Thursday, 22 August 2013

Day 153 - Fixing Stage...Already!!

I do apologise for not posting for a couple of weeks.

It has been hectic couple of weeks.  I spoke to our Site Supervisor today and it seems as though things are full steam ahead. In fact we should be at the end of our fixing stage next week.  Just need to plaster up the roof of the garage and alfresco area.

The painters were at the house today starting to prep the house.  I got a sneak peak today and the painters were busy putting the first coat on the architraves and they also started their first coat on the walls.

The kitchen is in and so is the Butler's Pantry.  I LOVE IT!  So much space....not sure how I am going to fill it all up but something tells me it won't be too hard.  You may have read in my previous posts that we were getting Blum mechanics to the kitchen cabinetry.  The pantry is now complete with the draws which are great.  All the cabinets are soft closing, which I highly recommend. 

All the cabinetry is in and the handles are also on which is great.  Our WIR looks amazing...again so much space.  I think I may need to go shopping for a few more dresses.

In our leisure room upstairs we have installed cabinetry which looks great. 

All the wet areas have now been sealed including the balcony area upstairs.  Like I said it has been full steam ahead.

On the weekend just passed we went to the Home Show.  I have posted about the Home Show (we went last year as well).  We did find it a little more useful this year since we were now at final stages.  A very long day.  I think the winners at this year's home show were the Kitchen displays.  So many people surround all the new kitchens.  Heaps of interesting new features...I had a sticky beak and thankfully some of these new designs are features in my own kitchen.  Made me feel a lot better!

I guess that is enough waffling from me.  Below are some pictures of the house so far...

Butler's Pantry - Pantry Doors
Draws in the Pantry
WIR in our room (this is just one side) 
Painter's prepping the family room and kitchen
Butler's Pantry 
Front far 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Day 138 - Kitchen and Cabinetry

For a long time now we have been patiently waiting for the kitchen and cabinets to be delivered. Well the wait is over.  This week has been a busy one.  We now have a roof on our garage and the kitchen, Butler's Pantry, wardrobes have been installed.  Oh yes and the powder room, laundry and the bathrooms all have cabinets now!  I am really excited to see so much happening at the house, however I have been warned that the pace will slow down soon.

Our Site Supervisor has been churning through the house and has been really good with responding to our queries.  In my previous post I mentioned that we had hit "lock up" stage.  Well we checked the contract to see what "lock up" stage was and in actual fact it was a little different to what we had initially thought.  To cut a long story short we had our Private Inspector go through the house late last week. We received the report on Friday and sent it to our Site Supervisor and Consultant. We have now reached "lock up" bring on the fixing stage!

Below are some pics of the house from late last week....

Installation of the kitchen
Study nook and Fridge area
Butler's Pantry - Blum cupboard doors....awesome.