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TinaG

Central Queensland
Joined 14 April 2009
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3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Planning our kitchen

We have a corner pantry, and I love it. You can see everything, plenty of space.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
My Reno Rescue

Looks great, love the new kitchen

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Where to fit external lights in new home

I would place them at the entry and garage, and at the laundry, as well as to the rear of the dining/family.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Is this true about single storey homes?

I would agree they have less resale value. It can feel a bit claustrophic to be 'looked down on' by your neighbours.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Ugly or not?

it looks very barn-like. In Qld you'd want a verandah or two - but I assume Huon Valley is in Tas? In which case you probably won't be spending much…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Ensuite via WIR or separate entrance?

I think it's a personal preference. I prefer them separate, for mould issues.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Sharon's Build HGWA countdown to splashback

I imagine that would supply the pump since the system itself is gas?

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Blind help please

We have a cream sunscreen one- you can't see through it from the outside at all (during the day), but still can see out from inside, have light and get…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Statesman-Greenock at Elizabeth Park - moved in

Congratulations on keys! Garage floor looks great

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
West facing bedrooms

Will you have enough space to plant some trees on the western side?

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Cost front door replacement?

that sounds about in the right ballpark. Cost does depend on the style of the door as well.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
How Do I Organise Fencing With Neighbours on a New Build?

We negotiated with our neighbours, one gave us the cash direct, the other paid the fencer.
I sent our neighbours a letter about the fencing, along with two quotes, and…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Show me your bathroom/ensuites?

our main bathroom - looks much the same now, except with towels and bath toys

ensuite, pre and post move-in

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Greenies build - moved in - pics

hi vetty, sorry I missed your post.
here is our kitchen plan, you can see the pantry dimensions, 1100 by 1100. We have 2.7m ceilings too, and opted to have…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Greenies build - moved in - pics

Garage door is in!
Bathroom sinks are in, the plumber was there today

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Greenies build - moved in - pics

Windowsand doors are in. Gyprock will be next, then bricks.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Our custom home -downslope- New blinds installed

omfg unbelievable!

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Help with bathroom design.

I like that design knightlux

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Got to do this today!!!

congrats! no idea on bal sorry

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Greenies build - moved in - pics

Hi all
my husband and I are first time builders in Central Queensland. We have been in our smallish 3 bed queenslander for four years now and are after something a…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Greenies build - moved in - pics

So we've been in almost two months now, and are almost done with our decorating.
Front
Stone garden
Entry
Media/lounge

Living/kitchen/play/dining
Main bed and ensuite

Son's room

Things to do-
finish the baby's room
tidy and organise the 'junk room'…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Suggestions/opinions on new plan

For solar benefits, you want living areas towards the north, and bedrooms to the south. If possible, minimise western windows. Agree with kat, draw all your furniture as you'll have…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
dead looking turf rolls

lots of molasses and seasol (mix with water in a watering can)

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Theater rooms??

Ours is our main TV/lounge room. We have a small kids lounge in the main living area, but the theatre is 'our' room. It has our big TV (+ gaming…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Building our first home -- HELP!!

We built with a small local builder. They offered a decent price for what we wanted (we got a few quotes, from big builders and small). They also offered a…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
Decision time

We worked out the rough plan we wanted, and then looked at builders to see who had something similar.

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
What’s the point in data points?

We got data points for our game consoles, media streaming, TVs. If this is something you will never use, then no need to stress about it. If you are in…

3 years3 yearsTinaGTinaG posted:
list of things to fix

We would regularly visit site, and bring up any issues as we noticed them. Sometimes the builder had already organised to fix, other times not, and he never got narky…

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