Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I spent the day at the house today while the appliances were being installed. We also got a quote for the concrete. Carpet layers returned and put on the trims. The window technician came around to have a look at the windows that aren't right. He'll have to come back again when our supervisor is there with Mark so they can explain the problem better than I could.

plastic container letterbox - the latest in new build fashion!

Now to remove all those grubby plumber finger prints

First meal cooked in our new house! bahaha

We now have hot water! I think we need to make a screen to cover it up though...

Loving it! Just needs a good vacuum and mop now!

We've ordered roller blinds for the boys' bedrooms (the darker solid colour sample) and transition blinds (the stripy samples) for the living, dining, bathrooms and laundry. Transition blinds are a fairly new concept in window coverings (I sound like a sales person - LOL!), these ones are not block out, but will be great for privacy and filtering light. The darker brown will go in the theatre room with curtains. I bought the curtains for our bedroom, theatre, rumpus sliding door and family sliding door at Harris Scarfe. Rods are coming from Blinds Online (where we are getting the rollers and transitions from). Can't wait for the rods to arrive so we can get the curtains up.

We were originally planning on putting plantation shutters in, but decided that we'd do the cheaper option at the moment, we can upgrade later to the shutters when the budget allows. I'd rather have our patio concreted than have plantation shutters through the house.

Loving the vinyl. The plumbers all thought the floor was timber till I told them it was vinyl. I think they were impressed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Our floors are now almost finished. All that remains is for the carpet layer to return to put on the trims. It looks fantastic. The layers of both the carpet and the vinyl were great. We are rapt with how it looks. Now we've got a big clean up job to do due to the concrete dust from the floor prep for the vinyl, I have to wait two days before I can mop the vinyl - can't remember the last time I looked forward to mopping!!!

Carpet - before I vacuumed all the thready scrappy bits up

First meal in our new home

Looks like someone lives here now

Temporary blinds in the boys' rooms

Thin layer of concrete dust covers everything
The vinyl is Gerflor's Primetex Cajou Grey

Saturday, March 8, 2014


We finally met some of our neighbours today. It's amazing that we've not crossed paths until now. They seem quite nice and they've met some of the other neighbours too.

Can't wait until Tuesday when we finally get the keys!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New hand over date

Wahoo! Handover will now be on Tuesday - only because they've run out of their gift packs so they'll post it out to us later - bahahaha.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We have a date!

Handover will be next Wednesday! Wahoo! We've found that Western Distributors DO have the vinyl in stock so we will order it from them and they'll start installing the carpet and vinyl on Friday the 14th and finish on the following Monday. Can't wait!

Soooo excited!

At the moment we are busy getting quotes for the driveway, shed and window coverings.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Front Yard Dreaming

Some pictures from my pinterest garden board - ideas for our front garden...

I love how this path cuts through the garden.
In a few years this garden will be stunning
when that tree gets much bigger! (source)


Click on picture to visit this blog to see more
fabulous pictures of their garden!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Almost finished

Our splashback is in - Wahoo!

Looks like all that needs to be done is the spa put in and the paint and plaster touch ups need to be done. Then we are all ready. PCI on Tuesday!

Splash back is in - love it!


more holes to patch up - silly duffer electricians being too rough when putting things in

One problem that we have noticed is that our wind out windows are not quite right...

The window is about 1/2cm wider across the middle than the top and the bottom. They still open and shut ok, but it can't be right for them to be out this much! In the photos you can see that the gap around the awning part of the window is much tighter across the centre than it is at the top and the bottom of the awning.

bottom of the window

middle of the window

Top of the window
So we've sent a message to our site supervisor and hopefully they'll be able to replace the windows - thankfully the frames are ok, its just the windows. There must have been some sort of glitch when they were being manufactured.