Monthly Archives: October 2009

Week 20 – Creeping up on the finish line!

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This is SO hard now, we have a house that for all intent and purpose looks finished!  But still little things to do and finish!  The major thing finished this week were the garage and alfresco roof’s were tiled…now they have to put the plasterboard underneath them and then that’s finished.  Not a huge amount has happened inside the house, but there have been workers at the site most days, so something has been happening…just not sure what!  Some photos;

Garage roof finished!

Garage roof finished!

 

Ensuite shower - tiles finished, shower screen next

Ensuite shower - tiles complete, screen next

Powder room sink and tiles

Powder room sink and tiles

Kitchen...just needs the glass splash back now and all will be finished.

Kitchen...just needs the glass splash back now and all will be finished.

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Week 19 – Nearing the Finish line!

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We can start to see the finish line now…the tiling is now complete as of today, the handles on all the doors have been fitted (and look fabulous!), the guttering on the alfresco and garage have been completed, the scaffolding is up for the roof tilers to  come in and do the tiles, the tiles have arrived, the electricians have fitted all the casings and connected all the lights and switches and the heating and cooling vents are in.

Things still to be done;  Shower screens to be installed, glass splash back in kitchen, mirrors in bathroom and ensuite, shelves in cupboards, toilets installed, shower heads and taps to be installed, tiles to be laid on the alfresco and garage, floor to be laid and stained on the balcony, back of front door to be stripped and stained like they should have done in the first place! and I think that covers it!  Wow, when you put it in a list like that, it’s bugger all to be done now!

No photos today as I’ve not been able to get in to take them!  Hopefully we will have a walk through with the site supervisor next week and I can get some photos!

Week 18 – Painting finished, Tiling next!

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What a difference the paint makes, it looks like a real home now!  I popped down on Friday and had a really good look around – took some friends too! Some photos;

Top floor, looking back from 5th bedroom toward stairs and games room

Top floor, looking back from 5th bedroom toward stairs and games room

Looking down the stairs at the front door

Looking down the stairs at the front door

Kitchen fully painted and if you look closely my ceasar stone bench is in too!

Kitchen fully painted and if you look closely my ceasar stone bench is in too!

This week the tilers are meant to come and and do their stuff, kitchen splash back, laundry floor & splash backs, shower and bathroom floors and splash backs.  According to PD, this should be completed by Thursday next week.  Then it is the final fit offs, electricians, paint touch ups etc.  And I suppose somewhere in there the garage and alfresco roof will be tiled and guttered too.  It’s all coming together!!!

Just had a look after picking Cayden up from School and the doors have been stained and varnished, look really good and match well with the bricks.

Front Door

Front Door

Back door - opens on to the alfresco area.

Back door - opens on to the alfresco area.

Week 17 – Painting almost complete

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They’ve been painting since Wednesday last week and today I was able to pop in and have a look.  It’s looking great.  It’s so nice to see the colours that we picked some 18months ago are finally coming together and that they look good!

Feature wall colour meeting the family room.

Feature wall colour meeting the family room.

Feature Wall, photo taken from upstairs.

Feature Wall, photo taken from upstairs.

The carpenters were back this week to finish off the roof of the garage.  They’ve also cleaned up the bricks.  Looking good!

Garage roof complete, bricks cleaned.

Garage roof complete, bricks cleaned.