Sunday, 22 November 2015

Locked out!

We've finally been locked out of our home :(  At least that means they've fixed the window :)

Unfortunately we couldn't even peak in the windows and take photos as they're getting reading for painting and have covered all the windows in plastic.

The only difference we could actually see this week was the rendering done to the front of the house. It's still yet to be painted, but at least it was something to see.

I also remembered to take photos of the retaining wall this week.

I'm not really sure how they'll do the remaining bit of fence, but I can see it's the same on the other side of the neighbours property too, so it's obviously not an uncommon thing?
Fingers crossed they forget to lock a door or window next week :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Week 13(ish)

We've hit lock up!!!  Which means we've been invoiced for lock up too...ouch!

Seems lock up doesn't necessarily mean 'locked up' though.  Turns out we have an awning window that appears to be broken so it can easily be lifted open (note to self: remind them to fix window).

We've had all the skirting and architraves done, internal doors have been installed as well as our huge front door (which I LOVE) and all of our cabinets are in too :)  This week the painters are due.

SS is trying to get the house completed by Christmas (I'm not holding my breath though).  If not by Christmas then immediately after he says....although immediately after is pretty much February anyway.

Still no fence.  I'm a little concerned that the neighbours are still waiting on us to do something, although I do not know what (I've contacted them to find out).  I'm interested to see how the fencer is going to install the fence around our retaining wall as it seems to be weirdly built.  It doesn't go the full length of the boundary and stops about 2-3 metres from the side fence that's already built.  It's a strange set up.  I'll have to try and remember to take a photo of it next week to show you all.

Photo time!

Love our huge front door. It will be stained Ebony and have a pull handle

From the inside.
We decided not to obscure the glass in it as we wanted to have as much light coming through as possible.

If you're standing at the front door looking in, you look straight at a wall anyway.
Main (i.e. Charlies) bathroom
And her shower

I was worried about our colours in here, but am happy with choices so far.
Cannot wait until tiling is done in here. I'm stressing out about our colour choices in here too
Obviously the kitchen, with our white cabinets installed


Very glad we paid extra for the glass door on the pantry

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Another quickie

Not a real lot to report this week.

The water proofers have been in and water proofed stuff :) and it appears the cabinet makers have been in and started to install the cabinets, although most of them are just laying about, but at least the kitchen is starting to take shape.


Oh, by the way, they've cleaned our bricks and I'm much happier with them now :)

Monday, 2 November 2015

What a difference a week can make

Last week we had a frame with windows and a roof on it, this week we have a fully bricked house with internal walls.

It's amazing the difference in the 'feeling' of the house now.  We get a real sense of the size and space of each room now.  Funnily enough, rooms feel larger now the plaster is on.

We love our choice to have square set in the entrance, main living areas, theatre and study, it looks awesome and makes the ceiling feel so high up.  A standard with Boutique Homes is 2340 high doors.  Love love love the tall doorways too.  In our current place I can stand underneath a doorway and hold on to the architraves around the top of the door.  Even Matt can't reach the tops of these doors. Although, it will be difficult to dust the tops.

He loves to have his photo taken :P
Starting to get more and more excited about moving in to our brand new home now.  We bought a stack of packing boxes today, not very often you get excited about the prospect of packing :)
This week the waterproofing and cabinets are due to be installed. Can't wait to see fittings starting to go in, it will really transform from a shell to a house then :)
Photo time.
Loved this shot - Charlie running down hallway
Master - beautiful view of the front yard dump
 Theatre looking across to study
Looking through to family

We got our retaining wall!! - Yay!!
Weekly selfie