Thoughts on Floor Plan Change & Budget

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  1. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    The windows on the LHS of the giant living area are they full length? I'm just thinking in terms of flow and furnishability and where the tv would go. I'm kind of assuming it will go where the old pass through was so that a L shaped couch with L along the window wall can face it but I'm not too sure.

    I don't mind the kitchen move up. Does enable a more traditional WIR and therefore larger master bedroom. If you are worried about walking "through" the butlers pantry you could put double cavity sliders (or a giant barn door) on it so that it can be nice and open when you need easy access to it but close it off when you want to hide the mess and divide the functions

    Hume have recently released a Barn Door range which is reasonably priced Hume Doors

    I actually can't read what the little lables are on the things in the butlers pantry but I would suggest a shallow (300-400mm) shelves along the wall that bounds the WIR and benchtop space in the other areas. Or one long wall then L shaped bench top

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    I like the plan from post 58 due to the entry to the master. I think walking past the butlers pantry to get to the main bedroom seems weird. Question though, maybe the study/parents retreat of that plan should be the walk in wardrobe?
     
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    Rough plan of what's happening so far. Existing house will have the bathroom opened up. Kitchen removed and made into bedroom/living/sitting
    Bed wont be facing that way in master and likely dont need the robe in the master.
    Pantry will likely have a slider door so can be closed off, so removes the issue of walking past the pantry.
    Deck will be doubled, and looking at finding some nice sliding doors for access from master > deck
     
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  4. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Love it. Very practical, spacious and heaps of storage

    That ensuite shower will be amazeballs
     
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  5. Brady

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    Settlement is next week 15/3
    Draft plans done as per above
    Documents off to private certifier yesterday, they have advised would be ready to go come Monday
    Submitted to council, hopefully rubber stamped by next week
    If not all good as demo/clean-up of the internal will take a week
     
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    - Plans certified 15/3 approved by council 21/3
    - Electrician gone to site
    - Plumber meeting site today
    - Meeting cabinet maker next week
    - Meeting REA next week
    - Partial demo of internals to start this afternoon.
     
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  7. Westminster

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    Yay!!

    I forgot to ask. Are you going to put a bench etc on the washing machine side of the laundry? It would look better than just a trough and washer.
     
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    any updates mate?
     
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    Update...
    - Demo work completed
    - Plumbing completed for net wet areas and kitchen
    - New walls up for WIR, Butlers, Ensuite, Laundry & WC
    - 1 bath in
    - Tiling to start July
    - A/C repaired
    - Electrical rewired
    - Electric front gate/fence being fabricated
    - Kitchen close to being signed off
    - Painter lined up
    - Flooring lined up
    - Render lined up
     
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    Looking good?
    I'm curious where the microwave will go? I don't see a dedicated spot for it so I'm guessing on the bench in the butlers pantry?

    I think with that big an island I'd be tempted to go a bit larger again on the cutlery bank. I see you've already made it bigger from the standard 450 to 600mm but I'd be tempted to go to 800mm. I'd make it 2 cutlery depth drawers and one double depth drawer. The extra depth is very handy and you only need 2 shallow drawers.

    Personally I love drawers so I'd be tempted to add another bank in. If you do add in another bank then I would go cutlery depth (180mm) then two equal depth drawers. The deeper drawers are great for having all your plates, bowls etc in.
     
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    @Westminster yeah thought about it and didn't really want to limit a space for it.
    It could go on the bench in the main space, but likely in the butlers pantry.

    Extra/larger draws is something we're discussing, speaking with the REA to confirm if it's a must.
    With our target market, they potentially wouldn't mind. So deciding if it's worth the extra costs ~$1k
     
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    Photos to follow

    - Tiling finished
    - Painting started
    - Render finished
    - Kitchen, laundry, butlers pantry and WIR cabinetry installed
    - Floor levelled
    - Gate installed
    - Veranda Stairs and rail completed

    Still to go
    - Flooring
    - Shower screens
    - Roller odor
    - Blinds
    - Front porch
    - 2nd fix plumbing
    - Landscaping
    - Lighting
     
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    Massive island. Lovin' it. Also your color scheme for that kitchen is almost identical to one of the kitchens I'm doing. So naturally I love it:D

    What SB you planning for above the cooktop? Is this a Reno and flip deal?
     
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    Kitchen turned out awesome! The existing timber windows in living/kitchen area and timber doors that lead to veranda off the kitchen all look awesome now with some paint. Going to be even better once the flooring goes in.

    Thinking of mirror splash back, what you thinking with similar setup?

    Had the agent out he believe price expectations have now gone from $550-$650k up to $650-750k
    He was super happy with how everything looks. If we end up selling straight away be super happy breaking $650k. Comp sales are looking positive.
    If end up holding and renting, will cover P&I repayments :D
    Builder has just picked up heap of work as well, so now wants to finish this sooner rather than later :) was music to my ears....
     
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    Great stuff!

    Re SB I'm not a mirror fan with all the.marks etc I like tile or stone.
     
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    We went with tile for the butler pantry, just happened that we had left over wall tiles and the gap was 600 being perfect fit.
    So put the white wall tiles from wet areas.

    What colour, tile, stone you thinking?
     
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    I quite like the geometric Style. Looks good with Oak cabinets too I reckon. Also counterbalance some of that darkness. Whatever you choose I wouldn't go too dark Screenshot_20190904-101656.png
     
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    Yeah dont mind something like this for the splashback - but not sure to go vertical or horizontal?
    Volakas + Tile
    That's pretty much my cabinetry in reverse (black bottom timber top) - similar bench colour.

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    There's your (approx) horizontal look.

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    I quite like it vertically laid. Might make the space look higher.
     
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