Thoughts on Floor Plan Change & Budget

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  1. Archaon

    Archaon Well-Known Member

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    @Brady the yukka's my parents bought were advertised to reach a height of 1.5m.

    Don't know what was in the soil at the parents place, but they grew to about 3m high and about 80cm at the base.

    They are nice if well managed.
     
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    Haha yeah my friend has cut his neighbours a few times now, they keep going if left.

    But very easy to harvest from!
     
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    I'm not sure cordylines would suit the style? I'm thinking something shrubby like a Murraya (orange jessamine) which will make a nice shrubby hedge along that area.
     
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    Fruit trees are starting to flower :)

    Just need to get the grass to come back :(
     
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    Spread grass clippings over area, should seed and feed the grass coming into spring
     
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    @Brady how long will they take to grow and fill up that entire area as high as the deck floor?

    Just wondering if it's possible to move that downpipe..

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    I doubt he could move the down pipe. I think you have to have them about every 6m and that span would need two as it does (the end one on the right is a bit less noticeable)

    They will take about a year so maybe a more advanced pot might have been an idea but it still gives some greenery
     
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    Yeah was thinking the side...oh well.
     
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    @Sackie aleady plumbed up so no moving it. Noted it's looking back at the house so not huge concern.

    Ideally would liked more mature plants, but that was x3 on the cost. It really just gives a bit of green and make it more tidy.

    Looking back from the deck there are 5 fruit trees of different maturity. And a couple more to the right of that shed.

    Will likely do similar timber/merbau edging down there, along with moving that stack of rocks (previous edging)

    Need the grass to come back :( @Archaon tried some fertiliser and nitrogen already. Reckon will hit it with seeds and plenty of water this week.
    Today it's 27 in Adelaide getting up to 35 later in the week!

    Now have blinds and fans installed.



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    Nice fans;) I've always preferred matte black fans against the white ceiling rather than white fans.
     
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    I've had luck using the clippings from mowing the lawns with regenerating patchy areas due to trees, depends if it is new turf or not, because turf can have the seeding removed with genetics.
     
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    Thoughts on splashback?
    Had these lined up! Looked perfect, pretty much exact cabinet colours (just in reverse) with similar bench colour
    But the price was amended from $20 per sqm > $20 per tile @ 398mm x 403mm
    Need approx 3sqm for spashback (3700x700)
    So price went from $60 for tiles :) to ~$380 :(
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    Can you take it out of contingency? Feature SB in kitchen.. splurge a little :)
     
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    Haha think I'm just kicking myself for not ordering them straight away!
     
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    Finger or kitkat tiles are pretty in at the moment and do offer a great alternative to subway tiles - but do come at a price.

    if you hunt around you should be able to find something similar for $30-50/sqm if you can find some subway tiles which are 65 x 265mm to get it to work with a 700mm height splashback - I wouldn't get the 50 x 200 as you'll have 3.5 rows, if you go for 265mm height then you can have 3 rows but will need to make one row a little shorter.

    Example Riverton Matt Nude Subway Tile
     
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    As an alternative to your original one I like the #3.

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    Says $120 for 3sqm including wastage.
     
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    @Sackie @Westminster like the alternative - including delivery comes to $240...
    Then reckon would likely take longer to tile given the smaller size
    Might be best just to suck up my pride and pay the new price of $380

    Edit just called up only 55 sheets left in the country :( with 10 days to get delivered.
    might be a bit tight.
     
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