Friday, 8 March 2013


Well finally our journey has rached a major milestone and this afternoon we picked up our keys...

It's still a little surreal but it's very exciting all the same.

Our tiler is booked in for Monday morning and will take 2 weeks, we are getting our 12.5BAL rated screens meaured Tuesday and will take 2 weeks. Once they're in, we can apply for interim OC and book in our appliances on move in day.

Once the tiles and carpet are down, I will take photo's... until then lots of packing and moving!!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Almost at handover - 1st walk through complete

I know it's been a long while in between posts - Sorry but we've had a lot happen... Yay!

So over the past 2 1/2 weeks or so, we have seen a lot of the final touches happen and any outstanding issues resolved.

Had our first walk through last week and happy to report that all outstanding items from my previous post have pretty much been completed:

- Garage doors - completed
- wardrobes to be fitted out - completed
- Electricals - completed
- 3rd paint coat - in progress
- error corrections in enuite/laundry - fixed/completed
- final fittingss - all but mirrors and shower heads - completed
- Kitchen stone top - rectified - completed
- kitchen splashback - fitted - completed

So, what's on this week:

- Meeting our carpet guys onsite tomorrow to do their final measure/check (carpet going down after handover)
- Have our tiler on standby so as soon as we get keys, he's going to come in and tile our main floors
- Appliances on standby, so once we have moved in, Kurmond's electrician and plumber will come in and fit our appliances for us.

Hopefully if all goes to plan, then we should get keys at the end of the week and we can get cracking on at least finishing the internal floors and driveway.... Oooh the driveway - there's a lot of concrete needed and not looking forward to seeing the bill.... Got some research to do on this one.

Anyway, here are some photo's from our walk through



My lovely stone bath

Ensuite Vanity

The mixer and spout we supplied
looking to ensuite from main bedroom door


Main Bathroom

Main bath vanity

Main toilet and door to DS's bedroom

Main bath vanity
Main shower

Main bath

Powder room from hallway

Powder room vanity



laundry bench (tiles corrected) decided to keep the bench

Laundry linen on opposing wall


Looking from sunken lounge

Splash back on (storm cloud)

Looking to family/meals and rumpus on the right

Family meals from kitchen

Induction cooktop space

Love the pendant lights (supplied by us)



Stainless switches in all hallways and bathrooms

mid-range upgrade (black surround with grey internal)

Front door vidoe camera and door bell

Upgraded alarm - looks really neat and unoticeable

facade with new garage doors

Well that's about it. Hopefully the week goes as planned and we get keys soon...


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Stone on and other updates

I was very excited to see the stone tops on the Kitchen this week - the guys have done an amazing job - so much so that it took me a while to find the join in our island, which I have been paranoid about.

Also struggled to find it as it's not where it was going to be based on the plan. Due to our bench length, our join was going to miss the sink and go across the whole depth of the bench, but it isn't, they have put it through the centre of the sink so there is even less to see - I was thrilled!

Not so happy about the sink hole cut being far too big, so they have to come back on Monday and replace a portion of the stone from the join so it becomes the right length. It's also not quite wide enough but they'll work it out.

Apparently the stonemason didn't pass on our sink mesurements and it was pre-cut in the factory based on the old sink, which we removed as we are providing our own.

Meeting our tiler onsite tomorrow I think, just waiting on the call to confirm to fix our ensuite/shower floor and just need to fix up the laundry a little too.

Also completed has been all the Sentinel fitout for our alarm so all doors and windows are fitted out with the perimeter alarm, the front door security video TV screen is on the wall in the Kitchen and all door handles have been put on.

Still to go:
- Garage doors - (last post I said they were on as I was told they were but they actually haven't yet)
- wardrobes to be fitted out
- Electricals
- 3rd paint coat
- error corrections in enuite/laundry
- final fittingss

Not that much, if all stays on track then we're nearly there.

Here are some photo's of the kitchen:



Main Bathroom

Powder room

Door handles
(DS's bedroom)



Fitout for the pantry is awesome. I thought we were just getting the standard malemine shelves, but these were done by the kitchen company so are like the kitchen cabinetry. All shelves, adjustable so I can adjus shelf heights etc so not to waste space.

Finlly, our feature tiles were put in the bathrooms too so here are some updated tile images:


Main bathroom

I think that's enough for now! Big update!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Kitchen/Vanities in

Last week a bit more was completed.

the kitchen, WIP, laundry and bathroom vanities were installed. Garage doors were put on today and looks like our first walk through will be in a couple of weeks.

Next week, we will look at correcting the ensuite shower error with the flooring, stone will go on the benches Wedhesday followed by the plumber and electrician.

I couldn't get in the house, so some I have a couple of photo's from through the windows.

Kitchen so far:

You can just see the pantry shelving in this one:

and our bathroom vanity in the ensuite - couldn't see the others. this was a struggle and a point and shoot technique