Friday, November 30, 2012

Hopetoun Interiors ... again

We went to Hopetoun last weekend and got a list of the colours etc in the Drysdale in Point Cook.

Bench-top - Almond Rocca (category 2 I think) - we've chosen Osprey (category 1 - standard)
Cabinet Doors - Pumice
Overhead Doors - Oyster Linea Laminate
Glass Splashback - Starphire glass Hog Bristle 1/2 Strength

Vanity Bench and doors - Divine Oak Laminate


Chamois Matt - Brick Bond 300x600 (upgrade)

We went to National Tile on the weekend too, we chose Portifino FA01 Shell Matt Bianco Satin 400x400 (standard range) and will probably upgrade to the small mosaic tiles like in the display

Window colours currently available in the lifestyle range:
Ultra Sheer Gloss (grey)

Satin Black
Woodland Grey

So now we are trying to work out our exterior colours. I love Porters Paints Old Stone Wall, and hope to find something the same in Dulux for the render.

Thinking that we'll go with white windows and facia, and Windspray for the roof, garage door, gutters, etc

Tomorrow we're meeting again with our Sales Consultant to go over our quote.

Construction has started on our estate. Very excited to see trucks and diggers, gravel and pipes on the land (they are there, it just hard to see in the pic, I'll take my camera next time rather than the phone)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hopetoun Interiors

We went to Hopetoun Interiors yesterday.

It was exciting to see all the things you can choose. Luckily we are pretty happy with the standard items and won't be upgrading too many things.  Our head is spinning from the color selections though.  We're glad we like the Point Cook display's kitchen and bathroom cupboards so we'll probably just choose the same as the display for those items.

The hard part is choosing the exterior colours.  One problem with Hopetoun is that they don't provide paint chips in the colors for the windows, roofs, colorbond, and it's really hard to put the colors together b/c they're on a white background so you can't see what they look like right next to each other. So we went to Bunnings on the way home and got some Dulux color chips. We thought we liked Surfmist for the windows when we were at Hopetoun, now we're home and looking at the paint chip, we're not so keen on it and can't remember all the other colors on offer (and didn't take pics of them all).

We were thinking of Surfmist for the window frames, Camel Train for the render, Woodland Grey for the roof and gutters, and Paperbark for the facia and garage door.  Now we are unsure. Oh well, another trip back to Hopetoun and we'll record all the colours you can choose from for the windows and colorbond and then get the paint chips and go from there.

National Tiles weren't open yesterday so we'll have to go back anyway so we can choose our tiles.

Some Window Colours

Possible selection of render and window colour - Camel Train and Surfmist

Garage Door Style

Standard door knobs

Door knob upgrades - even one with remote!!!

Internal door knobs - standard

Hoping to have this door for Master bedroom, theatre, garage internal access, pantry and door to boys area

Caesar Stone Bench - Ice Snow - Standard

Tap upgrade to category 2

Standard basin

Rustic Coffee Timber Laminate Floor

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The house

We are building the Drysdale 30 with Porter Davis.

We love so many things about this floor plan.

 We've chosen the Gable facade and the house will be hebel.

We’re hoping to making a few modifications to the floor plan:
- extending the garage by 2 meters to make room for a mudroom / linen / store room
- putting a spa in the ensuite - can’t wait for that!
- creating an alcove next to the kitchen for my buffet to go

We can't wait to cook in our new kitchen! Big oven. HUGE Pantry! Lots of bench space!

We love the little study nook - which will become our ‘music room’.

The open family / meals area is nice and open and will easily fit our huge dining table.

We like how the boys bedrooms are not right next to the main living area and there is the rumpus for their lego and toys. The boys will also have a bigger bath room than they do now.

I also love the laundry! It’s HUGE!!! and I love how it’s at the back of the house and near the boys’  bedrooms (no excuse for not putting their dirty washing in there now! - I won’t hold my breath though!)

We'll have a lovely big ensuite and walk in robe.

The extra bedroom will become our ‘study / sewing room’.

We went to the Saltwater Coast, Point Cook Display Village on Monday and went through the house and the plans with a consultant. She was lovely.  We hope to go to Hopetoun Interiors this weekend to look at the different items you can choose for cupboard doors, handles, doors, door knobs, etc...

I can’t wait to see it all unfold and start to happen!

All pictures in this post are screen shots from the Porter Davis website.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our Land

Our dream is finally happening!!! We are finally going to build!!! I’m so excited! I have wanted to ‘build’ for so long. Over the past 15 years we’ve seriously considered building three times but for one reason or another, we haven’t gone ahead with it. But now it would seem the time is right and we have taken the plunge and today we put a deposit on a large block of land not far from where we now live.  Settlement on the land won’t be until May or June next year, which seems so far away, but I’m sure it’ll go very quickly. Construction is meant to begin this month on our stage of the estate.

Middle of the front of our block
Looking from our block to the 'park over the road' ;-)

So excited!