Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Additional Walk in wardrobe for master bedroom

Today pd emailed me a pic of the additional WIR I wanted, the bedroom is huge & such a waste of space that I thought more space to put my clothes, bags & shoes. Yeah. See pic attached.

Friday, October 22, 2010

My selections chosen

House selections

External materials & fittings
Bricks: brushwood bricks - ironed
Mortar: natural
Roof tiles: Macquarie drk chocolate
Aluminum windows; Jasper
Garage door: paperbark
Front door: Corinthian doors- pmad 104 paperbark glass translucent.
Upgraded: front door lock & handle & added deadlock to laundry door & garage.
Laundry door: STD half glass - col paperbark
Gutters- Jasper
Fascia- Jasper
Downpipes- Jasper
Render - Jasper

Main internal fittings
Main walls - wattyl sand drift with flokati for trims
Internal doors- STD flush flokati
Internal door handles - STD matte silver
Linen/ robe - STD range - cicrcular ones!
Privacy locks - powder room, master bedroom & bathroom upstairs, toilet (x4)
Cornice - STD
Feature light fittings - down lights all downstairs (29) & x5 stair lights.

Kitchen fittings
Benchtop- upgrade as per promo, ceaserstone cols osprey
Cabinet doors - laminex polar white
Overhead doors- polar white
Glass splash - vivid white
Tapware- STD as per upgrade
Cabinet handles: long thick square types
Feature down lights - x1 either side of cabinets =2

Master ensuite bathroom -
Benchtop - upgraded promo - ceaserstone ivory
Cabinet doors - laminex fossil - drk brown
Vanity basin - round bowl type
Vanity tap ware - mixer
Shower - added niche
Floor tiles - Kimberley smoke
Feature mosaics: feat in niche & bathroom splashback. stone & glass tiles - see pics

Master bathroom
- like ens cols but bath all tiled like shower!
- bath tapware - upgrade to same mixer as ens bathroom.

Powder room
- match with bathrooms

Laundry -
Benchtop, cabinet & overhead doors - laminate fossil col bench tops, Peruvian clay laminex cupboards, smokey Kimberley stone tiles & cafe crm splasback tiles

Staircase - STD with carpet & flokati finish.
Lighting - a few lights 5 up staircase?

Cat 1 - cardinal antique stone.
Underlay - upgraded to cat 4
Timber flooring - 1 strip tassie oak

Under stairs- added light globe!
kitchen Master bedroom - all options tv, ph & paytv.
Data/ internal points/ pay tv - study, games room, rumpus & living rm.
Powerpoints - min 2 per bedroom & a few in each living area ( eg: living, lounge, games, rumpus) heaps.
Alarm system - 4 points (3 downstairs/ 1 upstairs?)
Ducted vacuum - 5 points & sweeper ( downstairs - living & front of house / sweeper in kitchen kick board)
Downlights - to all of downstairs!

Flood lights: outside front/ laundry/alfresco - all around house!
Dual lighting - garage, entry hall, staircase. Kitchen entry/ dining.
Upgraded fancy Light outside front door & balcony door.
Flyscreen door - rumpus sliding & balconey sliding door! - need to ask csv about this!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colour & selection appointment just finished!

Hi everyone,
Just finished my colour appointment & did it all in 2 hrs. Rapt I was so organized.
I decided on the white kitchen, didn't upgrade to much! Big upgrade was the carpet underlay to the best category, front doors, locks to all downstairs windows, upgraded splashback to vivid white, upgraded kitchen handles. Added privacy locks, upgraded mixer taps, & frosted bathroom windows! Most things were STD! Pretty impressed! Now off to my elec app at 12.00 & then tile app at 2pm!
Pics are not uploading! Will try & add them tonight with my tile selections.

Ok pics uploaded!

Pic of facade : bricks, tiles, gutters, etc.
Kitchen cols! All white - I'm so boring lol
Carpet col!
Bathrooms - tiles, mosaics & cupboard & benchtop cols.

So had my elec app & cost came to 8.5k. I had 6.5k budgeted. So not to bad :-)

Was pretty happy with the STD range, prob only spent a total of 7k today on all upgrades over & above my tender price.
Yeah :-)

More pics;

Internal paint col- sand drift & front door design - which will be painted in Jasper.

Sinks I've chosen - mixer tap on left for bathrooms & powder rm

Kitchen handles

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tender, new facade & site start locked in.

We had our tender appointment last Thursday & after much shock I'm doing ok now! Our costs are going to be more than double of what was on our initial sales quote. Those damn retaining walls & sloping land ahhh. I have learnt alot about site costs. And a big thank you to b from homeone forum (a great website blog that inspired me to start my own blog) that has been helpful in giving me lots of advice at this very stressful time. Thks buddy :-)
So with huge site costs we are now changing the facade, upgraded staircase & a few other things!
Site start has been locked in for dec start! I was told today that it's looking like nov for settlement!
Any way here is a pic of our new facade. We will only be getting the portico (balcony) rendered. And lastly am off to hopetoun next Thursday. Will post some pics of my selections.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

House update - bricks, tiles & changing house plan

Well this weekend was spent at boral on Saturday morning & we decided on brushwood bricks with natural mortar & chocolate brown roof tiles.
Before that we went & visited the display hm we are building & were unsure whether we should have built the 42 versus the 35. After much thought & debate for the extra $ we have now decided to build the 42. Got onto my sales rep, & luckily we have notified them prior to our tender app this Thursday!! I am hoping we can still go to tender with such a big change, but it won't matter to much as the house hasn't been drawn up yet! This happens after tender. Thk god! The main reason in the change u ask? The size of the bedrooms. Downstairs would have been fine! But bedrooms smaller that 3x3, tiny! So here is an updated plan of what we will be building.