Building A New House
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!761
Jul 26, 2011 10:25 pm
Your house looks so spacious.
Great work on the shutters- nice choice of colour.
Love the colour of the carpet, very rich and warm.
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!762
Jul 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Just got internet put on here.....will update later.....got tv aerial guys here and they are in the roof and I cant have a shower and we just about to go out....lol....place is still a mess....we have wardrobe fitout happening next wednesday, so cant put anything in cupboards til then....but we do have our theatre set up....thats the main thing.....heeheehee....
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!764
Aug 07, 2011 10:11 pm
thanks Cooped...they are awesome...I am now rid of all boxes in my house now...YYYYEEEAAAHHH!!!!!! I am hoping by wednesday I will be takin photos of progress....Mick put skirting boards on and is seriously talking bout getting shed plans to council....haha...we''ll see...hope so...it would be nice to park in the garage....dramas with council...apparently they dont like two drive ways....even if the block is 33 m wide....morons!!!!!so it goes....our little ''work in progress''....
\ps been so bloody busy...sorry for neglect....still love H1.....l
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!766
Aug 08, 2011 12:35 am
wow, house looks amazing. You must be very very happy.
I'm blown away by all the shutters. I priced one window for shutters and after the $1300 quote I got I was freaked out completely. How on earth do you get a whole house done? Ok so I'm a bit jealous...
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!767
Aug 08, 2011 12:39 am
Looking gorgeous but then I expected nothing else from you
Cant wait to see more pics.
And I cant wait to see your wardrobe fit out WOW We just got cheap metal sliding drawers for the time being till we decide what we want and save some more money (need a bore and some fences for livestock forst tho)
We are in
Was it all worth it.
Will we ever know.
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!768
Aug 18, 2011 11:21 pm
test out the house tomorrow....Girls nite in with about 30 - 50 local girls coming over for a BC fundaiser....should be a hoot...celebrate the end of treatment for my sister.....WOOHOO!!! Mick is going into hiding..
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!773
Oct 11, 2011 10:17 pm
Mick says I should say I have been in a coma for a couple of months....truth is things have just been crazy busy.....Its just the same as all you guys out there with a new home; so there is no excuse really....sorry..
The new house is grouse....had a few tests, especially grandfinal day...still need to look at landscaping, we are hoping for some advice from my brother who is a landscaper, this weekend...we also have planned to build Micks shed and deck alfresco and front porch in November.....
Thanx kiwi for the note...you made me feel really bad...so you hit the right note.....must go catch up with everyones threads
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!774
Oct 12, 2011 8:03 am
glad you are alive. Good to hear things are just busy. Busy we like.
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!776
Oct 16, 2011 8:50 pm
Thanks Suh...just been bogged down.....today we started our massive landscaping project...With the help from my brother who is a landscape gardener. When we were planning our home we requested a ''charge system'' which means we can collect rainwater from our roof. Part of the package was a you beaut drainage system around our house....we were banking on drought, but with all the rain weve had in past year so glad weve got the drainage....
so to take advantage of all the ag pipes and silt pits at the front of the house we created a dry river bed, complete with rock retaining walls..and a dry river bed made from small and large flat river rocks...a friend of mine has land with some big rocks nearby, and he willscoop them onto his truck and dump them in our front yard for very goood rate..
anyway here are some pics...
Imaginewith alot more planting, and black mulch....
This week we will be preparing garden beds around property boundary, plus retaining wall and garden bed along back of house...plus a no dig vegie patch...lawn will have to wait for Micks shed...
then its onto decks, lawn, pizza oven, carport, side gates....arrgh!! It never ends..does it....but we are enjoying it...
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....777
Oct 16, 2011 10:35 pm
Love it!! Very nice. We wanted to do something with rocks, but I couldn't find any inspiration pics that caught my eye. We ended up just having grass lol. I wish I had seen yours last week!!
Re: H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....780
Oct 19, 2011 8:11 am
After seeing this, we have decided to do a dry river bed on the other side of our house. Great feature and it solves our drainage problems!!
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