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    First time renovator! Progress images

    So we have all moved from Somersoft? And the new site is propertychat.com.au? Thanks guys!
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    external view from living/dining area.
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Decided to throw up a couple of sliding doors Friday night on the open room/study to allow it to be used as a 3rd bedroom but stil retain the option to have the room open. Picked the doors up for $150 each plus the barn style track which cost $300. I think it looks great and creates a...
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    Subdivision - Melb South East

    Hi All, Looking for advice/guidance on getting things moving for a potential subdivision in Melbourne South Eastern suburbs. For some background info, I have discussed the feasibility of funding the project with my broker. All looks good but hoping to keep the whole process under $350k.. Given...
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    So what did you sacrifice?

    What a great thread. I can't help but feel negatively towards myself after reading.. As I'm nearing completion of my PPOR renovation project I have lashed out and bought numerous luxury (?) items including a 60" LED TV, large stainless french door fridge, 7kw samsung inverter split system + a...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Thanks mate! All the best with it! There have been times I've felt like giving up and there have been countless profanities used but when it all starts coming together it makes it all worthwhile. It was easier for me as I didn't plan on living in the home during the reno process. Happy to...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Thanks Bob! No kids for me for some time (I hope).. firstly the fact that I can't afford them and secondly children are the last thing on my 21 year old girlfriends mind! Kitchen is all completed minus the splashbacks. I will reveal the finished product when it's installed in a week or so...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    The finished product! Over the moon with how the floors came out! Water based finish has helped retain the lighter colour (without the yellowing effect that polyurethane leaves) and looks amazing with the contrast of the walls! Looking forward to a break as my 26 year old body feels around 80...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    A few progress shots of the renovation! Before shot of the lounge.. Feeling a little ill looking back at these :o
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    Uh oh. I've done another green DIY kitchen

    I'm with you Biz, love to challenge myself and go as cheap as possible (while maintaining high standards on quality obviously). If it were my IP I would have tiled the splashback.. $1100 is alot of money for something that could have cost less than $400 tiled. Alternatively could have used...
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    Uh oh. I've done another green DIY kitchen

    Definitely freshened the place up! interesting colour choice but I don't mind it! I like the way you've done the rangehood (I'm assuming the exhaust runs back through the wall and either into the ceiling or strait through the brickwork?). Its always nice having overheads for extra storage...
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    "Parts of Melbourne in a bubble"

    Hey James, why don't you tell us what you really think!? ;) I understand what your saying but don't agree entirely. There are many nice areas of Glen Waverley and think it is a great central location with a great array of amenities. Sure, it is stupidly overpriced in terms of value for money...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Floors have been sanded (by flooring contractor). They have came up slightly more yellow than I had originally hoped but none the less have come up well. I will be keeping the natural colour as I wanted a light finish. First coat of water based polish will be going on today and I cannot wait...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Hi Jade, Thanks for the positive feedback! In regards to asbestos, I originally started ripping out my bathroom (ripping off tiles and sheeting from walls) when I thought the sheeting behind the tiles looked similar to asbestos. Sure enough after having it tested it was confirmed that it...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Hi Cadence, The major savings were from limiting the use of trades. I also sourced a few items from Ebay/gumtree which wasn't a huge saving but every bit helps! My tiller ran me through the waterproofing process then I completed the second coat. Fairly simple process but as I am not...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Hi Wylie, Bathroom costs below; Labour Plumbing total: $920 Caulking: $100 Tiling: 30h @ $45 = $1350 Asbestos Removal :mad: : $1000 Electrician: (My old man - actual cost $0) :D $500 approx Plasterer (stopping walls etc.): $200 Materials Fittings (shower heads etc.): $670 Silicones: $86...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    Completed wall between kitchen and dining (was originally an ugly arched wall and felt too segregated - Now far more open!) *Note: This project has been my first attempt at painting so lucky there are no close ups ;). Very happy with our choice of colour though (Haymes - Spatial)...
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    First time renovator! Progress images

    For those interested I will be uploading a few progress images. Internally I am nearing completion with the renovation. Have spent countless hours working outside of my full-time job in the past 5 months and couldn't be happier with the outcome so far! When completed I will be uploading final...
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    VIC: Custom townhouse Builders SE suburbs?

    Hi mkm, Where about in Scoresby did you build? and was it a subdivision? If so id love to have a chat with you to find out more details as I'm looking to do the same thing in near future. Will shoot through a PM if thats ok? Cheers, Dan
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    Requirements for room to be considered a 'bedroom'.

    Hi All, I am currently in the process of renovating my PPOR which is probably considered 2 bedroom + study.. My plans are to create a versatile room which can be closed off and considered a bedroom or opened up to create extra space/open feel. At the moment I have squared off the opening (pic...
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