Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We're in !!

We moved in over the weekend, and have settled into the new home.
Kid's bedrooms, our bedroom and kitchen have been unpacked. The rest of the house is still in boxes. You also cannot move in the garage :)

There is still a few things to do such as the battens on the porch, front and courtyard pergola, and porcha and alfresco decking. That, and of course the landscaping and pool will all be done over the next couple months.

THe phone and TV were put on yesterday, and Foxtel is due Saturday. Internet still a little while away :(

This weekend I need to find myself a letterbox !

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Driveway in, granite done !

Unfortunately the kitchen cupboards and drawer fronts aren't due until Friday :(

Front driveway:

Close up of colour:

Kitchen. Granite has been installed, and pantry has been fitted out. The pantry will hold the microwave, kettle and toaster (as well as food). Two glass doors need to be installed to close it off.

Island bench. Cupboard doors need to be fit off underneath the bench also.

Theatre handles:

Ironing cabinet (cupboard door has been removed for installation)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost there - not long now !

Due to move in next week. Still a few things to do outside, but before we move in the driveway will be complete, as will the render and battens to the top of the porch. The front decking and pergola over will probably be done after we move in.

We finally have a front door !

Entry, complete with dusty floors! The cabinets you can see are the pantry cabinets, which are yet to be installed and as such are sitting in the middle of the family room:

Looking out to pool area and alfresco:


Looking toward front door:

Hallway to kid's areas. One room has a red wall, one a pink and one a lilac:

Powder room:

A/V cupboard. Cupboard door not yet installed.

Kitchen. The butler's pantry is yet to be fit out (it's sitting in the middle of the family room). the cupboard and drawer fronts are due tomorrow. Granite gets installed Tuesday. Glass splashbacks won't be ready by the time we move in :(

Meals area. In front is the alfresco. To the left is the backyard for the kids and to the right will be the pool.

Rumpus room wall (skirting to be painted in feature colour):

Rumpus room, with display cabinet under and built in bar to the right.

Master bedroom entry:

Looking out of the bedroom into the study:

Shower screen has been installed in ensuite:


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's all happening today.....fixing problems - moving date confirmed !

They numbered in their thousands on site today. Carpet layers, cabinetmakers, electricians, shower screen installer, skylight installer, carpenter.

Finally I have a front door ! Unfortunately i forgot to tell the door people to order the door without the sill so yesterday me and the carpenter were on site doing some modifications to the door frame. Cutting the sill off meant having to remove the glass side lite, so I'll have to call in a glazier.

The door was hung and lock installed, so I have a front door for the first time during the build - and I move in 2 weeks ! The moving date has been confirmed on 6th February so it's rush rush until then.

Today we had a few problems with the kitchen, and where services have come out of the wall, but we fixed those. We also had a skylight ready to go in, but it doesn't fit. The trusses are 600mm centres throughout the roof, except for over the bathroom where they meet and are about 470mm apart. A new skylight was ordered and will be installed shortly.

The carpet looks great ! We are really happy with our choices for the timber floor and carpet. I'll post some pictures shortly.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Showers, mirrors and floors..

Timber flooring started today !!

Poweder room mirror:

Kid's bathroom shower:

Saturday, January 16, 2010


The painter and tiler worked over the Christmas break. The plumber started back last week, and here's where we are up to:

Ensuite (shower screen to be installed)

Gotta get a nice window covering.

Shower recess:

The throne:

Powder room (a few defects to be repaired in here)

The floor tiles in the bathroom and powder room are actually a different looking tile than what the photo shows:

They are a National Tiles "Metallic Rust"

When I can get some more light into the room I'll try and take a photo of the tiles as they look awesome :)

Kid's bathroom:


Plenty of storage space:

Walk in robe:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bricks cleaned, cabinets started.

Front of house, showing nice clean bricks (other than where the render is going to the brickwork around the three windows):

Close up of bricks and garage door:

Alfresco ceiling complete:

Lounge/theatre (with doors open):

Lounge/theatre (with doors closed). I still need to fit a piece of timber across the top track to cover the track:

Window opposite lounge/theatre overlooking pool area:

Family/rumpus (meals to the right):


Meals area:

Measl area looking back toward front door. The corner window looks out to the pool area:

Rumpus built in cabinet and bar:

Laundry, with full height cupboards to the left, and benchtop over cupboards to the right. In the middle of the cupboards will be a fold out ironing board (it also spins 180 degrees so it wont get in the way if open).

Pull out laundry hamper:

Walk in robe to master bedroom. On the left is a shoe rack. Still waiting for shevles over, and hanging rails:

One of the kid's bedrooms:

The tiler and painter will start next week. The plumber will finish fit off after Christmas, and the timber floors and carpet will be installed also. The lights and power points will go in after Christmas when the painter has finished, as will the air conditioners. The carpenter will come back to finish the skirtings after the timber floor has been installed, and the kitchen will be installed at this time also.

Then we move into the house......and work on the pool and landscaping.