Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting closer!

With some help from Lionel we got our oven down to the house today and set it alongside a whole heap of goodies awaiting fit-off.

All of our door handles are on now, and the ensuite has been decked out!

Can't wait for all the electrical to be done!

Here's a couple of snaps!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Painting pretty much done

This is very quick as the computer could crash at any moment! (Whole other story).

So paint inside is done, and its pretty much done outside... not sure how I feel about how all the outside colours have come together... Stace is kind of in the same boat with me on that one.

Anyhow, here's some pics ebfore bed and potentially another long drive to go to the Apple store. Stace will be pumped though, she's fallen in love with Robina Town Centre! It is pretty cool!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paint underway!

Here are some shots from late today with paint on the walls and render completed.

Tiles done!

I don't have any super pics of the tiles as by the time we got there the painter had basically covered them all up. One thing though, they do look really good.. Luckily there were enough there to take the showers all the way to the roof, and to have the kitchen splashback 660 high all the way along the length of the bench.

In hindsight, we probably should have at least inquired how much it would be to tile the entire ensuite as once we saw it in the flesh, it wasn't all that much more space to cover! Anyhow, it looks great.

The place got broken in to on the weekend. The tiler lost some tools ans a few bits and pieces. Nothing of great value, but just a pain in the backside to go and replace. No damage to the place other than a bit of a scratch on the cavity slider they came in through that was being kept closed by a screw in the wall behind it. Will be fixed up no worries.

It should be harder for anyone to get in now as the garage doors all went in yesterday morning.

The painter will be spraying over the next couple of days before rolling the final coat. So we should get to see some colour on the walls on Friday.

We had a last minute change of colours over the weekend. Our initial meeting with the painter had him advising us against the whites we had chosen to avoid the risk of yellowing. So we have gone darker on the walls, so that we could keep the skirting and doors lighter than it. We also changed up our feature wall colours slightly. Stacey has decked out the couch with blues and natural tones now instead of the greens we had, and we'll carry a light blue from there on the wall in the living room, with a dark blue in the activity room. We have a green that will go in our bedroom to match up with our bedding.

Here are the colours...

(From top to bottom)

White Duck
White Duck 1/4

Green - Rodham

The rendering had well and truly started and they think they'll be done by Thursday.

Here are a few shots from yesterday's visit.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Now we're cookin'

We met with the tiler and the painter yesterday. The tiler was pretty straightforward as we don't have any feature tiles or anything like that.

The painter has pointed out that the Vivid White we have chosen for the internal doors and skirting will be very prone to yellowing so we're re-thinking that one. We've got till next week to come up with a solution there.

So we weren't too sure what to expect at the house other than doors and skirting to be up since our last visit and as we came in were pretty surprised to see our kitchen there! Very happy with the Diamond Gloss bench tops and the Diamond Gloss edging that we took a punt on!