Jun 15, 2011 10:49 pm
What are you most looking forward to or were looking forward to when you move/d in to your new home?
For me there are two smallish things I am over excited about and they are:
1. Flick mixers everywhere. Where I have lived for the past 10 years has normal taps - I hate it especially in the shower. It takes so long for the water to be adjusted to a good temp.
2. Shelves and drawers in bedroom robes.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=47127 with lots of pictures!Slab down: 20/06/2011
Re: What are you most looking forward to?2
Jun 15, 2011 10:54 pm
For us, Never having to deal with our builder again
Our Acreage Build
The Lakeview Lodge - Beechwood Homes
01/04/10 YES 2010 - Deposit paid
23/09 - PCI CANCELLED
28/09 - PCI - will it happen.-18 months later
07/10/11 - ITS OURS..WOOHOO
Re: What are you most looking forward to?4
Jun 15, 2011 10:59 pm
Depends on the day There are so many upsides!
The big kitchen with lots of bench and storage space?
Wardrobes with lots of hanging space?
Making our new house a home?
I don't even know what i'm most looking forward to LOL
My building thread : viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36059
Paid initial deposit 24/7/10
Tender appointment 20/8/2010
Flooring and tile appointment 25/9/10
Colour and Electrical appointment 13/9/10
December site start delayed
Site start (YAY!) 17/1/11
Slab pour 1/2/2011
Re: What are you most looking forward to?6
Jun 15, 2011 11:37 pm
my new build thread- Ben Trager
my switch build thread (2011)
Re: What are you most looking forward to?8
Jun 16, 2011 9:28 am
I can make things permanent around my house instead of having things "semi-permanent" in the houses I have been living in / renovating (like hanging my dart board, pictures, photos etc). Oh, and not living in a semi building site constantly!
Re: What are you most looking forward to?9
Jun 16, 2011 10:32 am
Having data cable to every room, having a garage to park the cars in (have had break-ins and petrol syphoned on many occasion), having our own space yet again! Having more rooms than we ever have had before! Having a dedicated study, and a dedicated tv room. And last but not least, having a seaside lifestyle within 15 minutes walk of the beach for me, the missus and the Dog-son to enjoy!
Homestead Homes SA: The Lamont
Bayswood Estate; Aldinga Beach
Preliminary Signing: April 2010
Floorplans: 13 June 2010
Building Contract: 19 June 2010
Selections: 28 Sept 2010
Scraped; Trenching: 21 Jan 2011
Slab Poured: 28 Jan 2011
Framing: 17 Feb 2011 | Completed 24 Feb 2011
Roof & Gutters: 02 Mar 2011
Bricks: 03 Mar 2011
Wire-up: 12 Mar 2011
Re: What are you most looking forward to?10
Jun 16, 2011 10:38 am
For us it was we looked forward to...
A Linen closet!
Ducted Heat/Refridge Cool
Separate living areas
A spare bedroom for guests that wasn't our study!
Networked rooms in our house (we have lots of computers and gadgets)
A Garage with a remote on the door/access to the house!
We did move from a 20 year old 12.5sq unit to a 36sq house!!!
Everyday we are thankful that we are healthy and lucky enough to be able to afford and enjoy these luxury things - we have worked hard and made sacrifices - but we now look forward to paying the mortgage off as quickly as possible so we can start filling the bedrooms (one day!)!!
Moved into our Atlantique MkII 36 by Carlisle Homes
Re: What are you most looking forward to?12
Jun 16, 2011 11:13 am
Having an internal garage door and DECORATING the new house!!!
All new built homes look like display homes... until the furniture goes in.
Re: What are you most looking forward to?13
Jun 16, 2011 12:03 pm
Many things (I'm already in), but the main one is my own Study again after I was squeezed out by a growing family!
Demolition August 2009, Construction Started September 2009, Completed December 2010
Re: What are you most looking forward to?14
Jun 16, 2011 12:11 pm
And being able to entertain guests and have a party - apartments arent great for that, and its not fair/nice for your guests to have to pay for parking on the street whenever they want to come see you
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Jun 16, 2011 12:13 pm
I shared/boarded at a house with my boyfriends aunt for a couple of years after moving out of home.
So for me, it was definitely having the ability to have the WHOLE house to myself, and to be able to buy new stuff, just for me to use. (I know, very self-centered, think I'm showing my age now! ) I also love having the kitchen to myself, to cook whatever I please, and whenever I please. For my partner, he was just desperate to get out from his parents place, and to be able to entertain until whatever time he pleases.
I'm now looking forward to entertaining in summer, especially knowing that our decking and landscaping are half way finished!
But I still find it nerve-racking to decorate 'permanently'. Still can't decide on artwork to hang, and feature wall colours... Slowly, slowly
Stage 13, Alamanda
Re: What are you most looking forward to?18
Jun 16, 2011 4:54 pm
Not having the kitchen bench be the cooking prep area
Does this not make sense to any one else?
Where exactly do you want to prep food?
In a living space or maybe the attic?
Re: What are you most looking forward to?19
Jun 16, 2011 7:59 pm
1. Having a bedroom for each child
2. Having BIR's ( Very very excited about these LOL )
3. Our ''adults only'' lounge
4. Being able to start up my family daycare business
Built with Format in Adelaide - Moved in on the 20th Dec 2011
Re: What are you most looking forward to?20
Jun 16, 2011 10:15 pm
More benchspace in the kitchen!
But every day atm when I look at my old wooden wardrobe [which is antique,lovely but so not designed for modern day clothes]]
which doors dont even shut properly so I see my clothes spilling out...yes every single day I look forward most to having built in robes!Bring it on.
cant wait for that.
wish we could just fast forward to christmas when hopefully we'll be all moved in.
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