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ziggyboy

Canberra
Joined 5 January 2008
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9 years9 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Rebuilding retaining wall

I have a house awaiting settlement so I can't exactly back out! Anyway, the house has a paved patio at the back held by a retaining wall at the end…

13 years13 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Are we doing the right thing re increasing home value?

I suppose the simple answer would be yes it would increase your property's value; don't see why it wouldn't. I bought a 2br unit for $250k in February of this…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Kitchen door/divider?

I have recently fully renovated my 20-25yo 2br unit. The 'closed' kitchen room (as opposed to the modern open kitchens) has an entrance the size of a door from the…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Did anyone move in without floor coverings?

Funny that, I'm in a similar situation.
I'm fully renovating my unit and its taking forever but had to move out of my rental 3 weeks ago. All my things are…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Should I change my locks after a reno?

Is re-keying cheaper than buying new locks?

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Should I change my locks after a reno?

Instinct told me to change the locks right after settlement. Not long after I decided to renovate pretty much everything--kitchen, bathroom, flooring, and paint. Two weeks on I realised the…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Which benchtop colour to go with cream doors

Thanks guys. After looking at my walls again they're a bit more yellow than I had imagined. I passed by the showroom this morning and now I'm leaning towards Cashmere.

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Which benchtop colour to go with cream doors

My kitchen renovator doesn't have an extensive showroom. Fortunately for me the CaesarStone showroom is in Sydney so I might pop in sometime this week.

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Which benchtop colour to go with cream doors

I haven't quite decided yet but yeah I agree a shade of brown is best. Espresso would be good contrast colour though!

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Which benchtop colour to go with cream doors

My kitchen doors are whitish cream and my unit's walls are very light yellow. Which benchtop colour would look best with them?
I'm choosing from
http://www.caesarstone.com.au/pdfs/Colo ... o_2007.pdf

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
CAESAR STONE OR GRANITE??

I'm having my kitchen built with Laminex and Caesarstone. From what I've read granite and Ceasar both have their advantages/disadvantages. It seems "engineered stones" require less maintenance.

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Floor tiles over existing ones

My recently purchased unit has a bathroom and a toilet room. The toilet room has these really tiny tiles, like 3cm each. I want to change them and my renovator…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
What paint brand?

Thank you for your helpful posts

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
7 year guarantee

Renovator told me that their kitchens have 7 year guarantees and that they are required by law. Said if others don't have the guarantee then it's illegal. What a crock…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
7 year guarantee

Does anyone have more info on the 7 year guarantee? Is it required by law and what does it cover?

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Electrician charging $1000/day

Figured as much.
I got a good quote for my kitchen renovation--my 3rd kitchen quote. I told the renovator I was looking for someone to change the light fittings he was…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Electrician charging $1000/day

Is $1000 a realistic figure for an electrician to charge for a day's work changing 11 light fittings and 6 wall sockets? I don't know but that seems like a…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Order of renovations

I'm having things done by different tradesmen just don't know what the order or renos should be like. Let me know if this is ideal:
1. Bathroom, kitchen, electricals and minor…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
What paint brand?

Will someone please enlighten me as to which paint brands are best value and why? I went to Bunnings to have a look at colours and paint but there are…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Interest rates above 10%?

hmmm....im having the classic dilemma of deciding between variable or fixed home loan.

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Interest rates above 10%?

Do you guys think interest rates will surpass the 10% mark within the next 3 years?

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Owner occuppied or investment?

Ok at the moment I'm deciding whether to buy a first home to live in or as an investment. My end goal would of course be to achieve neutral/positive gearing…

14 years14 yearsziggyboyziggyboy posted:
Estimate for basic renovation

Hi, I'm soon to be a first home buyer and would like some renovation advice.
The 2br unit I'm interested in buying is 18 years old. The kitchen and bathroom were…

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