Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gorgeous Street Lights

Yay! It's coming along so quick. Still are being told settlement on the land is July. Grrrrrr. We were originally told that "settlement will be April/May, worst case scenario June" - they've only had a couple of inclement days so there's no reason why they should now be saying July esp as it seems like only the roads, footpaths and crossovers are to go in - every time we go past there's always work going on (apart from on Sundays). Maybe they don't want to settle till after the parkland is all finished off - who knows. Maybe it's just the agent ...... well I've been taught not to say anything if you can't say anything nice.

On another note, our tile appointment is now scheduled for April the 6th, contract will be not long after that. We're still waiting for some info and prices before we finalize the date for contract.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Color Selection

Today we had our colour and electrical appointments.

Really pleased with how it's all coming together.

Exterior Colours:

Bricks: Boral Rouge
Windows: White Birch
Feature Render: Dune
Roof, gutters, facia, downpipes: Woodland Grey
Garage Door: Dune

Internal Colours:

Walls: Lushious White
Trim: First Snow

Tiles, Wall Colour, Trim, Window Frames


The picture below isn't a good indicator  of the colours - they really do go together 'in real life!'

Bench: Osprey Caesar Stone 20mm bench and 40mm island with waterfall edge - nice!!!
Cupboard Doors: Shaker Profile in Laminex Parchment (now changed to Polar White)
Glass splashback: Limed White (Starfire glass) - (now changed to Limed White Half)
Bench in Pantry: ...

Wall Colour, Glass Splashback, Laminex, Bench


Floor and Bathroom Tiles: Shell Matte Bianco Satin 
Bathroom cupboard doors and benches: Laminex Palisander
Splashback and feature tiles: Strata Glass Format 24 #9 Biscuit (similar to pic below)


Floor Tiles: Shell Matte Bianco Satin 
Cupboard doors: Laminex Polar White
Bench: Formica Brushed Silver
Splashback: White Gloss 75x150mm Subway Tile


We haven't decided whether to go with the flooring package or not. While we like the look of the Bolero Timber Look Laminate Flooring (Rustic Coffee is our choice) we're not sure that we actually want a laminate flooring. I don't like the idea of how it can't get wet and I also don't like how it's clicky when you walk on it.

So we're looking at the Allura Vinyl Plank flooring that is available at Harvey Norman, and then will get carpet elsewhere. Hopefully the vinyl plank will come up on sale before handover. To save $ we'll install it ourselves (it's really easy to DIY and it certainly is within our skill ability to do it).

Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring - Vintage Oak Cinnamon

Electrical Selections:

Basically we doubled the number of power points, threw in a few extra lights, added in some LED down lights and added some two way switches. We are putting a power point inside each of the vanities (handy for rechargeable shavers and toothbrushes, and it gets them off the bench), one in the broom cupboard (for the dust buster) as well as three in the pantry. We certainly didn't do anything extravagant and will put in our exterior lights after handover (they will be wired up and ready to go).


The land is coming along in leaps and bounds! So exciting! They've got most of the gutters in now.  Hopefully it won't be too long!