Finished but a lot left to do.

Well it was one final push the week before Christmas to get in but we made it!

There is still heaps to do from a decorating perspective but the main bones are all done, the following are some recent pics of the kitchen and a few other shots, please excuse the lack of other bathroom shots as we have some people staying with us at the moment.

We do need to get some new furniture pieces but  I don’t want to rush in and regret buying something so we are doing it bit by bit.

Kitchen with shaker style cabinets. Pendant lights from Ikea.

Kitchen with shaker style cabinets. Pendant lights from Ikea.

Completed Kitchen

Completed Kitchen

Finished facade.

Finished facade. We hope it is a little bit Hamptons and a little bit beach house.

Finished laundry

Finished laundry

laundry shelving

Laundry shelving, splash back white subway tiles.

Finished ensuite with wainscoting to wall. Mirrors hemnes white from Ikea.

Finished ensuite with wainscoting to wall. Mirrors hemnes white from Ikea.

stairwell

Stairwell, crying out for photos.

 

Almost weather tight

It seems to be ages since my last post so apologies for those of you following.
Things have been absolutely powering along lately with trades everywhere.

We have a roof now and a good looking one at that. The roof was something we had agonized over for ages, light or dark, tile or tin. Finally we decided on a dark roof in colorbond monument in a trimdeck profile. We had decided that if we went for tin we wanted something to look similar to the profiles that are used in American houses and after seeing a house in City Beach that is being built by Talbot Le Page Design  we decided to go in that direction as it looks amazing.

New Roof

New Roof

Trimdeck roof in Monument

Trimdeck roof in Monument

Roof and gutter detail

Roof and gutter detail

Talbot and Josh from Talbot Le Page Design have been helping us out with suggesting tradies and getting quotes and a wealth of knowledge in the building industry, without them we would have been stuck a few times as owner builders having limited access to tradies etc but these guys have certainly lightened the load.

The R9WA guys have been pulling long hours installing our windows and getting us to lock up, we are still thrilled with the product and now its weather tight you can begin to see the thermal properties working.

We have had so much rain in the last week but which hasn’t helped but we now have started the cladding on the outside, which is exciting but along with that came the decision on external paint colour, I will talk about that in a separate post because that is a long topic 🙂

Cladding started

Cladding started

Gable Vents

Gable Vents

dining room french doors

dining room french doors

The very sexy double glazed windows are installed. They are white but most still have the protective tape on and havent got the trim details attached but are still really nice. The fly screens are retractable and roll back into the sides of the windows and will be concealed by a white facia panel.

kitchen window

kitchen window

Kitchen window with retractable screen

Kitchen window with retractable screen

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upstairs sitting room window

upstairs sitting room window

internal roof and air con install

internal roof and air con install