Building A New House
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo46
Jul 04, 2012 11:02 pm
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
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo47
Jul 04, 2012 11:06 pm
**Waves** to Bowral, I absolutely love it there. Was born in Bowral Hospital and have family there and Mittagong. Whenever I visit it feels like home.
Love your plans and an acre is great space. Look forward to following your build
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo48
Jul 05, 2012 4:54 pm
Hi and thanks JLD! It always felt like home to me too, so we moved here
And BradS, the cold is one of the reasons why I love it here, but I am not a fan of huge bills so practicality won out! Although the solar panels we are putting in should help.
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo49
Jul 05, 2012 5:07 pm
I am keen to see how much the solar makes a difference as well. Ours is only on the hot water though it should make a difference. We also have a gas fireplace so that will help as well
Currently everything we have is electric so our winter bills are huge!!!!
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Barrington Jamberoo50
Jul 05, 2012 5:33 pm
So no pics from kitchen consultation (it was just to plan the layout and cupboard types) and I have to wait at least 2 weeks to get our drawings patience is not my strength
Anyway, we did get to finalise our plans today so I thought I would list our exciting inclusions and variations:
*Omega stainless steel dishwasher
*40mm Caesarstone kitchen benchtops
*2 Aluminium Stacker doors to Alfresco area
*Gainsborough satin chrome lever door handles
*Caroma Metro tapware for bathrooms
*Bluescope Truecore steel frame
*Manooga Grande vanity tops
*Caroma Newbury podium bath tub (upgraded to 1800mm)
And our variations:
* extended kitchen in line with dining area
* 2700mm (9ft) ceilings throughout
* 5kw solar system
* Dulux wash and wear paint throughout
Until we get to our colour appointment next week - hopefully that won't add too much!
Colour pics pg 351
Jul 12, 2012 7:07 pm
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
QLD Spotted Gum floor (this isn't our carpet place, but it is a good pic!)
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)
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
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
Did I miss anything?
BIG smiles in our house tonight
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Colour pics pg352
Jul 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Its a great feeling knowing that all these choices have been decided, I couldnt wait to get them done and it was a huge load off my mind so congrats on getting it done
Cant wait to see it all start to take shape
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Colour pics pg355
Jul 12, 2012 9:54 pm
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!
Re: Our Southern Highlands Build - Colour pics pg356
Jul 12, 2012 10:00 pm
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