Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Painters are in!

So excited to report the painters have been at the house.  No idea how much has been done but the car was there so that is very exciting!!

We have about 9 weeks until our scheduled end date so that is making it even more real.

I'm now trying to work out window coverings and furniture.  So many decisions!!!!   I am also going to do some more packing.  Not sure what else can be packed but I"m sure I'll find something.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Onsite inspection today and what did we find???

We arranged an onsite inspection with our SS just to touch base and see what is happening.  We went in and there was our kitchen!!!!  Well, the cupboards anyway.  Benchtops to follow but we can finally see what the kitchen is going to be like.  We are so thrilled with the cupboards.  I am so, so happy with the rear opening cupboards.  They are massive and will definitely hold all our platters etc that take up space.  And I am really happy that we managed to utilise all the space possible.

We then went into the bathroom and there is the vanity and sink!!!!  Again, so happy with our choices.  The vanity is also in our ensuite and I love them both.  I am so happy with our colour choices.  Was a little worried but not anymore.

So the next step is the tiler will be in to tile the wet areas, then the painters come in.  Painters???  I can't believe we are up to painters!!!!  Everything is looking so much more real.

We discussed the bricks.  I can't believe how much drama bricks can cause.  He said they will keep getting them back until it is right.  So that has made us happy.

Now for some pictures!

Bathroom




Ensuite














Kitchen





Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Lock up!

We've been waiting to hear those magical words, and today we did - you've reached lock up!!  Ok, so it was more in the form of an email saying "Attached is your invoice - please pay us lots of money".  But still, we are finally there!  We had hoped to have been at lock up about a month ago but with the dramas we had, I'm happy to just be here.

So I thought I'd drive past on my way home tonight and see what lock up looked like.  Kind of not a lot different to before we got the email....or so I thought.  I looked into the garage and we have been gyprocked!!!!!  It was quite dark so I could only see the garage but that was exciting enough for me.  I'm hoping to go past tomorrow afternoon after work and see if I can spy more gyprock in the daylight. 

I am trying REALLY hard to contain my excitement as I know we are still a little while off getting the keys but it was very exciting to see that once the bank makes this payment, we have ONE payment left then it's ours!!!!!!!!! 

So from our side of the "build"...we are doing a lot of things after handover.  Mainly electrical, landscaping and more kitchen cupboards, wardrobe fitout and laundry fit out.

We went looking at lights the other day.  Most unsuccessful shopping trip ever.  Who would think choosing down lights would be SOOOOOOO difficult???  So we abandoned light shopping for furniture shopping.  Now that was a whole lot more fun.  We have found the fridge we are going to get.  It is a french door fridge with the water/ice maker in the front.  It is about 150 L bigger than what we currently have.  I am really looking forward to having more fridge space as our current fridge is barely coping now the kids are getting a bit bigger.  So fridge is done.

We went looking at lounges.  That is going to be a very big decision.  It is for our lounge room (kids get our current lounge) and we have seen a few we like but just have to wait until the walls are up so we can measure the exact size of the room and go from there.  I found a shop that does custom made lounges so we are going to have a chat with them also.  I fell in love with a chair they had and am seriously trying to figure out how I can fit it into the house.  It was so comfy. 

Oh, and we got our ceiling fans.  So that is one thing we can definitely cross off our list.  One down, a million things to go.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Still waiting.....

Nothing seems to have happened in the past 2 weeks.  Getting a little bit frustrated now.  Ok, so when I say nothing - I mean brick wise.  We do have insulation now so that is a bonus.  I just wish the brickies would get sorted and finish the job. 

We have a back fence now too.  Not thrilled with it at all.  We had decided on a cream fence but the neighbours have ok'd cream with brown posts!!!!!  Considering our house has black windows and roof, I DEFINITELY wouldn't have gone with brown.  I am still trying to figure out what to do with this.  At worst, it will be painted.  We can't put anything along the fence and it is something that we have to look out at every single day and well, it is not what I want.  None of our other fences will have brown so I'm far from impressed about this one.