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Sarah3456
14 May 2017
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May 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Hi
I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I'm planning to buy a new king bed and I've seen one I really like. It's on slats and I've always had ensembles before.
My concern is my mattress is a standard king which is 183cm wide and the bed internal measurement is 188cm wide so they'll be 2.5cm gap between the bed and mattress. That seems quite wide to me and I'm concerned you'll see the slats.

To those with slat beds what size a gap do you have between bed and mattress? And those with kings do you mind telling me the internal measurement of your king? Is 188 bigger than normal?

Thanks!

Sophie
Hi
I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I'm planning to buy a new king bed and I've seen one I really like. It's on slats and I've always had ensembles before.
My concern is my mattress is a standard king which is 183cm wide and the bed internal measurement is 188cm wide so they'll be 2.5cm gap between the bed and mattress. That seems quite wide to me and I'm concerned you'll see the slats.

To those with slat beds what size a gap do you have between bed and mattress? And those with kings do you mind telling me the internal measurement of your king? Is 188 bigger than normal?

Thanks!

Sophie
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Sarah3456
14 May 2017
1
May 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Hi
I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I'm planning to buy a new king bed and I've seen one I really like. It's on slats and I've always had ensembles before.
My concern is my mattress is a standard king which is 183cm wide and the bed internal measurement is 188cm wide so they'll be 2.5cm gap between the bed and mattress. That seems quite wide to me and I'm concerned you'll see the slats.

To those with slat beds what size a gap do you have between bed and mattress? And those with kings do you mind telling me the internal measurement of your king? Is 188 bigger than normal?

Thanks!

Sophie
Hi
I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I'm planning to buy a new king bed and I've seen one I really like. It's on slats and I've always had ensembles before.
My concern is my mattress is a standard king which is 183cm wide and the bed internal measurement is 188cm wide so they'll be 2.5cm gap between the bed and mattress. That seems quite wide to me and I'm concerned you'll see the slats.

To those with slat beds what size a gap do you have between bed and mattress? And those with kings do you mind telling me the internal measurement of your king? Is 188 bigger than normal?

Thanks!

Sophie
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Sarah3456
4 July 2016
3
Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Ive may have managed to figure out photos.

This is a link to an album- it shows the light carpet I'd like to get but am nervous about. And also a darker carpet but I find this Tok dark for my tastes!

http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Sofa22 ... t=3&page=1
Ive may have managed to figure out photos.

This is a link to an album- it shows the light carpet I'd like to get but am nervous about. And also a darker carpet but I find this Tok dark for my tastes!

http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Sofa22 ... t=3&page=1
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Sarah3456
4 July 2016
1
Jul 04, 2016 2:52 pm
Hi. I'm struggling to pick carpet. My walls are a light grey although they are slightly darker than I thought they'd be. I like soft pale tones.

I'm struggling with carpet colour upstairs. Downstairs were having timber floors. I know grey is the obvious choice but I don't want the place to look too cold.

I'm considering a light beige /tan carpet. Can I get your opinions if this would work. I'd hoped to download photos but can't seem to get that to work! I'm nervous it will look odd!
Hi. I'm struggling to pick carpet. My walls are a light grey although they are slightly darker than I thought they'd be. I like soft pale tones.

I'm struggling with carpet colour upstairs. Downstairs were having timber floors. I know grey is the obvious choice but I don't want the place to look too cold.

I'm considering a light beige /tan carpet. Can I get your opinions if this would work. I'd hoped to download photos but can't seem to get that to work! I'm nervous it will look odd!
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Sarah3456
5 June 2016
1
Jun 05, 2016 12:30 pm
Hi
I could do with some advice and recommendations for my walk in robe.
You walk through the the WIR to get into the ensuite and in the ensuite we have white 2 pax shaker door cabinetry. As the two rooms are connected and next to each other we thought we should do our walk in robe in white also. We'd originally planned for a light oak riven laminate but now think going from oak to white might be weird.

But i have no idea on what white to use. I don't want to go white melamine as I'd like it to be higher quality. But I don't know which the higher quality whites are and I don't want it to look like a melamine. I'm after something that's robust and you can tell it's a swankier product if that makes sense?

Any recommendations on what to use??

Thanks!
Hi
I could do with some advice and recommendations for my walk in robe.
You walk through the the WIR to get into the ensuite and in the ensuite we have white 2 pax shaker door cabinetry. As the two rooms are connected and next to each other we thought we should do our walk in robe in white also. We'd originally planned for a light oak riven laminate but now think going from oak to white might be weird.

