The builder gave us our selections books which has been a rather overwhelming process to realise ALL of the things we need to make decisions on, although the guys at ModernView have been more than helpful. We are going through the book and making decisions and will have a meeting with them in the next week or so to discuss what we have chosen.
We went to a lighting shop the other day just to get some ideas. It was a new one on Sunnyholt Road Blacktown, Sunnyholt Lighting Warehouse (Phone 02 8678 4353) and the lady who helped us (Naomi although spelt differently to this) was very helpful. (Incidentally some of the lights that we saw here were almost half the price of the same lights in other stores that we have seen in and around Castle Hill. Check them out.)
We also went to the World of Tiles today to get some ideas for our tile selections. Wow - on a number of levels. There was such a great choice of tiles and we had superior customer service from both Maria (our style guru) and Joe.
We explained to Maria the kind of look we were after and what we wanted and she guided us in the right direction - even after Phil came up with a 'great idea' that Maria and Bel had been discussing and had agreed upon. It was very funny.
So our choices - although these haven't been totally agreed upon yet, we are confident and very happy with our choices.
This tile really blew us away for our kitchen splashback. It really does look better than this picture indicates. This tile is 600 x 600 mm so we would just have one tile height as our splashback behind the stove and along the benches. Phil loved this at first sight, whilst it took me a little longer to like it. I think it will look stunning with the Caesarstone benchtop and the high gloss white cupboards. Very impressive. (It is a glazed porcelain tile although it looks metallic).
This tile (not the stones they were part of a design feature) will be the tiles for our balcony. Effective but simple.
The service that we received and the helpfulness that all of the staff displayed were excellent. If you are looking for tiles, we would highly recommend that they are worth a visit.
A little further along our fantastic journey and it's all starting to become real for us.... finally.