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7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Advice needed on hearth colour - too much white?

Thanks Michelle and everyone for your comments - 3 to 1 white... mmmm, i might have to go with the majority!

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?

Not painted as yet! In a few weeks I'll have some pics for you, if you don't beat me to it!

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Advice needed on hearth colour - too much white?

Thanks Kiwi - my gut is still undecided!!?
Last week I had decided on the Snow caesarstone as hearth across the room, but just received some samples in the mail, and…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Wall, Trim and Ceiling colours - Help Please

I think ceilings look better white - even if its just a Ceiling White - will make the space look higher and bright.
Depends if you are after some contrast with…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Open fireplace or Coonara?

For me, if its ambience you're after, you can't beat an open fireplace. We've just installed one.
Yes, they are a little more hassle than gas, or enclosed, but I…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?

Yes, Antique white for me: full strength on walls, half strength gloss on fittings.

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?

Mook, make sure you put some pics up when its done

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
How important is matching ALL door hardware?

Bit the bullet and went with this one throughout:
http://www.recollections.com.au/detail_description/911/Hardware/Door%20Handles/2/1096%20Camden%20Lever%20Latch%20FG%20SCN/3019621096
Still has a bit of "deco" about it, and will still work with our new bifolds etc.
Sleven, I laugh every time I…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?

I'm thinking of doing exactly the same thing so glad i found this thread - how much lighter is half strength? Hard to imagine a lighter white...?

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Advice needed on hearth colour - too much white?

Was hoping for some feedback and advice for our fireplace hearth. The fireplace will sit in the middle of a wall unit with shelves either side, and a caesarstone…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
How important is matching ALL door hardware?

Yes - a very good point - I'm asking myself the same question!
I'm just full of indecision at the moment!!

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
How important is matching ALL door hardware?

We've fully renovated and extended our 1927 cal bung. I'm planning on having the more traditional style door handles for the first 3 rooms and hallway French doors. Something…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Wood burning fireplace-too much for 10k

We bought a Jetmaster open fireplace with flu etc on ebay for $1200, about $2500 less than retail. Our chimney didn't need to be brick, just the fire-retardent blue…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Jetmaster open fireplace hearth requirements

I love the look of the concrete ones too Aiah, but don't want to introduce another element into this open plan space (will be using the same surface in our…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Jetmaster open fireplace hearth requirements

We are installing a Jetmaster open fire place 850 model. We are surrounding it with a wall unit and installing a 400mm high caesterstone topped bench for use as…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Dropped ceiling over kitchen

Rizzo, that is one gorgeous kitchen!
What colour is your caeserstone?
Is that a laminex type finish on the front of your island bench. Am thinking of doing something similar, there's…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Drying cabinet - got one?

We'll be installing a drying cabinet in our new laundry (full height). We have ducted heating so I think an easy drying solution, instead of clothes horses around every…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Dropped ceiling over kitchen

Looking at your cornices Joles, you've got a classic look throughout your house. Personally I think that style looks better without the drop. A more modern square set…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Dropped ceiling over kitchen

I think it depends on the style of your home. We are renovating a 1920s cal bung and retaining 3.1 m ceilings throughout original and new parts of th house,…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

very nice

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

OK, yes please, may i see a pic Suh?

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

Suh, I'd forgotten about displaying towels. Its going to be my girls bathroom, so was going to offset the bright green bath with perhaps some bright pink towels to…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

Yes, it does. The main door sits bottom right in diagram.
Hubby says he will put in some kind of door stop to stop it bashing against the towel rail...
Its…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Advice needed on bath and shower sizes

Bathroom Doctor - that is precisely the option we've gone for and I'm so thankful for your post, as I was a little worried our bath was taking up the…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

I tend to agree that the hob around the bath looks best with floor tiles, though it might depend on your colour scheme. If you're going darker floors and…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Attack of the killer bath ?!

Well not quite, but wondering if our large bath is starting to overtake our new bathroom design.
The bathroom is 3600 x 2250. See plan below, would love your feedback:
The…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Bath inset height - advice please

Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Our tile height is 300mm, so I'm thinking a 600mm hob height might be best (and is what hubby is keen on - though he is…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Bath inset height - advice please

Hoping someone might know if there's a "standard" height for the surround around an inset bath.
We are wanting to do the surround in a feature mosaic tile, so it will…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
Really worried about exterior render colour

That really does look lovely - well done!
I like the Shale Grey/Surfmist/Ironstone combo - I wouldn't have thought of that.
I ended up going Shale Grey roof too, with Shale Grey…

7 years7 yearsshakyrenoshakyreno posted:
What about barge boards?

Thanks for posting the colours Michelle - I couldn't work out how to do that. Funny, but the Swampy actually looks lighter than Jasper on my test patches... …

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