Monday, 18 June 2012

Bricks & Plaster

It's been a busy few weeks at the house since my last update. Bricks are due to be finished tomorrow or Wednesday, our plaster has been hung and other little bits and pieces have been done around the house. This week we have the renderer and painter booked in to do the facade before the scaffold goes and he can't get to the high part of the entry way (we are only having the facade rendered and the remainder we will get done after handover), the chippies will be on site starting the shelving etc inside, waterproofer for bathrooms etc, the tiler towards Friday if we're lucky. When our supervisor rang on Friday to give me the update I was quick to ask the all important question - when are the kitchen / bathroom / laundry cabinets being delivered? I've been hanging out for months to see the kitchen come together so by the end of this month it will be here - super excited!

One hiccup we had last week was with our laundry and kitchen - the plumber has bought the vent pipe up where our dryer is supposed to sit so we have had to do a little swap around of sides to make it all fit but it doesn't bother me too much - plus we got a free powerpoint out of it because we hadn't allocated a point to the side it has now been moved to! Coral also confirmed our suspicion we have had since the slab went down - the water pipes for the kitchen island are in fact coming up in the wrong position (under the dishwasher) so they need to jackhammer up our slab and move them across. Overall we've been really happy so far and these are the only two problems we've had since site start - we're very fortunate to have a great supervisor!

Photo overload below ....

Louvres = study.  3 DH = main bedroom.  Cladding to study and render to everywhere else.

Our red feature bricks - can't wait to see these up!

Soundproof insulation in media room and bedrooms.

Looking from the front door down to the family room & alfresco.

Niches in the showers - looking forward to seeing these done with our feature tiles.

Display niche - dining table to sit along this.

Looking through to the ensuite from main bedroom.  Bath on the right, shower and toilet on the left and double basins straight ahead.


Looking from kitchen to dining, media behind niche, alfresco out the back and lounge to the left.

Bulkhead over kitchen - I must admit I wasn't sold on the
bulkhead but Andrew insisted - I am so happy we went for it as
I'm loving the kitchen space being defined now and creates
a bit more life in what would have been a big open space.

Media room.
Looking down to the entry, study and main bedroom on the left and garage on the right.


Nellie McCarthy said...

Wow it sure is coming along now. It must be very exciting to see. It sounds like you are having a fantastic experience so far and your supervisor sounds great. xx

M said...

Looking goooood! Feeling a little bit of de ja vu looking at some of those photos!! Mx

Em said...

Thanks guys! It sure is exciting Nellie - I just hope our bathroom selections look good - that's my only worry! Definitely seeing 90% similarities in the pictures M, soon we'll be looking at LaurenB's too!

Mel said...

Wow!! Lots of progress Em! It's all coming along fantastically.

birds.nest said...

Love the bulk head above the kitchen!!

Em said...

Thanks BirdsNest! Unfortunately it doesn't look as impressive since the cornice has been put on, we are going to look into getting it square set post handover as its really lost its wow factor now!

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