Last month I was lucky enough to win the Frisky Deers Interiors Instagram competition! I was so surprised, as I was sure winning a competition on Instagram was near impossible. So for all the skeptics out there - Yes. It is possible! Haha. About Frisky Deer Interiors: A gorgeous, family-owned and run, homewares shop, located in … Continue reading Frisky Deer Interiors
I vividly remember reading other build journeys mid last year when our slab went down and thinking lock up was forever away! Well here it is. And I'm so glad it came. Most people hate the idea of lock up because, well as the name suggests, you cannot get in. But I see it as being … Continue reading House Progress: We’re Locked Out!
Choosing flooring is not an easy feat. There are so many different options and prices to consider. We finally got around to securing our floors over the weekend. The other half hates spending his days off doing house stuff - whereas I could do it day in and day out. Anyway, I told him if … Continue reading Choosing Flooring
Seven months, did you say? Honestly, where has the time gone? We bought our block in June 2014, and then waited another year for titles. We were "slabbed" in July 2015 and I'm really hoping we are in by June / July this year. So all up, it will be a 2 year process - … Continue reading House Progress: 7 months from slab down
So we finally had our second colorbond moment this week! I'm so happy with how it's all starting to come together. I love our roof colour choice (colorbond surf mist) and our render (solver vitesse). Our builder also managed to complete our electrical variation. I'm much happier with the height of our pendant light switches … Continue reading House Progress: colorbond moment
I knew it would happen sooner or later. No matter how organised and prepared we were, a variation was going to make its way onto our build contract. At $500 a pop, just to raise the variation, it really has to be justified. When we did pre-start we tried our best to keep the costs down … Continue reading House Progress and the dreaded variation #1
We were pleasantly surprised with the progress of our build this month. Our colorbond roof was installed and our scaffolding came down! The lower roof framing is also complete, along with the internal electrical and plumbing run in. With the Christmas break now upon us, our build will be paused until mid January. We have been … Continue reading House Progress: We have a roof!
Where did November go? House Update: We’ve had a fair amount of progress on our house over the last 6 weeks and our top story is nearing completion. We came back from a week in Bali to see that they had started painting the upstairs render. I was so worried about the colour we chose (Solver … Continue reading House Progress: Upper Floor
Our house is finally beginning to look like an actual house. There has been lots of progress in the last few weeks. We reached plate height on the 22nd September and we now have our upper floor trusses and scaffolding installed ready for the upper slab pour scheduled for early next week. The trusses have made … Continue reading House Progress: Plate Height & Roof Trusses
We are definitely a long way off painting our house. Heck, we don't even have all our brick walls yet. Of course that hasn't stopped me looking at every single shade of "white-ish"paint possible. I can't believe I never used to pay attention to the colours of people's walls before!? Now it seems wherever I go, … Continue reading Choosing paint colours