Sunday, July 5, 2009

Site scrape and excavations

I took these this morning. The block is very muddy due to rain last night (and i have no idea what the tyres are for!) But at least they have done something! Yes it's a tiny block (420 sq/m) but as we are not fans of gardening or mowing its perfect!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

External Selections

External Facade

This is what our Exterior colours will be like

Bricks: Boral Sandstone Gold

Windows, Fascia, gutters: Woodland Grey

Roof: Colourbond charcoal Tiles

Garage Door: Colourbond Cedar

Front door: Corinthial Infinity


This is the kitchen layout and my inspiration pics. We are also planning an Island bench (on casters) .

We have chosen Cherry red 2pac for the lower cupboards and drawers and white laminex for the upper ones. The bench will be laminex in Ash Dust

House Plans

Here are our House plans.
The original plans had the kitchen where the dining area is and it was tiny so we extended the original dinig area and made that the kitchen.
We decided to have an extra living area (the theatre/rumpus room) instead of an extra bedroom (lets hope we dont have 10 kids!)
The Alfresco area will be have a built in bar and will be decked which will follow through to the backyard.

Site Start TODAY!

Our House has finally strted being built so i thought i would start a blog so we could keep track of it!

Tony and I started looking at houses in March 08 and found our block in the Vaucluse estate in Doreen Melbourne in August 08.

After finalizing the plans we signed contracts with Com-Struct Builders on the 18th December 08 and our land settled on the 8th January 09 (Our wedding day!)

We have had a few delays with the plans in council and Issues with our crap mortgage broker (who FORGOT to submit our grant application so we nearly missed out on the first homeowners grant!)

But its all sorted now and our site excavation began today! (dad called this morning!)