Saturday, March 28, 2009

The appliances...

Above is the Teknobili Billy Sink Mixer with pull out spray.

Above is the Franke Planar Inset sink.

Above is the D'Amani Single Wall Oven.

Above is the D'Amani 900mm Cooktop.

Above is the Baumatic Island Canopy Rangehood.

The colours (Cosham Interiors PART 2)

Today we had our 3 hour colour appointment with "A" at Cosham.

Firstly we picked a floor tile (category 1 tiles come standard with the house, however after seeing the range of category 2 tiles, we upgraded).

Floor tiles (through the whole house except bedrooms) - Nairobi Cloud 506x506mm (this is the closest we could get to the look we originally wanted - polished concrete floors throughout).

Below is an image with our colour selections:
Kitchen benchtop - ZULU CaesarStone
Kitchen splashback - Glass Ash Grey
Kitchen cabinet doors - Fossil Laminex
Kitchen profile shelf/servery - Lustrous Elm Laminex
Kitchen top cupboards - Black Perspex

Kitchen appliances - D'Amani Single wall oven, D'Amani 900mm cooktop (on island bench), Baumatic Island Canopy Rangehood, D'Amani Dishwasher, Teknobili Billy Sink Mixer with pull out spray, Franke sink.

Below are two more images with our bathroom colour selections:
Bathroom/Ensuite benchtop - CRACKED PEPPER CaesarStone
Bathroom/Ensuite cabinet doors - Fossil Laminex
Bathroom/Ensuite Showerbase/wall tiles - Venus Olive 330x330mm
Bathroom/Ensuite shower feature tiles - Mocha Glass 15x15mm

For our front door we're having the Madison timber door, with 4 translucent glass panels. The door width as standard is 920mm. We've upgraded our door to a 1200mm pivot door. (Big house needs a big door!). All internal doors are solid timber with the same Madison profile. All door handles throughout the house are brushed chrome.

We picked a low profile Bristile roof tiles in Charcoal, and Selkirk bricks called Musket Haze. The front of the house is rendered, with Monument colourbond facia etc. Our roller door is slim horizontal panels in Classic Cedar.

The internal paint colour we selected throughout the whole house is Taubmans Finesse colour Malamute, all the cornices and skirtings are the same. We are having a white ceiling.

"A" typed in all our choices and left us with the printout, which we have to check thouroughly.

We are skipping the tender appointment, rather Henley are emailing through the building contract in the next few weeks, then we meet again on April 24th to sign the building contracts! They have fast tracked us to ensure we have building contracts signed by June 30th.

The doors...

Below is the design of our front entry door, the Corinthian Madison MAD104 with Translucent Glazing , however it will have Teak staining.

Below is our internal doors, the Corinthian Madison MAD104 panel doors to all bedrooms, bathroom and toilets.

The facade...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The colours (Cosham Interiors PART 1)

Today we arrived at Cosham Interiors in Mount Waverley. We spent almost 3 hours browsing the choice of bricks, roof tiles, floor tiles, doors, taps, bench tops, paint, laminate, sinks, stoves, etc etc. It was all very overwhelming, but gave us a really good idea of what was available. We made a short list for next week when we go back and have our final appointment.

Even though this appointment wasn't a one on one appointment, the staff were always available when we had questions, and helped us to put together some colour schemes that worked well.

Looking forward to next week!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The land deposit...

Transferred the remainder of the deposit to Lauders Real Estate today, we're $17,000 lighter, but the block is now pretty much officially ours!

Just waiting on our written pre-approved finance letter from CBA... they're dragging their feet!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The house quotation PART 2...

Today we met with our consultant out at Henley Mernda again. We sat down for almost 2 hours to go over all the costs in fine detail.

Because of the strict building guildelines at Mitchell's Run we've had to add the following:
Rain water tank, 450mm eaves to the entire house, timber framed windows to the facade. (all of which we were planning to have anyway).

We picked a lighting plan, added extra power points and light fittings throughout.

We booked two colour appointments with Cosham Interiors, the first appointment is to get a feel of what they have to offer and to make some initial picks, the second appiontment will be to finalise the cololur scheme to move onto to the tender and building contract stages.