But i have no idea on what white to use. I don't want to go white melamine as I'd like it to be higher quality. But I don't know which the higher quality whites are and I don't want it to look like a melamine. I'm after something that's robust and you can tell it's a swankier product if that makes sense?

Any recommendations on what to use??

Thanks!
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Sarah3456
7 May 2016
14
May 07, 2016 1:33 pm
Thanks everyone. And good advice Freye

It's not actually the builder charging us but the painter. The builder is just passing on the cost the painter is charging. I'm meeting the painter early next week to try and sort something out.

Where we have actually had a issue with the builder is that in the contract it states we can have white and 2 colours. Which is what we've done- White on the ceiling and skirting and 2 colours for the rooms (the beige and blue) But he's turned around and said White is for the ceilings and even though we are doing the architraves and skirting the same white it's considered one of the two colours. But the contract doesn't specify that. As far as we're concerned we chose white and 2 colours. So we don't think this $1300 is actually our cost to pay.
Thanks everyone. And good advice Freye

It's not actually the builder charging us but the painter. The builder is just passing on the cost the painter is charging. I'm meeting the painter early next week to try and sort something out.

Where we have actually had a issue with the builder is that in the contract it states we can have white and 2 colours. Which is what we've done- White on the ceiling and skirting and 2 colours for the rooms (the beige and blue) But he's turned around and said White is for the ceilings and even though we are doing the architraves and skirting the same white it's considered one of the two colours. But the contract doesn't specify that. As far as we're concerned we chose white and 2 colours. So we don't think this $1300 is actually our cost to pay.
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Sarah3456
7 May 2016
11
May 07, 2016 12:30 pm
Frye- yep I get your point. And that's what we concluded must be the reason. But surely it's not $1300 worth of extra work? It's the amount the staggers me.
Frye- yep I get your point. And that's what we concluded must be the reason. But surely it's not $1300 worth of extra work? It's the amount the staggers me.
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Sarah3456
7 May 2016
9
May 07, 2016 11:51 am
Narrewarren01 Narrewarren01
Builders charge $250 per wall so I think the pricing is spot on.

If u want Save paint the walls after handover



But I'm not asking for 3 new rooms to be painted. I just want them a different colour. Same amount of work and same amount of paint.
Narrewarren01 Narrewarren01
Builders charge $250 per wall so I think the pricing is spot on.

If u want Save paint the walls after handover



But I'm not asking for 3 new rooms to be painted. I just want them a different colour. Same amount of work and same amount of paint.
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Sarah3456
7 May 2016
6
May 07, 2016 9:43 am
When you say it is for paint are you meaning this sounds reasonable? Or meaning increasing the cost to $1300 is too much just for paint?

I'm afraid I disagree that $1300 isn't much mm Rubin terms of construction. All costs need to be justified! Would you say the same if the electrician turns round and said an additional plug point cost $1300?? That's construction! I fail to understand how a second colour costs so much when it's the same volume of paint , same amount of work and cutting in.

I'm baffled!
When you say it is for paint are you meaning this sounds reasonable? Or meaning increasing the cost to $1300 is too much just for paint?

I'm afraid I disagree that $1300 isn't much mm Rubin terms of construction. All costs need to be justified! Would you say the same if the electrician turns round and said an additional plug point cost $1300?? That's construction! I fail to understand how a second colour costs so much when it's the same volume of paint , same amount of work and cutting in.

I'm baffled!
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Sarah3456
6 May 2016
1
May 06, 2016 10:26 pm
Hi
We are building a house and without going into all th complicated detail we've hit an issue with our builder regarding the internal painting.

We are doing white ceilings and white skirting boards and architraves. The walls are all beige except for two bathrooms and master bedroom where we are doing a pale blue. Because we are doing these three rooms a different colour the painter is saying it will cost an additional $1300. We can't comprehend why it's so much money just to use a different colour. Preparation is surely the same - same amount of cutting in and same volume of paint. Only difference is they need to stop and wash the brushes etc to apply the blue. Are we missing something? Can this $1300 really be justified?
Hi
We are building a house and without going into all th complicated detail we've hit an issue with our builder regarding the internal painting.

