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posted 29 Jun 2014 15:11, edited 29 Jun 2014 15:11
Table seems too big for the space IMO but because that traditional stuff is so bulky it'll suck the space out of the room making it seem even smaller
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4268 posts since 2/9/09

posted 29 Jun 2014 15:17, edited 29 Jun 2014 15:17
Oh & cheers for the comments about the light switches. Did consider the sockets too but with small kids around safety is a concern.
Had them in our old place which was an immaculately preserved 60's architect designed house. Not fussed about recreating that in new place as old owners had stripped out most original stuff and replaced with cheap and nasty . Even put laminate flooring in place of wood floor FFS. Just thought it'd be a nice nod to its origins with all the new stuff going in.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 09:21
Anyone here got white metro tiles with grey grout?

Seems to look better on photos but could be quite hard pull off without looking dirty/too much in a brand new bathroom?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 09:32
I'd hate it to turn out like this:



so maybe light grey might work?

These look good:



seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

2 Jul 2014 10:14
we have a mid grey in ours,contrast grout is an aquired taste,we have a gridded tile pattern also rather than brick style which I personally prefer but I know others do not like the effect.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 10:24
Great thanks Seenmy, yeah I like that grout, looks great. White tiles and grout sometimes looks like to much of a block of white, no definition between each tile. Plus it stains easily.. In my head I had always planned white grount and on walls and grey on floor, but looking at pictures I definitely prefer the grey. Tough decision Laughing out loud

Where did you get your tiles? Anything special?

Tile choice online seems so poor here compared to in the US Evil

Plastering finally going on in my place Smiling Might be in before Christmas Laughing out loud
seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

2 Jul 2014 10:29
we got these from surface,its not expensive (in the scheme of things) very basic, they are not officially floor tiles but we have used in bathroom and in kitchen,maybe not ideal in a family home with kids etc where dropping items is a more regular occerance as they are not as tough as floor tiles, they have a nice matt finish also rather than to shiny which I like, we used a grout called concrete.

range is called interni and the white is ghiaccio and satin finish I think its about 30 pcm
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 10:33
Cheers for the info mate Cool

That shower looks interesting as well!
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Jul 2014 10:35
Ive got to stop clicking this thread. Makes me want to cut myself.
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

2 Jul 2014 10:39
Laughing out loud why?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 10:41
Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Jul 2014 10:42
Cos its just 'im on the internet and i will be cool'. The epitomy of it. Worse than the Vis thread imo.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 10:46
It's been pretty useful for me when doing my house up to be fair.
Noble Locks
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posted 2 Jul 2014 10:53, edited 2 Jul 2014 10:53
Smiling
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 Jul 2014 11:05
Laughing out loud I'm not that prententious, and only have 50 instagram post Eye-wink

Each to their own with interior, my bathroom will be nothing like that but very similar tiles and very useful post to show the colour of the grout. (I think the wood looks great as well)

For what its worth I'll be going for something more like this:

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Jul 2014 12:38
Cool
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 5 Jul 2014 12:56, edited 5 Jul 2014 12:56
traded in my crappy LCD that passes for a TV these days for good ol' no bullshit CRT (wide, KVHR 36 inch Made in Japan 1080+ capable, $150, 100kg)

Doyle Bramhall II says he's happy in his new home..

behold the king of CRT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwvYErdz5pI
pops
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4268 posts since 2/9/09

7 Jul 2014 19:36
Been trying to id some flooring which I've now done. Apparently it's a Swedish marble called Kolmarden.

Would any Scandi Fukers be kind enough to assist me sourcing some if not prohibitively expensive ? Smiling





MrW
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3035 posts since 1/8/11

7 Jul 2014 20:25
Not sure if this is the best place to ask. Need a new office chair for home, looked at Aerons but not that keen, anyone used / using a Humanscale Freedom? Look so comfortable Cool


illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

7 Jul 2014 20:44
Humanscale Freedom's are LEGIT.

I never knew chairs could be that comfortable.