Hello! Hello! Time to introduce myself!
I am Mel, first time blogger but not afraid of a chat :)
My partner Rob and myself first started our home building journey early 2010.
I recall a conversation early one morning. "I think we need another bathroom!" said as i was standing in the bathtub, applying makeup, getting ready for work, whilst Rob was using the basin to shave. Talk about just a bit cramped for space.
Our conversation that night then extended to where would we put in an ensuite, then a fullon conversation on reconfigurating the layout of the house. Rob, being ever so practical, said might have to look at building upwards...after a bit of investigating and also realising that we were still going to have to compromise on what we want, we thought of maybe just updating and then renting out the house and purchasing another for renovation. Ideas go on and on...
Long story short, after about 8 months of looking at all options (renovating, renting and purchasing investment property, buying into new estate, demolishing existing) as well as visiting countless number of display homes, we ended up deciding to demolish and build our dream home! We thought after having just returned from our dream holiday overseas, we might as well look into building a home that is kitted out with everything we want now, rather than later, as we both have good paying jobs, don't have dependents (yet) and love the location of our existing home. Close to work, friends and family and all on a big block!
So here we are.
Our dream home is the Waldorf 44 from Porter Davis. We knew it was the one, after putting next to it our sketch up of what we wanted in a 2-storey, nearly the same footprint.
It gives us plenty of space inside to add a brood in the future, we can deck it out with all the mod cons that we both want, still gives us enough room for our two 4-legged friends and there is even a room and rumpus for my mum to come and move in with us so that she can save a bit of $$$ for when she retires (mum's current rent is astronomical!)
I was told yesterday that our demolition is going to commence today! YAY! so the journey has begun.
I hope you enjoy the journey of our build!