster mentioned. You…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Re-wiring & re-plumbing

Hi stewy,
Well we have had a building inspection done on the property that we will probably put an offer on on Sunday and the inspector recommends that the electrics and…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Can you make a driveway?

Thought about a gravel driveway?
From http://renovate.realestate.com.au/outdo ... -driveways
Gravel/pebbles
A low cost, hardwearing option for those wanting a low maintenance driveway that can be upgraded later. Scoria gravel,…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
White kitchen cupboard doors - difficult to keep clean?

Hi there,
Would love to have a modern looking white kitchen (probably flat pack from Bunnings and get a handyman to install it for us). But just wondering if the white…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Re-wiring & re-plumbing

Hi Chelle,
Thank you so much. Gee if we could get away with $1K that would be great! However, I don't think we'll be so lucky.
Well its an old weatherboard house,…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Re-wiring & re-plumbing

Hi everone,
Has anyone ever had their older house re-wired and/or re-plumbed? May I ask how much it cost you and what is involved in such a task? Will the elctrician/plumber…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Has anyone dealt with Virgin Home Loans for their loan?

Seems to be one of the cheapest home loans around. But every time I ring them up to ask general questions I always get someone that I can't understand their…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
A 'square' is how much?

Not talking about 'square metres' here - but the number of 'squares'. I remember seeing that a 'square' was considered to be something like 9 metres x 9 metres.…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

Hi Donuts, That's so very helpful. My partner's suggestion is basically the same as yours - if we can afford it then we should do it properly.
Thank you to everyone!

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

Yak_Chat, I found the thread you were talking about. I did search the boards first before posting but must have been searching on the wrong term which is why I…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

Hi vpande, Thanks for your reply. What do you mean by 'we had pale grey wall tiles so did nothing for them' - do you mean that you kept the…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Hello from Sydney

Hi there, We're just looking at purchasing our first home and hope that we can learn a little from you seasoned renovators, as well as share our info and tips…

14 years14 yearssarahlousarahlou posted:
Bathroom - reglazing / resurfacing - anyone done it?

Would you use a reglazing/resurfacing company to paint / recolour your tiles and bath, instead of ripping them up and putting in new ones? According the reglazing company's website is…

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