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  1. eskander

    eskander Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what to do with this wall; remove, paint over or leave as is.
    What would you do?
     

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  2. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Is it real timber or that awful panelled cladding?

    If it's not structural, I'd get rid of it completely. If it is and it's a pain to remove, I'd square up the arch and paint if real timber, or strip the cladding and then paint.

    I would not leave as is. :)
     
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    We have a couple of 1970s arches in our house. When we can put up with the mess we will square them off.

    At the very least I would paint out the timber wall, and also the darker skirting and door surrounds, which do not match the other white painted architraves.
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    Heh, we have a similar timber "feature" wall (solid timber, not cladding) in the dining room of our 70s house. Thankfully, no arches. I'm still trying to work out what to do with/about it. At least it matches the 70s timber kitchen.....
     
  5. JacM

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    Get rid of the wall completely. The nuisance will be that you'll then have a gap in the carpet.

    Also get rid of those nasty curtains that are in the background :eek:
     
  6. eskander

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    thanks for all the input @Jess Peletier @Marg4000 @hobo @JacM
    Was leaning towards taking it down but I think it'll be too big of a job right now as it'll be rented soon, so a paintjob for now will do and yes @JacM those curtains will be the first things to come down :p
    Would white/neutral colour be the best? Or could it be turned into a feature wall with a colour that stands out?

    What do you mean by square up the arch Jess? As in just cutting away the arch and leaving a square/rectangle in it's place?
     
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    I was going to suggest something but read that you are planning to rent it. I would not do anything
     
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    If it wasn't going to be rented what would you have suggested @Mumbai?
     
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    Square up the arch. If it's timber, sand it and use a finish to make it look rustic. My workplace has a timber feature wall. Looks awesome
     
  10. bob shovel

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    There's a couple of things you could do.
    Paint it. Yep that's easy
    Strip the laminate timber off. Messy and depends what's behind it
    Square off the arch. Will look good but depends on how it's been constructed to how complicated and expensive it will be. Id look at this option. Potentially easy
    Knock the whole wall out. You could need an engineer for beams to be put in

    Id get a handy man see if he can chop out the the curves to square it off fairly easily. Then paint as is
     
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  11. Jess Peletier

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    Yep!
     
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    If it is to be rented, I would simply paint to match the existing wall colour.
    Marg
     
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    Arches are pretty dated.
    Remove the whole thing if possible.
    Paint over it all at the least.
     
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    I patented that idea already ;)
     
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    Bugger.
    Mediocre minds think alike - again.
     
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    Just to provide conclusion on this thread, end up suggesting doing nothing at this stage (other than a necessary repair).

    The sales agency who sold it had a written rental appraisal at 350-370. Got it leased at 390 with no improvements.

    The property is very sound but a bit dated, I recommended updating all of it in one go rather than just doing the bit mentioned in this thread. This way he'll be able to line it up with his revalue / equity topup as well.
     
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    @D.T. did a great job with getting it rented. Showed just what a professional ad and a good property manager can really do.