At the walk through we measured spaces for furniture and whitegoods before we purchased them at the sales and then headed to the shops to find that the fridge we wanted won't fit in the space. In our kitchen design the fridge space is at the end and has the wall and doors to the alfresco to the right. We hadn't allowed space for the skirting boards and door frame so the fridge cavity is now 903mm at the base and 990mm above the skirting. While the fridge would just squeeze in we wouldn't be able to open the doors, and if we had the fridge sitting forward of the cavity a bit the door on the right would still not fully open. We are able to still get a French door fridge to fit flush and functionally, just not the size we originally planned. I'd suggest going to the shops and measuring the fridge you want with the doors fully open to work out the fridge cavity you will need. If this is our only hiccup I will be super happy though.
Hi kjane, that's great everything is progressing so smoothly for you guys! Fortunately you didn't buy the original model and can still get another one that will fit flush in your kitchen. We have a similar fridge issue as you - moved into our rental a few days ago and found our old fridge can't fit into the fridge cavity by 2mm! We've had to resort to putting the fridge somewhere else which is an eyesore in the small apartment. We have our eye on a new French door fridge for the new build so don't want to get another fridge just for the rental period so will live with the awkward placement of the fridge for the next 12 months.
How long has your build taken since demolition?
We are demolishing our house next week - it feels so real now. Just received the draft contract after some re-drawing of our stormwater plan. The consent from council required some changes to our stormwater plan which was going to add more costs to the already eye-watering amount we are paying, so H&H suggested we opt for an aboveground tank option instead of underground. Given the credit we would get back, we decided to go with the aboveground option, use the credit to build out a deck and put up some screens so we can't see the tanks.
Sounds like a great solution for the stormwater cost blow out. Friends of ours have built a frame in front of their tanks and put in a vertical garden which beautifully screens them.
Totally understand the fridge situation, ours is a feature in the living room at the moment!
We had demo in August and Hall and Hart started site levelling in the first week of Sept. We lost three weeks to rain and another three for the xmas shutdown so taking these out we are sitting at about 7.5 months now and look to be finished mid to late June.
That's a great idea to have a vertical garden (off to look up vertical gardens on pinterest )
Almost 9 months for the whole build is an amazing result! Hope it's indicative of the H&H build process