Sunday, 19 February 2012

Outside done….now it's all about the inside!

A lot of progress has been made since I last updated our blog:
  • Eaves 
  • Downpipes
  • Portico brick piers
  • Merbau timber posts
  • Electrical roughing
  • Wall insulation
  • Gyprock walls & ceiling
  • Sound proofing

We had our 1st inspection with our site supervisor last week. We are very happy with the progress so far and excitedly are on the countdown now that the inside has started!  We asked how much longer we've got before completion and were advised approx 8 weeks!
OMG that's not long at all and I've got a lot of packing to do :-)
We also made our first purchase of new furniture last week at Ikea :-) Gosh I love that shop!

Tiles Tiles Tiles - we're do we begin!  The 600 x 600 tiles we were going to get have proved too much of a headache.  Every tiler we speak to says screeding is a must.  The problem is that the kitchen is already manufactured (being installed next week) and the height provisions for the bench and all internal doors can't be changed.  Our SS advised that it's best to leave the skirting off & unpainted.
To cut a long story short….we've decided to go with a 300 x 600 tile - which means all hassles above can be forgotten!  Apparently the new modern look for these tiles is to have them laid in a 'brick' pattern rather than standard square look.
We also chose the carpet colour for the bedrooms!  Our home is coming together really quickly and we love every visit to our block!  Expect to see the front door and garage door installed in the next week and also the kitchen cabinetry take shape!

1 comment:

  1. Wow you guys are flying along now! Your home is looking fantastic.

    Ikea - I cannot wait until the time comes to go and buy some house goods...