Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Settlement and Council ok

So, settlement is booked for next tuesday, we are counting down the days!
Although we are scared to be in so much debt, we are excited about our new journey.

Camden council has okayed our builders idea of having 6mm thick glass on windows and sliding doors and has said they will speak to the estate, so to change their minds and allowing us. This would be fantastic as we didnt like the look of a solid timber door upstairs, and costs alot less.

Hoping to have a smooth sailing settlement and get plans passed, and hopefully someone can stop doing the rain dance so we can have a slab by easter... Am I asking too much? lol

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Tile Selection

We took our feature tile to the tile shop, where we have a $25 allowance.
We just went to go and have a look and walked out with bathroom, splashback and floor tiles chosen, now we need to work out bathroom tiles for other two bathrooms and we are done!
So after umming and ahhhing we have decided that we will go white wall tiles, which we will buy to cover to the ceiling and tile these ourselves after the build. A charcoal floor tile to bring out our feature tile, which is charcoal and will be on both walls in the main bathroom upstairs.

Our splash back is 600 by 600 mocha glass porcelin tile, which we will have to pay $29 dollars per tile saving us about $1000 for the actually glass splashback.

Then we found a nice floor tile, watching our pennies we have gone for a small tile, as much as we loved the 600 by 600, just couldnt justify spending more. So we have the same tile 400 by 400 and all of our selections, except splashback are under budget.
We are extremely happy with our selections, here is a sample of our bathroom tiles.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Kitchen Selections

Last week, we visited the kitchen company.
We knew what we wanted and it was quite simple with our colours.
I really want soft close draws because I really would love those dividers in the draws for all my tupperware and pots and things.
However, doing so wil cost about $700... crazy
Should be getting our layout soon.
Our colours are:
Kitchen cupboards: Grey Oak melamime
Bench top: Caesar stone Ice Snow
Laundry is in laminate and matches quite well.
Now to take samples to the tile place, its very exciting. We are still waiting on the whole balcony issue, fingers and toes are still crossed.

We also purchased the tiles above as our feature tiles in the main bathroom, I have loved these for over a year. So excited!!
We just arent sure which way we want to lay them.....

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Block is finally registered!

Our solicitor has informed us that our block is now registered and that settlement is set for 7th March.
Very exciting and scary, now we have to pay for it!
Still no word on our issue, which has been stressful, to say the least.