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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by bob shovel, 2nd May, 2016.

  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    G'day team property chat

    Got some work planned but need some inspiration :)

    Here's the subject
    Screenshot_2016-05-02-13-20-52.jpg

    I might try and find another photo but that's it.

    I'm going to get a carport on the right side behind the gates, just a simple flat colourbond job. But while I get old mate out I want something across the front deck. I was going to go slum lord cheapy kit awning over the front door but the boss and pm knocked me back! :(

    Just thinking a simple awning across the front but would like something to give it a bit of character instead of boring posts and colourbond. Obviously not going nuts but like those trendy battens that are used these days. I'm thinking "Cherie barber, the living room style"but not **** :D (some of her stuff is a bit out there)

    Also the current driveway is likely to be pulled up and new one shifted to the right in line with carport

    Colours: ironstone gutters, fascia, window and door trim. Walls light grey. probably have to paint the roof later on

    Anther view
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  2. EN710

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    @bob shovel any example of the "character" you want?
    I quite like it the way it is at the moment - except functionally, the front part might be a bit hot without shade. Can make a deck leading to front door to add colour but might not be cheap.

    I think painting the roof will make it quite awesome
     
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  3. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I think extending the front deck out would look awesome. But prob won't be the budget you're after.

    Even just painting the orange cement would look really good - paving paint is so easy to do.
     
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    Happy to spend a bit extra as inside has been done -bathroom and kitchen plus we could move back in one day.

    Thinking an awning to cover the whole deck

    Here's the before shot
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    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    It certainly needs something to break up the RHS where you've extended- even a timber batten feature grouping IMG_9310.JPG and some greenery. Saw a nice little place here in Sydney last weekend that made good use of their once-blank walls to add interest. Simple timber battens with potted plants in front - nice and simple.Take a look at what they put:
     
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    A proper driveway - I'm not one for a landing strip of grass ;) remove the redundant one after you build the carport.

    A pergola with a coupleof columns (possibly concrete with Corinthian capitals or doric if more to your liking).
     
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    downloadfile.jpg Viola! :cool:

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    Yeah that right side bothered me before I put it up! We had big pot plants in front when we were there
     
  11. wylie

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    Someone said paint the concrete deck but it looks like timber to me.

    I'd add a timber pergola over the deck. You've made a big improvement over the before photo. I'd add a piece of outdoor art on the blank wall or a plant to break up the blank wall.

    If the old driveway wasn't there I wouldn't ever have guessed the car used to park there. That old driveway needs to go.

    I wouldn't change a thing except add a pergola if it is needed for weather protection or if the patio could be used to sit outside.
     
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    Yeah, looks good. Would add something to the wall as well.
    Did you leave the brick wall that was in the carport?
     
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    @wylie I'm thinking timber instead of aluminium to look nicer, just not sure what style to go for. Probably cover the whole deck

    Brick wall gone, opened up old kitchen and new room is a living room
     
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    Good work.
    Was it hard to remove? Did you need approvals or do you just do what you want? ;)
     
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    @datto would be impressed with this! Screenshot_2016-05-03-15-42-37.png

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    @pinkboy - used to have a neighbour who had several 'decorative'pot plants in their yard.

    Every now and then they'd disappear :confused:
     
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    @pinkboy

    Very impressed. I tried doing something similar, however, my plant was much taller than the house. But I suppose they can reach great heights.
     
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    They do grow quite high ;)
     
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    Very nice greenery.

    What suburb is it Bob?
     
  20. bob shovel

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    Unfortunately I did it properly, got a da! Never again lol

    It wasn't load bearing so just chipped away at it. Floor was the tricky bit, raising it to match inside level needed engineer to sign off due to clearance under timbers to concrete. The rest was fairly straight forward. I'll have to find some more pics