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: