Sunday, March 13, 2011

Not long now.....................

Timber floors have been sanded and polished, there were plastic bags full of saw dust outside.

Dining Area

Kitchen applicances have been installed, Oven, Induction Stove (In photo) and concealed Rangehood.

View from Dining Room to front of house

Fireplace has been set up, logs are in place - still not chimney though...........?

This is the view of the entrance to my Ensuite, towel rails are installed.

Big water tank installed (it was raining while we were there and we could hear it filling up!) Still not sure why the need for a WARNING sticker about rain water, and why stick it at the front, so ugly!

Our ducted air con - thing?

Roof gables have been filled in with timber batterns

And the sun came out as we were leaving.....

The gorgeous valley on a sunday afternoon.

GO ROAR!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Update from yesterday...............

Check out our Water Tank!

All external paintwork complete - There will be timber slatting in the gables

A very UN-welcome visitor!

Kitchen is almost there..............

The glass splash back has been installed along with the tap. I'm loving the hint of blue in the glass, it's going to pick up nicely with my other blue soft furnishings!

Kitchen via another angle, also the doors to our bedroom have now been painted

Ensuite taps, toilet and mirror installed

Ensite from another angle, you can see the power points still need to be done!

View from back of house through kitchen windows. Dishwasher is also in, this will have a door front same as the kitchen cupboards.

This was the view of from in front of the garage, it really was a glorious day.

And this is the house going up behind us, another set of neighbours!

I also spoke with my neighbour who gave me the name of the company she used to do her window furnishings, she said they were a one stop show with shutters, blinds and curtains. I'm thinking I might pay them a visit prior to hauling myself off to a busy home show. Will keep you posted.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wonderful News....................

As per my post earlier in the week I do have an announcement to make....................

I'm having a Baby!

Thus the reason for my non-interest in house inspections and blog updates! However I'm slowly starting to come good and have got a lot of work to do over the next few weeks before the big move into the new house.

My checklist so far;

  1. Visit Home Show next week in search of Blinds/Curtains, then get quotes and place order/s
  2. Meet with Real Estate Agent re selling current house to determine if we'll do open houses or if I can start packing away all my un-needed possessions over the next few weeks.
  3. Clean out whole house and make trips to tip/charity's with unwanted goods
  4. Organise Pool Fence Inspection and arrange any work that needs to be done
  5. Get Removalist Quote
  6. Arrange for electrician to install my feature lighting in new house
  7. Get Quotes for New house external work; fences, retaining, driveway, bob cat labour, turf etc
  8. Arrange some extra fill for new house
Doing all this while pregnant is going to be interesting! At least I'll have time to have the house ready before the baby comes in Spring.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend planned.