Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bricks and a start, almost...

We have chosen Austral Blackstone as the new brick, for an extra $4K! But we are happy with our selection, this is the link:

So now Rawson will submit our stuff to Forde, to ACTPLA and then we can start building!!!

All things going to plan it will be about 1 July.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Final colour appointment/variations

On Thursday we met with the colour consultant lady again to choose paint colours and to finalise everything, what we chose is...drum roll...

Bricks - Austral Blackstone
Exterior feature rendered wall and columns - Dulux whisper white
Eaves etc - Colorbond Surfmist
Garage Door and Roof and Fascia and Gutters and Water Tank - Colorbond Shale Grey
Interior wall paint colour - Dulux Grey Pebble
Feature wall in DD's bedroom - Dulux Watchet (aqua type colour)
Feature Wall in rumpus - Dulux Melissa (apple green colour)
Skirting boards and architraves - Dulux whisper white
Ceiling and cornices - Dulux grey pebble 1/4 strength
Windows - Boral Silver Grey
Internal doors and laundry door - Dulux whisper white
Front Door - Dulux Red Box (very excited about my bright red door!)

Other stuff
As part of the builders package we got a 900mm upright cooker and a canopy rangehood, but we changed the canopy to a slide-out
We changed the sink to an undermount which will look fab under the stone benchtop
We deleted the water purifier option, the water is fine in Canberra and it will look funny with the undermount sink
We upgraded the tiles so they go all the way to the ceiling in the bathroom and ensuite
Kitchen we chose vinyl wrap cupboards (would have loved gloss but budget didn't extend that far!)
Roller door for appliance cupboard in kitchen

I think that's about it, just waiting now for word back about the bricks, and to get the variations for the changes, all going to plan July is a realistic start time!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


As promised, here are the pictures of our selections:

Ensuite including the fantabulous feature wall tile that we will also use as the kitchen splashback, I'm so in love with a tile!!The feature tile, dreamy:)
Main Bathroom
Floor/Wall tile will also be used in the WC and laundry

External Tile Colour for surrounding front dor and in porch area - the actual tile is textured.

I don't have kitchen samples but we chose Designer White for all cupboards, with Quantum Quartz Tornado benchtop, and of course the tiled splashback same as ensuite feature wall.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We have colours!!

It's been a busy week, but so exciting!
We have tiles, kitchen, vanities, colours and so much tomorrow!!!

But on the downside we have hit a hiccup with the bricks - we had chosen PGH espresso and went to have a final look, and they have changed their brick like yesterday, and now it is brown, as opposed to bluey browney (that's the technical name), so we looked for new blue bricks and everything we like is not standard, of course, so waiting on prices for this.

Be back tomorrow with the al exciting pics...