We are doing white ceilings and white skirting boards and architraves. The walls are all beige except for two bathrooms and master bedroom where we are doing a pale blue. Because we are doing these three rooms a different colour the painter is saying it will cost an additional $1300. We can't comprehend why it's so much money just to use a different colour. Preparation is surely the same - same amount of cutting in and same volume of paint. Only difference is they need to stop and wash the brushes etc to apply the blue. Are we missing something? Can this $1300 really be justified?
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Sarah3456
26 November 2015
7
Nov 26, 2015 8:32 pm
Thank you everyone for your help and photos. They do look good. I guess my only concern is really if they work in a bathroom. I've seen photos and they look good but ice not actually seen them myself at any houses. So I feel like I'm taking a risk and concerned that if we so ever sell out home people may be put off. But I think we are going to go for it anyway!
Thank you everyone for your help and photos. They do look good. I guess my only concern is really if they work in a bathroom. I've seen photos and they look good but ice not actually seen them myself at any houses. So I feel like I'm taking a risk and concerned that if we so ever sell out home people may be put off. But I think we are going to go for it anyway!
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Sarah3456
25 November 2015
3
Nov 25, 2015 9:18 pm
They are lovely. Where did you get those from?
They are lovely. Where did you get those from?
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Sarah3456
25 November 2015
1
Nov 25, 2015 8:56 pm
Hello

I know this is largely down to personal opinion but my head is spinning owth my bathroom tiles and I'd love opinions

I am thinking of putting a timber tile down in the bathroom floor- it would run into the shower also. The walls have white panelling half way up and I'm going to paint a sift grey above and do shaker cabinets.

Has anyone sued timber tiles in the bathroom? Do you think they will look good? I liked the idea of softening the room. They will be coming off carpet as its for the upstaits bathrooms only

I was going to insert a photo but I'm not sure how so if anyone ones I will pop on what I mean!
Hello

I know this is largely down to personal opinion but my head is spinning owth my bathroom tiles and I'd love opinions

I am thinking of putting a timber tile down in the bathroom floor- it would run into the shower also. The walls have white panelling half way up and I'm going to paint a sift grey above and do shaker cabinets.

Has anyone sued timber tiles in the bathroom? Do you think they will look good? I liked the idea of softening the room. They will be coming off carpet as its for the upstaits bathrooms only

I was going to insert a photo but I'm not sure how so if anyone ones I will pop on what I mean!
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Sarah3456
14 November 2015
3
Nov 14, 2015 5:55 pm
Thanks for your reply PHL. We are using PLUM but our cabinet maker said we would need shadow line. Are the mechanical push a lot more expensive?

Id rather just do two but for the same reason as you I don't want to open two drawers to get a fork out!

Those people with two drawers does this bother you? Or is it one of those things that when I have it I won't care?

Thanks!
Thanks for your reply PHL. We are using PLUM but our cabinet maker said we would need shadow line. Are the mechanical push a lot more expensive?

Id rather just do two but for the same reason as you I don't want to open two drawers to get a fork out!

Those people with two drawers does this bother you? Or is it one of those things that when I have it I won't care?

Thanks!
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Sarah3456
14 November 2015
1
Nov 14, 2015 3:25 pm
Hi
We are doing all our cabinets under the bench top as drawers with shadowlines ie handles.

Now we have the decision to make on whether we to go for 2 deep drawers with a hidden drawer inside the top one or 1 small drawer and 2 medium. By this I'm referring to number of drawers going from bench top down to floor.

Is there any advantage of one over the other? Both seem popular so I am not sure which is best. Would like to know any pros and cons!

Thanks!
Hi
We are doing all our cabinets under the bench top as drawers with shadowlines ie handles.

Now we have the decision to make on whether we to go for 2 deep drawers with a hidden drawer inside the top one or 1 small drawer and 2 medium. By this I'm referring to number of drawers going from bench top down to floor.

Is there any advantage of one over the other? Both seem popular so I am not sure which is best. Would like to know any pros and cons!

Thanks!
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Sarah3456
27 July 2015
1
Jul 27, 2015 8:55 pm
We were going to go for timber but we keep pushing our budget more and more and are trying to find ways to keep the costs down

Our builder raves about vinyl planks saying they are less likely to scratch, nicer to walk on and look like real timber.

Those of you with the vinyl are you happy with it? Does it look real? Do those not in the know think it's real? Any photos??

Thanks so much.
We were going to go for timber but we keep pushing our budget more and more and are trying to find ways to keep the costs down

Our builder raves about vinyl planks saying they are less likely to scratch, nicer to walk on and look like real timber.

Those of you with the vinyl are you happy with it? Does it look real? Do those not in the know think it's real? Any photos??

Thanks so much.
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Sarah3456
26 July 2015
1
Jul 26, 2015 9:56 pm
We are building a new 2 storey home. In the current plans there is an open plan kitchen / living/ dining downstairs. As you come up the stairs we have a rumpus area with an indoor balcony that overlooks the dining area. So basically above the dining area downstairs we have a void that goes up to the roof. This is approx 2.6m x 4.5m.

