|Outlets installed during the building process|
We had bought a cheap vacuum to get us through, however both Phil and I were having problems with our backs after we had vacuumed. Phil started to look at buying a decent vacuum and realised that it was serious money. He contacted the company that installed the pipes to get a quote to install the motor and the associated accessories and it was a significant sum. Phil then started researching second hand machines with the view that he might do it himself.
|Vacusweep in the kitchen.|
|Machine in the garage|
Our home is so clean. We totally love it. If you are thinking about installing a ducted vacuum, then we would highly recommend it. We have also installed a 'vacusweep' in the kitchen, which is essentially an outlet that was on the same level of the floor, so when you sweep up in the kitchen, you open this flap and it sucks all the dust in that is nearby (see picture above).
He also suggested that we get a horsehair attachment for the vacuum for the timber floors and it has been amazing. We use the vacusweep for the nightly clean ups and the horsehair attachment for the weekly cleans. We are very happy with it.
|Bamboo with tall stalks really showing the height that it will get to.|
|Another shot on a wet Sydney day.|
On another note, the bamboo has been growing quickly. If you look at the photos you can see how high it is growing and imagine how it will eventually look.