Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The latest

The last 2 weeks have brought some progress, but also some funny (read annoying) moments. The floorboards were polished; looked fantastic from a distance but up close there were loads of little bubbles everywhere! the floor guy reckons there are little bugs in our timber that we couldn't have known about until the polish went down! anyway, it means that the floor needs rebuffing and repolishing, but he can't guarantee that it won't be worse 2nd time around. This has put us back a week from the planned move in date but the guard dogs won't mind staying around an extra week.

The granite benchtops are 1/2 done. On the day they went in the company rang to say that they had broken one of our pieces and had to try and make another one to fit. By that afternoon they were installing. They still have to put the breakfast bar in and we have to choose the splashback colour.

The carpets went in. The bedrooms are a bit darker than we remember choosing but they look alright. they need vacuuming in these photos but that's a job for the weekend!

Almost there!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Plumbing & Electricity

More progress this week gives us running water and electricity. Nearly all of the lights are in, and the toilets flush (but have giant OUT OF ORDER signs so the tradies continue to use the outback dunny instead - we want to christen our own toilet!. We finally chose the granite and have booked the shower screens, mirrors and kitchen benchtop to go in. The plumber found that one of the taps that we bought (on his request) over 12 months ago has water coming out of not only the spout but also half way along the spout shaft. So we will try and return it but our chances might be slim given how long ago we bought it! The floorboard guy started today (yes, on a public holiday!) so we can't wait to see what colour the floorboards turn out. Here are some of the latest pics

The living room lights; look a little small!

The pantry shelves

The powder room sink, tap and light. don't think we will need a baby bath!

The hallway lighting in

The facade all painted; now just need to chose verandah tile pattern

Ensuite vanities, taps and lights in

The entrance hall painting and light. Feels a bit French!

The dining room light; love it!

The smaller hallway lights