House Progress: colorbond moment

So we finally had our second colorbond moment this week!

lower roof, building

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 now. They will sit just above our bedside tables.

bedside pendants

Our house has two huge west facing windows in our main living area. I know this is terrible for our energy rating (we will have to invest in some decent block out blinds and plant deciduous trees outside), but I absolutely LOVE the natural light that we will get. The photo below is of our living room with the  afternoon sun pouring through the window.


We have had a couple of hiccups lately:

  1. The builder installed an additional bulkhead in our kitchen. We already have a dropped ceiling at 28c (the remainder of the house is 31c)  in the kitchen, but for some reason they put another one above the splash back window at 25c. We notified the builder straight away and they are making sure this is removed.
  2. We added a number of light bayonets to our build. You only get one light per habitable room as standard and down lights through the builder are crazy expensive. So we thought we would include additional bayonets and then swap out for down lights post handover. However, the builder installed the bayonets on the ceiling joists, which meant we wouldn’t be able to change them over afterwards! Fortunately, they agreed to move them all. So we went to the house and marked on the slab with spray paint where they need to move each light.

With all our electrical and plumbing complete, we’re hoping for grey float (internal render) this week and then white-set (internal plastering) after that. Soon after, we should be at lock up, which is bittersweet; it means we are closer to handover, but it also means we won’t be able to walk through our house whenever we want.

Photos from the camera roll

A few more photos from the camera roll over the last couple of weeks

I’d been eyeing off the reversible linen quilt cover from Target, but when I went to the store, I fell in love with the Cooper Quilt cover ($89 for a Queen and $99 for a King).

Target Reversible Linen Quilt Cover

Target Reversible Linen Quilt Cover

Target Cooper Quilt Cover

Target Cooper Quilt Cover

I also went to IKEA and bought a few more MOSSEBO frames. The large one is 61 x 91cm and is only $40! Link to the frames is here.

Ikea MOSSEBO frames

Ikea MOSSEBO frames

And I almost bought more Country Road cushions with their current spend & save promotion. If you spend $150 you get $50 off, and if you spend $300 you get $100 off!

Country Road Cushions

Country Road Cushions

Until next time!


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