Sunday, July 27, 2008


We had the weekend off doing any thing to do with the house or business (didn't stop the phone ringing at 0745 on our first day off!!) which was lovely. We got back today and went to check progress and were pleased to see that heaps and heaps has been done while we have been away!! Most of the cabinets are in, the skirting boards are done in most of the rooms and the remaining doors have been put on. There are no benchtops yet but the cabinets look excellent. We just need to finalise paints and then the painters will hopefully start in the next couple of weeks.

The cabinetry that hasn't gone in yet! There seems to be lots of it! We kept our (fantastic) cabinet maker very, very busy!

The skirting boards. We thought we asked for bigger ones but oh well, they look fine!

the shell of the kitchen with the new bulkhead. No shelving in the pantry yet

one half of the laundry with a full length cabinet behind the door. the washing machine and double trough are on the right out of the picture!

Frank standing at the breakfast bar of the kitchen! oven and stove top to the left out of the picture.

It's all coming together! We painted a bit of our sample pot on the walls and need to go back for a second coat tomorrow before finalising paint colours.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The latest

The timber floors have started to go in after a few dramas with one of our tradies!! We had to go and track down another carpenter because our carpenter refused to work with second hand timber! We have used second hand oak, it is a beautiful browny-red that will continue to darken over time. The boards need cleaning and preparing before they go down and we also nailed some of the boards down on the weekend to save us money. The floor should be done in a couple of days. in the meantime, the cabinet maker has started bringing some of the cupboards to the house. he has filled one of the bedrooms with our cupboards and thinks that is only just 1/4 of the total!! I still need to finalise the design of our walk-in robe. The tiler has also finished all of the floor tiling and is ready to go with the wall tiles. Given we are tiling all 3 bathrooms and the laundry to the 10 foot ceilings, this is a big job!