Housewatch: Drake Edition

Drakecula

Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
385
Points
395
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
Looking good. @Drakecula what are your landscaping plans? Are you doing it yourself or getting it done professionally?
Going to get professionals in. I have a black thumb and will need the pros to put in some nice easy care plants and to deal with the sloping block. We'll look at stepping it down and work with the slope. I do want to put some fruit trees in and a spot for some raised veggie gardens. But I know I will probably kill more than I can grow, but it's fun when it works. I had a bumper crop of corn and peas one year, and pumpkins out the wazoo. But can't for the life of me grow tomatoes or onions. I mostly know nothing and hope for the best, haha.

We'd like to build in a fire pit, and I want to keep a space aside for a chook pen :)
 

Drakecula

Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
385
Points
395
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
A few more updates:
~ We have received some preliminary information about a practical completion inspection - but no date yet. Tiling and painting has been completed however.
~ We met with the landscaper last week to walk through their design which sounds amazing. Work on that probably won't happen til well after we're moved in due to scheduling, and will most likely be done in stages.
~ We've got a flooring sample to take to the house and see what it looks like in various spots with different light. It's a vinyl laminate wood-look type thing. Grey in colour, not too dark, not too light, so hopefully it works. If it does, then the order will go in and as soon as we can after handover, that will happen.

So more pictures to come later, as we're visiting this afternoon. :)
 

kookaburra75

Established Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
1,105
Solutions
1
Points
570
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Gold
We'd like to build in a fire pit, and I want to keep a space aside for a chook pen :)
We went down this path for a fire pit, as we didn't want anything too big in the backyard. It also serves as a table during summer
 

RooFlyer

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
Messages
18,236
Solutions
2
Points
2,800
Qantas
Platinum
~ We've got a flooring sample to take to the house and see what it looks like in various spots with different light.
Does the supplier have an application where you can photograph the room in various lights and it puts the floor covering in?
 

Drakecula

Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
385
Points
395
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
We went down this path for a fire pit, as we didn't want anything too big in the backyard. It also serves as a table during summer
That's awesome - I'm going to file that away for the future when we get to it. I did have an idea in mind which was a square bucket thing, but each side was laser cut with an image that would show up with the flames inside the bucket. I really like the idea of a table that has a lid and can be functional in summer though.
Does the supplier have an application where you can photograph the room in various lights and it puts the floor covering in?
I don't believe so, but that would be handy. Maybe we can photoshop the sample in the photo and copy/paste it all over the floor to sort of replicate the same effect...
 
Vinomofo is the best wine deals site on the planet. Good wines, real people and epic deals, without all the bowties and bs.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Drakecula

Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
385
Points
395
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
Is that a big double shower? Looks huge. The whole place is looking wonderful - not too long now.🏠
Yep, it's a double. It is huge. The ensuite was MrD's addition to the plans. We saw this layout in a different display home so he wanted to add it to ours. You can walk in to the shower from either side of the vanity.
 

Drakecula

Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
385
Points
395
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
Not much to update. The lighter sample worked best (I don't have any photos of it unfortunately) so we've gone ahead and set that up so that when we do handover we can get the floor sorted ASAP.
Otherwise, still waiting for any news. Trust me, I wish I had a more interesting update.

Back at home though we've been busy clearing out things, and I've been procrastinating boxing up my hundreds of books. We cleared off the DVD shelf and are only keeping some our favourites and collector sets.
 

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..

Community Statistics

Threads
87,511
Messages
2,148,965
Members
54,509
Latest member
ChrisRocksOK
Top