Friday, 4 January 2013

WOW – what a ride

We can’t quite believe the whole process is almost over, in some ways we are bit sad and also wondering how we will fill our time. On the other hand we can’t wait to get in and start enjoying the house with our fur kids.
I’m not sure if luck has anything to do with it, or the willingness (albeit reluctantly) that we would have to spend a lot of money to get what we wanted but we could not be happier with the architect we choose or the builder. In neither case did we pick based on price and we also didn’t have personal referrals – in Dean’s case we had seen his work but with Trevor it was a gut feel. I think it is a testament to both of them that Mr R and I move in, still married, extremely happy and would recommend them to anyone. It’s great if you happen to know people in different trades and speak their language but if not, all I would say is that is you value your sanity and relationships, and can afford to spend just a bit more, then using a great architect and builder is the way to go.
So before we ruin the lovely clean lines with our crap, below are some photos…..

 Beautiful kitchen - just missing the mirrored splashback which will be installed in 2013
Timber veneer look is Navlam Brindle Oak with stainless steel benchtop, island is Dulux Natural White poly and Quantum Quartz Luna White benchtop. Appliances were from old house and are Smeg, fridge is the discontinued (so very hard to find) LG's GCL197DSL (stainless steel and no funny door thing on the front)

Downstairs bathroom - rainshower and shower rail from Rogerseller

Toilet Parisi Envy MK 2 from Domayne, wall hung and hidden cistern

Laundry with pet door - love my 4 colour tiled splashback inspired by Sarah Richardson


Our turkish light purchased in the Grand Bazaar and carried back with love - now in a prime position 

2nd bedroom - my dressing room - the far door leads to the secret S&M room 

Ahhh - our ensuite bliss
Samba pendant from Globe West) - bath from ACS - vanity is custom made with Quantum Quartz Luna White top

Vanity colour is Dulux Volcano Rock
Rogerseller Miky underbench sinks
Master bedroom


  1. I totally love your end result. It is amazing how an architect could maximize an otherwise seemingly small space to such a beautifully designed house. I agree that it is such an expensive process. I dread the day I start this whole process (soon though... ) for myself.
    I am very thankful you have this blog. It would definitely help me (and a lot of people no doubt) a lot for my own future reno. A lot of people started blogging about their reno but stopped midway, but you kept at it from start to finish and I love it.

  2. The place looks so fascinating and very comfortable! It is so clean plus the colors you use is white which makes it more beautiful.

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  4. It looks amazing. What colour/company is the Blue used in the kitchen/living area?

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