Monthly Archives: March 2014

Power is in

Went for a quick drive up to our block today and saw the street now has power. Also you can see some of the gutters have been done and they’ve made a start on some crossovers, too. Hooray!

Underground power

Underground power

Looking towards our block

Colours, fixtures, fittings

Had our colour appointment at Henley this morning. Wasn’t quite the crazy whirlwind affair I thought it might end up being, as we had been thinking about this stuff for months and were fairly well prepared.

Most stuff we’d already decided on and stayed the same, some things we changed on the spot because they worked better when put with everything else, others were a complete surprise. Overall, success!

Exterior

Exterior

Colorbond roof/downpipes/etc: Basalt
Bricks: Austral Pepperwood
Render: Barnfloor
Timber door/window stain: Merbau

Internal paint colours:

Wall colour throughout - Grey Pebble half

Grey Pebble half

Theatre walls and family room TV wall - Mud Pack

Mud Pack

Internal walls: Grey Pebble half
Theatre and family room TV wall: Mud Pack

Kitchen

Kitchen

Flooring: Rustic Coffee
Underbench cupboards: Licorice Linea
Caesarstone benchtop: Shitake (Vic’s baby)
Splashback: Dulux Organic
Overhead cupboards: Stipple Seal

Bathrooms

Bathrooms

Floor/wall tiles: Polar cobblestone matt
Underbench cupboards: Licorice Linea
Caesarstone benchtop: Raven (my baby)

Shower niche tile

Shower niche tile

Bathroom sink - Kado Lux

Bathroom sink – Kado Lux

Tapware - Phoenix Radii

Tapware – Phoenix Radii

Lexi twin shower (ensuite)

Lexi twin shower (ensuite)

Lago undermount sink

Double undermount sink

Smeg K181X90 rangehood

Smeg K181X90 rangehood

Smeg SA20XMFR8 90cm oven

Smeg SA20XMFR8 90cm oven

Smeg PGA75F-4 cooktop

Smeg PGA75F-4 cooktop

Lots of other stuff, including 2400mm high doors, pot drawers, bin drawer, microwave hole in pantry, and many other things I don’t remember right now. We have no idea what the kitchen appliance pricing is like, will have to wait and see when the Tender comes in. None of our upgrades (except perhaps the kitchen appliances) were particularly extravagant or expensive, but we chose what we liked and then consulted the price list. Probably around $6-8k of internal upgrades all up – not too bad.

Tender appointment in 4 weeks!