Fairfield House PatioContemporary Patio, Melbourne

Kids enjoying a sandwich in the patio.

Project: Fairfield Hacienda
Location: Fairfield VIC
Function: Family home
Architect: MRTN Architects
Structural engineer: Deery Consulting
Builder: Lew Building
Featured products: Austral Masonry
GB Honed and GB Smooth concrete
masonry blocks
Photography: Peter Bennetts

Inspiration for a contemporary backyard patio in Melbourne with natural stone pavers. —  Houzz
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1920slove1920slove wrote:3March,2017

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    joanna_tovia
    Joanna Tovia added this to How to Stop Fighting (about Household Chores) and Start Living31 October 2017

    Don’t expect miraclesExpecting a dramatic turnaround in your partner after you’ve voiced your concerns is pretty unrealistic – implementing lasting habit changes isn’t easy for any of us, no matter how strong the motivation – so it pays to think laterally when solving the problem. Could you outsource some of the household chores to a cleaner, or have them come a little more often? Could you assign each of the kids to simple daily and weekly tasks to share the load – even wiping down the table after meals and emptying the dishwasher can make a difference. If it’s just the two of you, could you relax your rules around how often chores need to be done to reduce the burden on both of you?Tricky Household Chores and How to Deal With Them

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    gigisummer61
    gigisummer61 added this to I like the cream wall color, sofas, and rug/carpeting as well as the lo5 August 2021

    Love the muted shades of the flagstone; light taupe, beige and rust, all pastel colors (love flagstone).

    marko_babineau
    Marko Babineau added this to marko_babineau's ideas31 October 2018

    Great idea for creating separation from neighbors.

    frettelinen
    frettelinen added this to frettelinen's ideas14 January 2018

    Don’t expect miracles. Expecting a dramatic turnaround in your partner after you’ve voiced your concerns is pretty unrealistic — implementing lasting habit changes isn’t easy for any of us, no matter how strong the motivation — so it pays to think laterally when solving the problem. Could you outsource some of the household chores to a cleaner or have the cleaner come a little more often? Could you assign each of the kids to simple daily and weekly tasks to share the load — even wiping down the table after meals and emptying the dishwasher can make a difference. If it’s just the two of you, could you relax your rules around how often chores need to be done to reduce the burden on both of you?Get the Family to Pitch In: A Mom’s Advice on Chores