Monday, 10 September 2012

Chugging along - September 2012

Nearly a month has passed since my last post and not all that much has happened. It's great when we go to site and see lots of changes and signs of things moving along but I know it won’t always move fast and apparently I have to be patient. Unfortunately I was born without patience and they don’t seem to sell bottles of it at the supermarket. I think the best thing for me to do would be to go overseas for a month – hint hint Mr R.
Most of the windows have arrived and they look amazing, even better than we had imagined. Saying that we could not imagine much as we had not really ever seen really great windows and doors, most new homes seem to be built with narrow profile frames and we knew we wanted thicker, more substantial looking ones. The back stacker doors have not yet arrived and also the triangle window for bedroom 2 as it needed to be measured up on site. This has probably slowed progress a bit as there is not much more that can be done until the site is watertight.
Our gorgeous windows - love them!

The biggest visual change is that the majority of the external cladding (Sycon Axon) has been installed and I think it looks great. It will be painted a light colour so it looks like a box stuck on the top of the house.
View from rear and our lovely big bedroom window

View from neighbours house and our hall window (up high so no one can see our nude bodies)
Trevor and I met up with the Joiner (Chris from Hills Joinery), on site, to discuss the kitchen, wardrobes, bathroom vanities and entertainment unit. A lot of details were discussed that I didn’t understand but at least Chris and Trevor were on the same page, so hopefully this will mean we get a high quality finish.
Really excited about the entertainment unit, it will be 4.8 metres long, wall hung and finished in Dulux Natural White polyurethane. We are going to paint the west long (living/dining/kitchen) wall a mid-grey colour so that the entertainment unit and floating shelves do not get lost in the wall. Also I didn’t want to end up with a room that looked like a long white box and as it faces north I think it can handle a deeper colour.