Friday, June 21, 2013

Look dear, they're building a fort...

I have decided that all my post titles from now on will be quotes from friends, builders or any one really...

This week quote comes from an old family friend talking to his wife, who was viewing the pictures for the first time. The kids would have loved turrets...

And the front door is finally in position - just waiting for the side window panels now -

two weeks ago -

Then last weekend when we visited the house, we weren't expecting anything to have happened but turned the corner and found this waiting for us - nice and solid, the handrail to be added near the end of the build.

Love the Ironbark wood
All the silver paper went on to protect the front door during the rains, still waiting for lockup

And all the internal walls are done, giving us a better idea of the space we have -

this is our bedroom, with inset above the bed -

This is our walk in - walk past really - wardrobe - yep, it is way over the top and amuses us in an embarrassed sort of way every time we see it

Family room, 

Kitchen, the waste pipe is in the wrong place by a few centimetres, meaning the bench has had to be altered a little (extending feature tiles down the front of the bench and no kickboard at the front), will await judgement as to how that will turn out -

Rumpus room, nice and bright and sunny, a good size we think at this stage - I'm standing in Meaghan's bedroom, also facing north with great views, probably the pick of the bedrooms.

 We have found a number of these leaf imprints in the floor in the family room, it seems a shame that they will be covered up with tiles..

And this is our new backyard, still lots of room, just need a garden designer to help plan it all out- I have no idea.

The tilers have been in this week, internal doors have been hung -
                  then the painters and the joiners are next up, all happening very quickly now.


  1. Looking good....looks HUGE ATM but once furniture & Stuff goes in its amazing how they shrink !!!!! Hope the kitchen works out....been a wee bit cold down your way this am I see:/:/;//

  2. Hi Karen,
    I am back on line after about a year of not really bothering with our slow computer :(
    Craig has just bought me a new lap top and one of the first things I have done is to check your blog. I am so excited for you :) The house is looking fabulous! And you still have a massive back yard - how wonderful! It would be lovely to get together with you beautiful girls - has been way too long!
    Lots of love xx

  3. Wow its really coming along. Can't wait to see the next set of piccies. Love the stairway and the bedroom inset is a great way to customise your space. P.S Take a rubbing of the leaf inprint could make a unique piece of artwork for your new house ;) .