Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
The display homes showed off the idea of plantation shutters so much that it was one of the reasons we chose the plan we did. We really like how you can make a feature out of them and they seem to bring another dimension to the house.
We've decided on 'Semi Recessed' square bathroom basins, they will be placed like these photos on a double door cupboard with mocha doors and a mesh style bench top (refer to colours).
My questions are,
1. Will there be enough room for my wifes mountains of bathroom 'stuff'?
2. Its been noted by some more 'experienced' cleaners that there maybe an issue with cleaning them because they are square?
3. How awesome do they look?!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Carpenter is scheduled to start on Monday, so should see some movement this week.
Appreciated the contact though, M3tricon have been more than helpful and focused so far.
Should have some photos this week then..
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Like when you were a kid and you got something in the mail and the excitement of seeing what it was...
So no photos or anything to show, the wifey has decided that she is being left out so she wants to check it out tonight but I doubt there will be any developments due to the weather today.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Fantastic work, I'm impressed with the proactive work by these boys so far. Very nice.
Alittle scarey how exciting its become, hopefully be able to reign in a bit and leave it go for a week or so and come back and be blown away. See how we go.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Waffle pads are set and ready for cementing, finally starting to settle in and realise that this is all really about to happen.
After some 'trouble' with the banks, waiting almost 2 months for a confirmed commitment from the bank. Nothing against the banks as they were extremely helpful, our broker was fantastic and was always in touch. Even the real estate agent was terrific, keeping in touch with us as well as the broker.
With some extraordinary help of friends and family we were able to chop the tree's down to stumps, I do have some more photo's of us actually do the work but I think this is enough to tell the story.
After we go it down to stumps we were able to get the stumps removed and the land cleaned up ready for the cut.
Well, where do you start? It was strange, my wife and I were just sitting down having tea and she'd been off with friends talking about houses and building.
We knew that after travelling we would need to get into jobs as soon as we could, get some money saved and started building as soon as possible. But it's strange how it just all seemed to come like a waterfall.
We just talked about it for 5 minutes at our kitchen table and it felt like, 'pop', appeared a broker who took 5 minutes to explain the in's and out's of what we would need to do.
Then, 'pop', the broker turned into our real estate agent who gave us a 5 minute run down of what we would be looking at. Meeting him on some land I think it took us maybe 15 minutes to decide on the plot.
A bit of a 5 minutes montage of advertising and display homes, maybe a few decisions on what not and we were signing on the design of home with the sales rep for Metricon.
So the decision process to build a home that possibly would be our 'families life home' took us approximately 35minutes.