Sunday, 28 August 2011

Carpet Quote

We received our carpet quote over the weekend. We are now thinking of deleting the carpet and getting these done ourselves. As usual, the standard option is horrible and the carpet we have chosen has been quoted at just over $5000 (this is minus the EBH allowance which is about $4500)

We won't get the tile quote until next week, and there's a good chance we'll delete these too. We will wait and decide later.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Final Appointment

We had our final HOG appointment today. Selected our electrical, tiles, carpet and stairs.

Tile Selections

Downstairs floor throughout: Ivory 450x450

Downstairs powder room: gloss white wall tiles with a mosaic feature wall (see image below)

Ensuite and upstairs bathroom: palatino metal 300x300 floor tiles with gloss white wall tiles and a mosaic shower feature wall.(see below image)

Kitchen splash back: decided on a white horizontal laid 100x300 tile

Upstairs Bathrooms themes
Light floor tiles with white walls and the mosaic feature wall

Downstairs bathroom theme
The floor tiles are a brown, but show up as black in the photo. White walls with the brown mosaic for the feature wall

Tiles look a lot better in person.. photos don't do them justice.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Original Floorplans

These are the original Lincoln 35 plans. We have added a 3rd garage and had to chop the length of the house down a little to fit on our block whilst adhering to the Georges Fair guidelines.


This is a photo of the Eden Brae Lincoln from their website.

We have chosen Espresso bricks as displayed in this image.

The tiles in this image are coloured Barrumundi, our tiles will be flat Monier Horizon tiles

Kitchen Colours

Choosing a colour scheme is a pretty daunting task. Mistakes can be extremely costly. For this reason we wanted to choose tried and tested schemes.

For the kitchen we decided to go with the same design scheme that is in the display home at Gregory Hills. We went with the Caesar New Cairo benchtops with Blackened Linewood cupboards. See the image below. We have not yet decided on a splashback colour - we are not big fans of the red tiles.

We are also going to match the floor tiles downstairs. Unsure what they call these tiles as yet.


These are some of the options we chose at our first colour selection appointment a few weeks ago:

Kitchen Variations:
- Relocated Dish Washer to the Butler Pantry
- Additional pot drawers to go into the cupboard space where the dishwasher was.
- Added a cupboard above the fridge
- All cupboards will be covered in Crystal Gloss Blackened Linewood with Diamond Gloss bench tops
- Butlers pantry will just have Laminex Pure tops

- Downstairs powder room will have a shower installed
- Cupboards will be warm white gloss finish with Laminex Ebony Marble vanity tops
- Ensuite will have a set of 3 drawers installed in between the existing two sink cupboards
- Upgraded main bath to Stylus Classic 1700
- Caroma Cosmo Vanity basins in downstairs powder room and upstairs bathroom
- Caromo Liano Vanity basins in Ensuite
- Dorf Jovian Shower Rail in Ensuite
- Conserv Ascot Shower head for downstairs powder room and upstairs bathroom
- Semi-Frameless Shower screens in all bathrooms

External House:
- Bricks will be PGH Espresso coloured with off-white mortar
- Double garage and single garage doors will all have a "Decro" timber look
- Monier "Barramundi" roof tiles
- Downpipes and Gutters to be "Monument" coloured

Now the front door.. this is where our fun has begun. Our front door is 2040x1200 and we opted for a Corinthian Madison entry door. This price was supplied to us just this week and to delete the old door, we receive a $150 credit. To replace it with the Madison, we have been quoted $2200! I have argued this, as I do not believe the pricing is correct, but I have been ensured that it is. This is still to be resolved tomorrow.

We have our second lot of appointments at the Home Options Gallery tomorrow. We will get to choose our carpet, tiles and electrical.

I'll post some pictures of our colours later today

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Home Options Gallery

Phew,what a day.

We had our colour appointment today. Six hours to go through nearly everything.

We chose our bricks, driveway stenciling, tapware, cupboards, kitchen layout, toilets, bath and shower accessories.

We also made our next few appointments which are for tiles, carpets, and electrical work.

Apparently they will now submit our plans to council. Hopefully our facade design will be accepted.