Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Ready........ Set........ GO!!!!!!

We have today, received notification of the first progress payment being made to the builder.  This is it!  Engineering drawings almost done.  We have almost finished the selections.  We are all very excited and worried simultaneously.

We are hoping to start this month.  Fingers crossed.

We have been looking at stairs.  We had no idea how many options or choices there were available.  We think we have decided on our final choice, however, of course, it's an upgrade.

We have changed our mind from ceramic tiles for the bathroom / laundry floor to glazed porcelain.  They look amazing and we'll just need to get some rubber backed mats.  They will also be used for the laundry splashback.  We still love our feature tile.

We have started to look at all of the upgrades that we want............ Some difficult choices will need to be made although we have saved some money by opting for tiles as the splashback.  We have also checked the quote for our beautiful timber floors and discovered that it was cheaper than we had planned.  We have decided to go with Timber Floors at Smithfield.  We are having hardwood 100m Red Gum Timber floors sitting on hardwood battens.

It will look amazing on the bottom floor and is also one of the most hard wearing timbers (kids and dogs).  This timber also is well suited to The Ponds area due to the levels of humidity and changes in temperature particularly in summer.  We have been very happy with the service we have received and if you want more details as in contact or prices quoted to us, please pm us.

We have also pretty much chosen our benchtops.  We are going with white shimmer Caesarstone in the kitchen and night sky Caesarstone in the bathrooms.  It is all really starting to come together........ finally :)

We are getting more excited every day and can't wait to see our dream come true.

The stairs we like, but with no timber stained baluster top.

The Red Gum Floor to the Entry, Foyer, Hall, Meals, Family, Kitchen & Pantry.

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! Love the stairs and wooden floors!