While we’re waiting for the next flurry of activity, I thought I’d share with you one of my building neuroses.
(Sometimes my agonising over the teeniest house design issues makes me feel incredibly shallow…. nevertheless I persist in my quest for design perfection.)
Ever since I started looking at building a house, the design element that really stood out for me the most was the gutters. Yes, you read this correctly – gutters.
I hated them; still do. All I wanted was something streamlined and simple, none of these ridges and such that most of them seem to have. A tiny part of me hoped that we could somehow hide them or not have to have them; alas that wasn’t the case.
I’ve settled on two that I’ve decided I can live with.
1. Edge gutter. This would be my first choice. As you don’t see many of them in Perth, I suspect they are hard to come by and cost quite a bit more than the others. On the plus side, there is a build going on not too far from me which is using this style of gutter. It took me ages to find out the name of this one.
2. Quarter Round gutter. This is our builder’s standard gutter, and I don’t mind it to be honest. It’s smooth and has nice curves. This is my second choice, and the one we will probably end up with.Quarter round gutter on a Nulook home.
There’s no mention of gutters in our prestart folder, so I suspect this is something we will have to request.