Monday, 23 February 2015

Some internals

Hi all, here some pictures of today's visit:

Our ground floors tiles are in the garage ready to be laid. 

The garage door mechanism... it seems to be small for the door :-)

Cabinets in the main bedroom

Main bathroom

Tab of the bathtub in the main bathroom, no happy with it, it is too short and water falls outside the bathtub.

The towel rail was placed in an incorrect place, we requested explicitly to be placed close to the spa, as we were planning to put something else in that place. I wonder if houses would be less expensive if builders do less errors. Now in order to move it, they will need to remove the shower glass, remove the mirror and replace 3 tiles.

Dinning room, with lights :-)

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Small bits and pieces...

We are waiting for the tiling to start, but in the meantime some bit and pieces have been happening. Yesterday the bathtub, toilets, spa and door handles were delivered. We also realised that the shelves in the pantry were already installed.. no sure when though. Today we found that the Garage door was installed, it was really quick. We were discussing why we didn't have the Wisdom Ad in our house and today it was finally place in the fence... haha it is funny as we are really close to completion.. (well at least it seems like it). Enjoy the photos.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Façade is almost finished

Sorry for the car photobombing.. but I liked this picture, the sky was just so full of colours... The façade is almost finished and now we can see the colours in real life. We think now that the combination was a little bit risky, but I think the final product is looking good, now we need to think about the colour of the fence, so it matches the same palette. Our garage door will be surfmist, close to the colour of the fence with our neighbours and to the first floor cladding. The balcony is missing the rail bars yet and also a privacy screen in the right side, which was required by CDC. 
For the fence we are thinking in using modular walls system but we are still trying to decide if we should go all around the corner until the driveway (1.8m decreasing to 1.2m high in the corner and front) or whether we should just put some retaining walls with some shrubs (like a raised garden bed) for the delimiting the land.
We have been growing some Lilly Pilly Acmena var minor (28 of them) in the balcony of the place we are living now, and we have also some English Box (around 60). 
Our idea is to use the English boxes to create a path towards the door and put the Lilly Pillies behind the modular wall (in case we decide to go all round the corner), or put them in top of the raised bed garden (if we decide to go for that).. decisions... decisions... :-)  

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Getting closer.. slow but closer

Some photos of the progress done during the last weeks. The house is taking shape and  finally we feel close to the end. Last week I've received a call from the Site Supervisor saying that he was leaving WH and that he will hand over to another person. We will have a meeting with him tomorrow morning, we hope we can get an approx. date of completion. Our previous supervisor told us some months ago that the house will be finished on February, however we see that very unlikely. We hope we still on time to finish in March, we'll update you as soon as we know. The house is looking beautiful, we are really happy with the options we took, with exception of small details such the mirror in the ensuite.. when we realised that having only one mirror was an upgrade, it was already late to do any change. Anyways, enjoy the photos :-)