Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kitchen and Bathroom cupboards installed.

We have been down to the house 3 times this week, and have seen many workman attending to skirting boards, architraves, bathroom cabinets and the bricklaying. I was so excited to see the kitchen and bathrooms! It is nice to see it come together, after choosing colors from tiny little samples. After so much planning, you think you cover all bases but there is always something that could be done different. In saying that, we are currently living in a 2 bedroom, one lounge, appartment style place with no storage! So I am grateful for the big upgrade we are about to make!

Kitchen. Cupbaoards Gloss parchment. Island back panel - Burnished wood

Main bathroom. Extra 3 drawers added to each side of cupboards. Color - burnished wood.

Ensuite. Also made larger with added drawers. Color -  Burnished wood.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Well it has been so long since my last blog! Very SLACK I know! Life has been busy with relaxing holidays at home with the kids and then long drives back to school. The good thing about being so busy is that there is little time to watch over the house being built, as that makes the build go so much slower.
A lot has happened at the house. The roof is on, the wiring has been installed, brick work is almost complete, plaster is on, architraves are on, ducts in roof for heating is in, some holes in roof have been made for downlights, and plumbing has been done. See photos for progress.
Front of house with new tin roof, color - Woodland grey
back of house


kitchen with plaster

Living area with plaster. Bi fold doors were part of the promotion. We had them upgraded to a larger size at an extra cost.

Back of house looking onto alfesco area. We choose Selkirk bricks, color musket haze. This was a standard brick as we planned to render the outside after hand over. We actually like the look of the bricks so we may not render afterwards (a saving of thousands!)

lounge, looking onto entrance and front door
Prior to plaster going up we had an inspector go through to determine any building errors. He pointed out a number of small errors. Our site supervisor, spent time and talked us through each item and how they would be fixed, taking photos after they have been fixed. A few items were differences in building practices, but he said if we really wanted to they could make changes as we desired. We went with what our site supervisor recommended. I think all items have been fixed now, just one or two we need to follow up on. The kitchen and bathroom cupboards were meant to go in last week, but there was a delay in the laminate delivery as the kitchen company stated. The doors and skirting boards have been delivered, so they will be in soon.
I plan not be so long until my next blog update!