Post subject: Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo
Posted: Jul 04, 2012 11:02 pm
Joined: 29 Dec 2011 Posts: 522
Kiwi - shhhh, you are casting light on the extent of my stalking!
Thanks BradS! No idea of the wash closet origins, I just grew up calling it that - British family though. We are pretty much Bowral, did you grow up in the area? We thought about opening up the living area, but wide open spaces = lots of space to heat! The front living area we are planning on using as formal dining, so the rumpus will (eventually) be a playroom type area.
So its a British thing, that makes more sense
I grew up in Kingsgrove but the family we have down there has spent nearly all their lives down there.
I hear you about the heating but you have chosen to live in the wrong area if your worried about it being cold lol
So we managed to swing doing our colour appointment early, before we have officially signed contracts even, because we wanted to use our holiday time rather than trying to race over one Saturday.
Our biggest dilemma - the bricks Back story goes like this: the normal company our builders use has CLOSED two of their production plants and the third is in QLD so they are hogging all the good bricks and there is *#@%*$ none left for us. So we went to Austral instead and they were fantastic, wonderful service and gave us these super cool hinged colourbond samples to take around to the brick wall display so we could see how the colours went together! I get excited by the littlest things, I know. Anyway, we picked an upgrade brick because we love them so but they are going to cost us $6500 extra They are only sand, for goodness sake, it is free at the beach. The building company boss is trying to negotiate a sweet deal with Austral though so fingers crossed this will come down.
Anyway, to piccies! Carpet (Jacaranda Eversoft Brazil) "donkey" coloured with our wall colour (Dulux Male half) behind it [ img ]
QLD Spotted Gum floor (this isn't our carpet place, but it is a good pic!) [ img ]
Exterior colours (and my hubby's dirty fingernails) - the brick colours are on the previous page I think. Clockwise from left: Dulux Natural white/white birch (front door, window frames), Dulux Isolde (cladding above front patio), Surfmist (fascias and eaves) and Ironstone (roof, gutters, downpipes, rainwater tank) [ img ]
Kitchen colours White gloss tile for splashback (not actual tile, I am getting 200x100mm subway tiles like here, in fact, that is pretty much my kitchen ), Dulux natural white cabinets and Ice Snow caesarstone 40mm benchtops [ img ]
Bathroom colours Clockwise from left: Matt white wall tiles, Laminex Avignon Walnut cabinets (it looks very brown in this pic, the real colour is here), gloss white Manooga Grandetops, charcoal/black matt floor tile [ img ]
Oh BradS this was the fun part! I am now going to be bored out of my brain for months and months while my hubby gets excited about holes being dug and concrete and steel frames (why isn't there a :yawn: emoticon?)
Thanks Kiwi, we have made an effort to make it to our taste - turns out our taste is white and neutrals
We are partying with cheap wine - because we did make some savings today!
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