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I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

magen_
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

@redracer01 This is amazing, thank you so much! I hadn’t thought too much about extending that side of things because the current oven setup is all double brick and will be expensive to remove. I think it’ll be worth it in the end though. 

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redracer01
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

Here are better views. This of course is on the assumption that the current dividers and shelves on the cooking side wall can be removed and we can have a plain straight wall to start with. This kitchen is based on measurements at 3 meters x 3 meters. Looking at your plan it seems to be more or less the same size as one of your bedrooms. If you have any questions please send me a message here on workshop. Enjoy the pictures.

 

I've left the walls at the end unfinished for viewing purposes.I've left the walls at the end unfinished for viewing purposes.I'm assuming the door opens in. Represnted by the grey door on the right.I'm assuming the door opens in. Represnted by the grey door on the right.Sink side with cabinets.Sink side with cabinets.Sink side with shelves.Sink side with shelves.The view commin in from the outside door.The view commin in from the outside door.


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magen_
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

@redracer01 You are fantastic. Those plans are a great starting point for me, thank you so much for your time! You've given me a lot to think about. 

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redracer01
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

@magen_ 

 

This is a very special cabinet mirror. It's a custom cabinet mirror with some special features. It's 1900 mm wide 600mm tall and about 150 mm deep doors included. The last cabinet door on the right and the last door on the left do not have any backing board. This allows you to put your hand through and still open the windows. It is suppose to occupy that entire wall from left to right. The cabinet doors can be left open to allow  sunlight to come in during the day, seeing as the sun seems to be shinning through in the afternoon. How ever at night the doors can be closed and it will have that seamless look. Because the cabinet is mounted on the outside wall and not on the interior center wall of the window there is a lot of space for ventilation. I suggest LED lights under the bottom shelf and above the top shelf. Your exhaust fan should not be a problem as you can install it in the same place and will still manage to have enough room to function without any hindrance from the mirror cabinet. The question is how much will this custom wall cabinet cost you. If you think the idea has merit drop me a line and I will post the proposed cabinet with measurements.

 

I suggest we remove the bath unless you like to soak. A standard 400 mm glass shower panel from highgrove should finish it off and tiles of your choice. Soon as chance permits I will post a few more ideas.

 

I suggest wall hanging the cabinets to protect them from any possible water mishaps.I suggest wall hanging the cabinets to protect them from any possible water mishaps.What it might look like withot the bath.What it might look like withot the bath.


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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

@magen_ 

How are you going? Did you get stuck in? Or has the enormity of the thing still got you pondering? 😂

Hope you're going well, and the decisions aren't too hard!

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magen_
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

@Former Workshop member haha, I’ve kind of got started! I’ve had the electrician here checking and replacing all the switches and the switchboard. Apparently I’ll need to rewire at some point so I’m not looking forward to that, but he’s given me some time by installing safety switches etc. 

 

I’ve got a friend lined up to help me paint so he’s been over a few times to chat about what we’re going to do, and I just had a quote to get the (Tasmanian oak!) floors polished. There’s heaps of glue on them so it’ll be a lot of work but definitely worth it. Next steps will be moving all the furniture back out, painting, then pulling up the carpet for the floors to get done. I’m also getting some shelving installed alongside the chimney breast and am replacing the light fittings. 

 

I’m leaving the kitchen and bathroom alone for now, I need some more time to think things over and get stuff done at work etc., but I think they’ll both happen in the new year. Once the floors and painting and things are done it’ll only be the kitchen and bathroom left so it’ll feel like a completely new place. 

 

A little over a month in and I’m really enjoying it here :smile: 

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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

So glad you're enjoying it - those floors sound like a dream come true! I've always hated carpet and can't imagine why anyone would commit such a crime, lol.

Always a good idea to take your time and have a really good think - especially when it's a new place. You need to get a firm idea of how you live in the space, first.

Congrats!

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MikeM84
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Re: I just bought a double brick apartment and would love some advice

Hi, 

I would congratulate you on purchasing a double brick apartment.

 

the first thing I would do is speak to your strata manager, as majority of apartment walls are structural, and if any neighbors complain, you may get visit from council/strata to rip off any un-approved renos.

 

I renovated my 2 bedroom apartment, renewed kitchen, bathroom, tiled the floors, even something as basic as this, took strata some time to get my approval to do the work.

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