Sunday, July 17, 2016

Verdant Dental - Suite 1, Level 1, 326 Keilor Road Niddrie

Hey everyone!

I can't believe how long it's been since I even remembered having this blog. I do recall being totally building-obsessed when we first started this journey back in... 2009?

Clearly the results of that obsession have been well documented here on this blog. Daily drive-bys, and in-depth focus on the details that makes a house a home. We've had hundreds of comments and we hope our replies have helped you on your home building journey!

But this post marks a bit of a milestone... Tina and I have been massively busy obsessing about another project for the last few months, and this post is the reveal!


Verdant Dental, Suite 1 Level 1 326 Keilor Road Niddrie



Telephone: (03) 9379 3736

I've been working with Dr Joseph Versace for 12 years, and for the last 8 years at our current location at Suite 1, Level 1, 326 Keilor Road, Niddrie VIC 3042. We've had an amazingly loyal patient base, and we perform general, family, cosmetic and emergency dentistry to the inner west area. 

Mostly our patients come to us from Essendon, Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds, Strathmore, Niddrie, Keilor, Greenvale, Airport West etc, but some of our clients are so loyal they fly in from interstate to see us!



We also do a lot of teaching of postgraduate dental students for The University of Melbourne Dental School. Dr Versace has decided to do more teaching and to step back from private practice, so we (Tim & Tina) have decided to take on the privilege and responsibility of operating the practice - now known as Verdant Dental.



We have a fantastic team around us including dentists Dr Christina Romanella, Dr Alpa Lodhiya and dental prosthetist Mr Jeremy Kearns. All the team are personal friends of mine, and I can vouch for their kindness, care and honest nature.

Some of you have been following this blog for years (or years ago) - and I hope that you've benefited from the effort and dedication we've put into this blog. We've put even more effort into Verdant Dental, to make sure it upholds the ethics, honesty and genuine relationships that have been a tradition since Dr Versace commenced the practice back in the 1980s.

Should you be in the area, or have friends or family nearby, we welcome you to Verdant Dental and promise that you'll have the best experience ever! You can ask us any questions you want, and you'll get an expert, honest and open answer.

Please visit our website at http://www.verdantdental.com.au, or you can email us to make an appointment enquiry at smile@verdantdental.com.au, or even the traditional way of calling us at (03) 9379 3736!

And you never know - I might even keep updating this blog for home building related stuff too!

Signing off for now....

Dr Tim Wenas
Verdant Dental

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Winter update

As usual, life gets in the way of updating blog stuff.

What's been happening around the house? Not a great deal, really. We had a little alcove built in behind the bed in our bedroom which has been fairly empty for a while. I was wanting to put in a fancy fully built out set of shelves, hangers etc, but ended up putting in a basic wardrobe unit the other week.


Why? Well, it was inexpensive, easy and quick to install, plus we have a lot of wire basket shelves that match it that sit underneath. Also added a laminate shelf. Final results looks great and is very practical, but didn't get any final photos. If we ever do end up putting in a custom wardrobe here, it's easy to disassemble it and put it in storage or re-install it in another room.

Also... eventually.... going to plant some of my fruit trees in the ground now that they're dormant. Been saying that for a year or so, so it probably won't happen in a hurry. Should actually get around to doing some front landscaping, but I've been saying that for even longer. Been occupied lately fixing up my track car and there's always something breaking that I get to fix! That's probably one regret I have about our house... didn't put in a 10 car garage with a hoist. Guess if we had that, there would be no room for the house itself!

t&t

Saturday, July 13, 2013

DIY: Recovering another filing cabinet

So I recently scored a few old bits of furniture from a warehouse relocation - I'm a big fan of reusing, redesigning, saving things from the rubbish tip where possible! This filing cabinet has a file drawer and is meant to have two upper drawers, but one is missing.
 Not the most attractive for a modern home! Never mind. Just had to unscrew the rails for the missing shelf.

Bit of offcut of yellowtongue; trimming to size.

 This will form a fixed shelf where the old drawer used to be.
 Think I'll cover it in a matching silver vinyl that I used for a similar filing cabinet recover.
 Fixed into place with 4 countersunk screws - leftover from the rear deck construction.
 Recovering the outside of the cabinet too.
Finish off by covering the drawer fronts, and 99% done - just a little more to cover and the old cabinet will be updated!

There's also a matching huge desk that will get some kind of treatment - I won't cover it in vinyl, got something a little unusual up my sleeve for that one!

As for our garden design, Dave at onlinegardendesign.com.au has been great with rapid responses to our questions, and has come up with some very practical thoughts that we hadn't even thought of. We're working on getting a final layout organised, and for a bonus offer Dave is offering $100 off landscape design packages - but hurry this offer ends July 15!

t&t

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Planning for Spring: Finishing up the outdoor landscaping

With today being one of Melbourne's coldest June days in a decade, it's not really the time to geting dirty outside - is it? We've left the front of our house until last to get done, but with most of the insides and backyard just about there, it's about time we pay attention to some street appeal!

At the moment things look like this... pretty bland, pretty boring. I've got a few fruit trees growing up slowly in pots - oranges, mandarins, limes etc, and have constructed a low-key raised box; where I plan to stick in a whole lot of mint and other herbs. But there's a vast expanse of black mulch that needs to be overhauled, and while I might not be getting out the garden spade just yet, there's no harm in getting some planning done!


Will definitely have to do something to cover up that eyesore of a brick wall that's on our boundary  and there's another wall right outside out kitchen window that will also need covering up! Plus something to hide the bins.

Anyway, while I'm happy enough getting on the tools and constructing stuff, neither I nor Tina have much of an idea when it comes to gardening. All we know is that we don't want to spend hours trimming and fiddling with things, we like to have a productive garden that we can chew into (hence all the fruit trees and herb patch) and we want it looking modern and upmarket at the same time.

I don't know if we'll ever get the patience, time and money to construct something like this, but I love how it looks!






As luck would have it, we were recently contacted by Dave from Online Garden Design who has offered to help us with some expertise and advice on how to select and create a landscaping layout that would suit our house. We certainly need a lot of help getting the large front area looking beautiful, plus there's already a gardemn bed area set aside at the backyard that needs some planting, and even the area behind the garage with a whole lot of empty space that could do with some brightening up.

So Dave has sent us an intro pack with all the info he needs  - things like a rough existing site plan, some information on the style and design we like, which we've sent back to him for review. Will update things as we progress further down this road!

Open disclaimer: Dave has offered his design services to us free of charge in this instance, so that we may review his services and provide a blogger's perspective on how his services work.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Clearance on door dampers

Right, so it's taken a while to figure out that our website tim-and-tina.com hasn't been working, but it's fixed now!

Anyway to celebrate, we're clearing out the last stocks of our door dampers at a special price - a special bundle enough to do all the doors in your house!

They work like this;




If you're interested in ordering, please see our website for more details. Please note that screws are NOT included in this clearance price, but are available cheap from any hardware store.

t&t

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