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Ruthnpal
5 September
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Sep 05, 2019 6:55 am
About to make selections and although I am loving the thought of ease of cleaning wall mounted tap and mixer for the bathroom sinks, I’m not sure what the repair issues I might come across in the future especially the lack of access being the fittings attached inside a wall instead of just a straigh...
About to make selections and although I am loving the thought of ease of cleaning wall mounted tap and mixer for the bat...
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Ruthnpal
5 September
19
Sep 05, 2019 6:34 am
I actually think it's not big enough! Well two things aren't. Bedroom 2 seems a bit small compared to the other rooms. At 3m x 3m you won't be able to fit anything in after a double bed and bedside tables. Could you not extend it into your wine cellar? Do you really need an almost 7m long wine cell...
Ah, yes, the fourth is more like a study, isnt it. But we just wanted a space for visitors and have spent most of our $...
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Ruthnpal
2 September
17
Sep 02, 2019 9:06 pm
You’re right and I was told to think come resale time, although that won’t be for another 20 years. I hope airbnb still exists then! Will anything still exist then? Good question!
Will anything still exist then? Good question!
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Ruthnpal
2 September
16
Sep 02, 2019 9:05 pm
We have a huge roof cavity in our design that we converted into 80m2 of useable attic space. Not because we plan on using it, but for resale value. We hummed and hawed about it, but everyone said we’d be crazy not to do it, and do it while building as it would cost more later on. What a brilliant i...
What a brilliant idea. An attic space is something I haven’t seen often here in Australia. You can never have enough st...
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Ruthnpal
30 August
11
Aug 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Seriously consider, the future stages of growth, retirement and generating extra income. Make the design flexible enough to provide teenage Children with their own space, and when they move out, added income from airbnb 20 years, 3 lots of renos, goes in a flash You’re right and I was told to think...
You’re right and I was told to think come resale time, although that won’t be for another 20 years. I hope airbnb still...
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Ruthnpal
30 August
10
Aug 30, 2019 10:42 pm
That's a great size and the big living/ dining will be fabulous. I love space. Thank you! So do I . I think I’m just so used to our tiny rental and I’m not looking forward to the extra cleaning. Lol
Thank you! So do I . I think I’m just so used to our tiny rental and I’m not looking forward to the extra cleaning. Lol
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Ruthnpal
30 August
9
Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm
You can never have too much open space. And just because space is there doesn't mean you have to fill it with furniture and things (aka crap) You’re right. I need to keep this in mind
You’re right. I need to keep this in mind
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Ruthnpal
30 August
8
Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Love our spacious home with 3 large separate living areas, like living almost in separate apartments, works a treat with my two adult sons and wife,can tell you when building and living in much smaller space,it was mainly living on top of each other and not as enjoyable,you will enjoy your hard ear...
Okay, I feel like this will be my future as I have 2 boys. Thanks for your reply!
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Ruthnpal
29 August
3
Aug 29, 2019 11:51 pm
I'm sitting here in our 330sqm 2-storey 5-bed 3-bath house, it's just me & my better-half since our housemate moved into her own place … and we enjoy every square centimetre of our space! :) Okay. You’ve changed my perspective. I guess with 2 growing bodies, I’ll be thankful for the space in th...
Okay. You’ve changed my perspective. I guess with 2 growing bodies, I’ll be thankful for the space in the coming years....
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Ruthnpal
29 August
1
Aug 29, 2019 11:37 pm
We’ve just gotten council approval and currently making selections for our custom designed house but I’m only just realising that we might have made our living areas too big! After living in a smaller rental, I feel we now have an uber big kitchen and our tv nook is 2.5m alone! We are a family of 2 ...
We’ve just gotten council approval and currently making selections for our custom designed house but I’m only just reali...
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Ruthnpal
12 November 2017
10
Nov 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Ruthnpal, if you do opt for that first block, how about trying to design a U-shaped house, extending that rear living area, as far as possible to the east. This way some of that rear living area will have access to northern sunlight. Also if you use a skillion roof, & north facing clerestories ...
Thank you for your very detailed response @ddarroch! I appreciate it immensely! We have now opted for the bigger block ...
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Ruthnpal
30 October 2017
7
Oct 30, 2017 3:15 pm
And how would you 'steal' northern light? When you can't point your living areas to the north, it moves away from being about the floor plan and into the design of the actual house. As @Hillsbuilds has suggested, you could use windows and the roof line in clever ways to point windows to the north. ...
When you can't point your living areas to the north, it moves away from being about the floor plan and into the design ...
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Ruthnpal
30 October 2017
6
Oct 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Thanks @Hillsbuilds I searched clerestory windows and wow, they look great. Appreciate your input re: swapping theater and MBR. I think it's a great idea. It'll still give us the privacy from the kids area. It's tricky now that we just got word on what the price of land will be once released. It is ...
Thanks @Hillsbuilds I searched clerestory windows and wow, they look great. Appreciate your input re: swapping theater a...
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Ruthnpal
30 October 2017
3
Oct 30, 2017 8:35 am
If you want a solar passive house with good natural light, and you are building a conventional house, you need to flip the floor plan north to south. As it is, I think you have designed a south or southeast facing house, which is the opposite of solar passive. Of course, the floor plan is not the t...
Thanks @arcadelt. Due to lack of imagination, I'm finding it hard to visualise how to shuffle areas around to make it a...
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Ruthnpal
29 October 2017
1
Oct 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Hi guys. I am seeking other people's thoughts on this house layout I drew up for a block of land in mid-north coast, nsw we are hoping to purchase once released. The goal: - To take advantage of natural light into living areas - To maximise odd shaped block - To maximise views to nature reserve on e...
Hi guys. I am seeking other people's thoughts on this house layout I drew up for a block of land in mid-north coast, nsw...
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