Somehow we survived the colour selections and are still married. To be honest it went really well. We had a few iterations of which tiles we like, but then we didn't find a carpet that complimented those tiles, so pick the carpet and then choose the tiles. Wendy kept presenting ideas and helping us to move forward. All up we were there for just over 3 hours.
The selection centre used to be the selection centre for another builder, its quite large and open with plenty of space to spread out and mix and match things. The display kitchens are still from the previous builder, but all the tiles, carpets, roofing and bricks are in Fairhaven's range. There is a reasonable amount of natural light but it could do with some more internal lighting. It was good being the only ones there, I could imaging a larger builders selection centre would have several groups crawling over tiles at the same time while we could switch between tiles, carpets, benchtops etc when we needed to.
On our way to the selection centre we dropped into the PGH bricks display at Springvale again. I had conceeded that the bricks I liked were too expensive so we went with Cassica.
PGH were very helpful and supported our choice of Ironstone for the roof, gutters and downpipes, and Paperbark for the facia, windows and garage door.
PGH also suggested a stained wood door rather than colouring it Ironstone, so we selected the Windsor 52G:
We selected the Hampton style for the garage door, but without the windows that are in this picutre:
We are still discussing flooring options, Wendy was unable to give us pricing, so we specified 3-Strip ReadyFlor Spotted Gum but may select a laminate floor instead depending on the cost.
So here are most of the selections:
Windows: Paperbark (Called Merino but the same colour)
Garage Door: Paperbark
Front Door: Corinthian Doors Windsor 52G
Carpet: Godfrey Hirst Colorado, colour 185 Antler
All Benchtops: Quantum Quartz Luna White
Splashback: Glass, Nile Clay
Kitchen Cabinets: Classic White Sheen
Ensuite Cabinets: Classic White Sheen
Ensuite Tiles: Sequenza Grey Gloss Edora Insert, Gloss Silt Grey, Gloss White
Bathroom Cabinets: Marina Grey Sheen
Bathoom Wall Tiles: Linea Grey
Floor Tiles: Technico Charcoal
Ceiling and Walls: Haymes Barely There