Sunday, February 28, 2010
We went for a drive out to the estate on Saturday and found there were light posts in our street (well the dirt road I am calling our street), I was so excited.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
After our electrical appointment we made the all important colour selections. Some of which I have listed below:
Bricks - Austral 'Hawthorn'
Mortar - Rolled 'Off White'
Roof Tiles - Monier Concrete Elebana 'Sambuca'
Rear Garage door - 'Paperbark'
Ceilings/Cornices - Builders White
Robe doors, skirtings/architraves & internal doors - Haymes 'Minimalist'
Kitchen benchtops - Caesarstone 'Latte'
Vanity cupboards - Panelart 'Colombian Walnut' (see above)
Laundry benchtops - Laminate 'Desert Zephyr' (see above)
Laundry cupboards - Panelart 'Colombina Walnut' (see above)
Carpet - Carpet Call Hawkins Range 'Pod'
What a relief it was to walk out of that place with everything except the tiles chosen. It was one of the most stressful days, but I think we did ok.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The changes we made included widening the garage by 1m, a roller door at the rear of the garage and raised ceilings in the kitchen, lounge & meals area.
We spent months looking at established houses and just couldn't find anything in our preferred areas at a price we could afford. I think the final straw was when we went to the auction of a house we both loved and it ended up selling for almost $100,000.00 over the advertised price. It was after that we started looking into some estates and house & land packages, much to my dismay.
After much persuasion from Jas it was agreed that this was the best option to get us started. The next decision was North, South, East or West. In the end after weighing up all the pros and cons of each direction we went with North. For what we could afford we got land closer to the CBD and closer to both our works.