Thursday, August 29, 2013

Moving along quickly!!

It's official... All the floor coverings are in the house!!! Yesterday we had the carpet laid which was quite exciting! The colour is better and lighter than we thought/remembered it to be. Now I'm wishing the walls were slightly paler but I'm sure it will all be fine once we have furniture in the house! 

So there it is... The best of a bad lot but it will do for the time being! 

No splashback still but fly screens were installed today!! We seem to be moving along nice and quickly, lets hope we're in very soon! 

I had a look at some exposed ag concrete today which is below....

We are tossing up between this and maybe something a bit lighter. I'm thinking this might be nice though!

Anyway, that's about it for now! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finished laminate flooring & ordering shutters.

Yesterday our laminate flooring was finished being laid. I am totally in love with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got a few photos to share, it's quite dusty at the moment but you get the idea!

Looking from the front door down to the lounge. Our little guy loved running up and down the hallway despite being sick! He was totally exhausted by the time we left and slept and slept and slept!

Looking through the kitchen into the butlers pantry.

Looking from the kids lounge room towards the dining area with the lounge to the right and kitchen to left.

There was too much light coming in from the back windows so the photos I took facing the backyard didn't work so well. The carpet and splashback will be installed today so I hope to get some pics of that a bit later!!

As I said the other day, we decided to order plantation shutters for some rooms in the house. I ordered them through and it was such an easy process!! When I started looking around for them, I was thinking there would almost be no way that we could afford them. A lot of the prices seemed exorbitant until I read Katrina's blog (from The Block) She has recently built a house and had also been doing her research on the shutters. She found that a lot of people were recommending So after checking out their website and prices, we decided to go ahead! At the moment they have a special going with Plantation Shutters only being $185per sqm and you only pay a 50% deposit and pay the balance when the shutters are ready to be shipped! Perfect!!
So we have ordered them for the butlers pantry window, toilet, main bathroom, ensuite and master bedroom. Now the wait to get into our house and receive our shutters!!! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

A quick flooring update!

After a 2 week delay in having our flooring laid its almost complete! We went and had a look last night and this is what we found!

I'm totally in love with it!! They had done the majority of it and just needed to finish the butlers pantry and dining area off! This photo was taken through the front window, so it's a bit blurry.

Our temp fencing came down yesterday and this morning there was a bobcat there cleaning up the site! The carpet will be laid tomorrow which I'm really apprehensive about and wishing that we had of paid extra to upgrade. We are resigned to the fact that it probably won't be what we want but will wait and see, we may be pleasantly surprised! If not, we have friends who own a carpet store so they may be getting some business from us in a year or so! 

My little guy is sick at the moment, so I best go and tend to him now!

Happy Tuesday! 

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Once again... It's been a long time between posts. Since the last one we have moved house as the last house we were renting sold. So we are living in a small 3 bedroom unit until our house is finished!

I left off last time with the frame going up. We are now at fixing stage and will hopefully be in our new home before the end of September!

Here are some photos of the progress!


Butlers Pantry

 Main bathroom


I've got quite a few more photos but these are probably the main ones for the moment. The bathrooms now have shower screens and the bath installed, all plumbing is finished as well as the electrical work. This coming week we have our floors being installed which is the last big thing to do. The splashback and caulking will also be finished by the end of next week. So that leaves blinds and fly screen installation, cupboard handles and towel rails to be attached and the driveway which should be done in the next 2 weeks. Appliances will be installed at handover and there's all the little fix up bits to be done as well. So fingers crossed we are not too far away!!

We've done some shopping for the house in the past week, there's a lot we want to buy but have to do it a little slower than we'd like as it all comes down to money of course!! We have purchased our 3 lights to go over the kitchen bench which are from Schots Emporium...

We have also purchased a bookcase to go in our dining area...
The picture above is from Anthropology but ours is absolutely identical.

A butlers table... I'm unsure where this will go but I will find somewhere!

This unit is for our entrance. It's quite large at 2.1m in length and we bought that at a local furniture store KYO. 

We still have a few things on the list that we need to purchase before we move in like new dining chairs and also a fit out for our WIR. We asked M to hold off with the fit out of it as we wanted to do it ourselves. We also have plantation shutters on order for our bedroom, ensuite, butlers pantry, main bathroom and toilet. I can't wait to receive them and install them! We had roller blinds as part of our package which we will keep in most rooms and will layer with curtains in the future.

Sorry for the bombardment of photos! Hopefully I'll be back sooner than last time :)