I love the idea of this. It will have huge glass windows and the will bring in so much light. Aesthetically I love it! But I'm concerned that practically we will regret it due to the noise. The kids will have this as their rumpus/ TV area. Do you think the noise will be too bad? Or it's something we will live with? The rumpus area is 4.5m and 4 metres so our option is to scrap the void and just make a bigger rumpus?

Thanks so much. I'm so confused!
We are building a new 2 storey home. In the current plans there is an open plan kitchen / living/ dining downstairs. As you come up the stairs we have a rumpus area with an indoor balcony that overlooks the dining area. So basically above the dining area downstairs we have a void that goes up to the roof. This is approx 2.6m x 4.5m.

I love the idea of this. It will have huge glass windows and the will bring in so much light. Aesthetically I love it! But I'm concerned that practically we will regret it due to the noise. The kids will have this as their rumpus/ TV area. Do you think the noise will be too bad? Or it's something we will live with? The rumpus area is 4.5m and 4 metres so our option is to scrap the void and just make a bigger rumpus?

Thanks so much. I'm so confused!
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Sarah3456
26 July 2015
1
Jul 26, 2015 9:39 pm
We are building a new 2 storey home. In the current plans there is an open plan kitchen / living/ dining downstairs. As you come up the stairs we have a rumpus area with an indoor balcony that overlooks the dining area. So basically above the dining area downstairs we have a void that goes up to the roof. This is approx 2.6m x 4.5m.

I love the idea of this. It will have huge glass windows and this will bring in so much light. Aesthetically I love it! But I'm concerned that practically we will regret it due to the noise. The kids will have this as their rumpus/ TV area. Do you think the noise will be too bad? Or it's something we will live with? The rumpus area is 4.5m and 4 metres so our option is to scrap the void and just make a bigger rumpus?

Thanks so much! I'm so confused and don't want to make a costly mistake!

Sarah
We are building a new 2 storey home. In the current plans there is an open plan kitchen / living/ dining downstairs. As you come up the stairs we have a rumpus area with an indoor balcony that overlooks the dining area. So basically above the dining area downstairs we have a void that goes up to the roof. This is approx 2.6m x 4.5m.

I love the idea of this. It will have huge glass windows and this will bring in so much light. Aesthetically I love it! But I'm concerned that practically we will regret it due to the noise. The kids will have this as their rumpus/ TV area. Do you think the noise will be too bad? Or it's something we will live with? The rumpus area is 4.5m and 4 metres so our option is to scrap the void and just make a bigger rumpus?

Thanks so much! I'm so confused and don't want to make a costly mistake!

Sarah
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Sarah3456
23 July 2015
4
Jul 23, 2015 8:10 am
Thanks both - that's really helpful.

Photos really help me visualise. I think as your a metre longer tbrown we should go the extra metre wide to stop us being squeezed in.

Do you know how long your table is? Your layout is pretty much what I want!

Thanks!
Thanks both - that's really helpful.

Photos really help me visualise. I think as your a metre longer tbrown we should go the extra metre wide to stop us being squeezed in.

Do you know how long your table is? Your layout is pretty much what I want!

Thanks!
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Sarah3456
22 July 2015
1
Jul 22, 2015 9:26 pm
Hi

We are getting close to finalising our house plans. We have an alfresco area that is 7.6m x 4m but I'm not sure if this is going to be big enough and if I should make it 5m wide.

On it id like to fit a build in BBQ area, 8 seater table and ideally also have an area to fit a few small armchairs and a table so we can chill and have a glass of wine! I feel this might be a tight squeeze with the size it currently is?

Do you think I should make it 7.6 x 5 metres? Or will this still be too small for what I want to do? At the opposite end to the BBQ we will have a pool that wraps around the house so can't make the deck longer.

Thanks so much!!
Hi

We are getting close to finalising our house plans. We have an alfresco area that is 7.6m x 4m but I'm not sure if this is going to be big enough and if I should make it 5m wide.

On it id like to fit a build in BBQ area, 8 seater table and ideally also have an area to fit a few small armchairs and a table so we can chill and have a glass of wine! I feel this might be a tight squeeze with the size it currently is?

Do you think I should make it 7.6 x 5 metres? Or will this still be too small for what I want to do? At the opposite end to the BBQ we will have a pool that wraps around the house so can't make the deck longer.

Thanks so much!!
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