Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Plans are at council!

We received an email yesteray from EB saying our plans had been submitted to council.  Very exciting news!  Now we wait.....

We did our electrical appointment last week and that was relatively painless.  So now our colours/kitchen/electrical/tiles are all done.  I guess this is where the waiting game really begins.  Our start date isn't until the end of February.  Kind of glad we have Christmas thrown in the middle to distract us from it all :)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Colour selection day......done and dusted!!!!

We did it.   All our selections are done.  That's it for us - no more display homes, no more driving around looking at colours, no more taking random photos of peoples homes to show Gav their driveways!!!!

So our selections......

External Colours

Kitchen, bathroom and paint

Our bathroom tiles & mosiac (wall tile will be white not grey)

And our floors....back tile will be throughout the house, darkest tile will be for the alfresco area.  Dark carpets for the dining and living rooms and light carpets for the bathrooms.

So that is our house!!!

We upgraded the kitchen sink to the one I liked better.  It is the Clark Quattro. 
Our tapware was all in our standard range. 
We are changing our showers to the semi-frameless shower.

As for the kitchen.  We are making the pantry a bit bigger so waiting to get the drawings still and then we will decide on other upgrades if needed.

Today took 4 1/2 hours so we were very happy to get in under the 6 hours we thought it would take!
Very happy with all our choices.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


We went out to PGH on Saturday and chose our bricks/tiles etc.  That was relatively painless.
After that we went to Di Lorenzo and had the fun task of look at all the options we could choose from.  There were a LOT in the standard range.  So we looked at floor tiles, carpets and tiles for the bathroom.  At this stage, we have decided on everything but we have our colour consultation on Thursday so we will see if anything changes.  We have a rough idea on what we are looking for with our kitchen as well so hopefully it won't take as long as they have allowed for us (6 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Our plans have been submitted for BASIX approval so that is exciting.  Don't really know what it means but it is nice to have dates against all the things that have to be sorted before they can start building!

Will have pictures to share after our appointment on Thursday.