Bits and Pieces

It has been ages since I posted and I think I officially have the title of worlds worst blogger! but I will try and be a little bit more consistent with the posts ( I know I say that every month or so).

Everything from now is the fun stuff, all the decorating and bits and pieces but there is still sooo much to go as far as the interior, so I will post a couple of pics of what I have done so far but some are not total rooms as we have ordered furniture and are waiting on some new pieces to finish off the main living area.

On a rather exciting note, we had some professional photos taken of our Kitchen and laundry and these are being published this month in Country Home Ideas magazine! Its nice to think that it was nice enough to end up in a magazine as there were times that I doubted my design choices. Let me know what you think….

Kitchen, finished design

Kitchen, finished design with Ikea bar stools and Otava pendants

kitchen island baskets Byholma from Ikea

Kitchen island baskets Byholma from Ikea

Butler sink, dishwasher in island end opposite

Butler sink, dishwasher in island end opposite

Byholma baskets from Ikea

Byholma baskets from Ikea

Laundry sink - Ikea

Laundry sink – Ikea

Finished Laundry

Finished Laundry

Kitchen Buffet - clock from Freedom furniture

Kitchen Buffet – clock from Freedom furniture

Stairwell picture gallery, hall table - Hemnes by Ikea

Stairwell picture gallery, hall table – Hemnes by Ikea

Fireplace - gas Rinnai sapphire

Fireplace – gas Rinnai sapphire

Paint Colour and Progress

Latest exterior

Latest exterior photo

It has been a while since my last post. Things are at the pointy end now and we have started on painting the void areas before the scaffolding was dropped in these areas. The main wall colour we have chosen is British paints Stone Path, the photos are not a good representation of it, its a nice grey/beige.

The exterior is taking shape now the porch roofing has been completed but there are still quite a few details to be finished off on the outside. The tiling starts on Monday, that’s a bit exciting and I guess when it all starts looking more complete. This is also the stressful part where you wonder if all the selection you have made are going to end up looking like they do in your head.

The cabinets are now in production and are due for install at the end of the month, its hard to believe that by the end of this month it will be finished to that extent. The amount of overlapping/organising of the different finishes at this stage is immense, already the install of the timber flooring  has delayed the island bench install as we need it to sit on top of the timber as it has a skirting board around it and we wanted to do away with beading around the base of the cabinets. As with other trades once one thing is delayed it has a knock on effect on everything else. This is the part you wish would run smoothly but never does, needless to say wine consumption in our house in the evening has gone up to cope with the stress.

The end is in sight though now. The next post I will show you the finishes we have chosen.

View looking down to to the great room

View looking down to to the great room chimney breast

Round void window

Round void window

temp balustrauding around void

temp balustrading around void

Ready for garage doors

Ready for garage doors