Friday, 23 September 2011

The end is nigh...

How extremely exciting is it to see all those selections you picked nearly a year ago and had visions of in your head come to life.  Today Rob and I giggled like little kids in a candy shop to see our home so close to the finish line, with our PCI booked in for the 5th October!

And to think that all of this has happened in less than 25 weeks of build time (our site start date was 30/3/11 but the site cut etc didn't happen until late April)!

Way to go PD!  We received our final invoice (dated 30 sept) so i reckon they will give us this week to organise the final things like transferring water and electricity into our names, organise the final direct debit from our lender, etc.

Anyway, since our last visit on the 10th so much has been done.

- Most of the floor and wall tiles have been laid (just have to finish the batch hob and patches around the kitchen island) And also will have to fix up the splashback in the powder room as they laid the wrong tiles.  It should have been all feature tile but they laid it like the upstairs ensuite.
- Most of the faucets have been installed (plumber needs to just finish off the mixer taps in the master ensuite, install taps in the powder room and ensuite vanities)
- Spa bath needs to be installed :(
- The electricals have been finished off and all the lightswitches are installed.  Have to just go over the electrical plans to make sure nothing missing.
- Brickwork that needs replacing still to be done
- Paint patch ups required as they have come back to fix up the non flush items, such as windows and architraves.
- Carpet to be installed (approximately the 26th of September)
- Main door handle needs to be installed.

Here are some photos of our progress so far!

theatre - supposed to be three lights? will have to double check...

theatre cabling - lets see Robbie untangle these...

Living room

Galley - finally fixed their mistake

Laundry - oh beautiful i hate to actually use you...but you're good to look at!! lol

Lounge room and dining room - can't wait to see the carpets go in!

Study - sunny spot to work in

Front door - lock on, can't wait to see the bar handle!

Powder room - need to get the splashback fixed up..should be all the feature tile! And the soft close

Return air duct - bloody bigger then i expected

Spa bath - I can't wait to use you!

Master Ensuite Shower - exactly the effect we were after!

Master Ensuite Vanity - now we just have to fight over which side is which!

Ensuite Shower - tiling came up good

Ensuite Vanities - A touch of bling

Kitchen - have to have a chat with the SS about the island bench lighting - not quite the placement we were after.

Laundry - nifty washing machine taps

Back of house - against the chill of the wind, the sun was warm and the family didn't get out of the way fast

Entryway - can't wait until those stairs are stained!

Stairs - the dwarf wall doesn't look too bad


Rups and Leanne said...

It looks stunning guys. So glad you are happy with it (as you should be) it is beautiful. The tiles in the main ensuite shower and splashback look amazing. We almost did our whole ensuite in them but chickened out at the last minute. It didn't occur to us to use it like you have.

Front door looks awesome, we are having that too. Did you get to choose where they put the handle and lock ?

Good luck for the 5th

melmox said...

Hello Mel,
How exciting ;-)
I love your tiles & it all looks just gorgeous ;-)
The next few weeks will fly by & PCI will finally happen.
Get that champs chilling!!
So with the race, looks like you are going to be the winner lol well done to PD & your SS ;-) he deff deserves a bottle of wine!
Very excited for you lol
Mel :-)

Ilias said...

Hey Mel,

thought I would take a look at your progress. Looks fantastic. We are still doing our research on builders and have not quite decided on any as yet. I can't wait to see more of your pics as you get closer to moving in. Anyway, speak soon..Ilias

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