Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Site Update

Image Courtesy Country Living


No house photos this morning as I didn't even get my camera out yesterday... but this beautiful room illustrates the sort of look and 'feel' I am aiming for in my home.

Tiles have arrived and I have been assured that a tiler is materialising today... well I am supposed to be meeting one at 10am this morning, so it's almost a sure thing.

Still sorting out the front retaining slab, steps and driveway. Have had a few very scary quotes so we are getting yet another quote today. Electricians are running conduit around the front for our exterior lighting. I still don't have all my light fittings. Having been so pathetically sick for 8 weeks, I just haven't had it in me and have done the bare minimum to keep my side of the equation going. I can live with those unattractive, temporary plastic light cones if I don't get everything done in time. I can always get the electricians back.

The random stone is being laid out in the pool area. It's just BEAUTIFUL! I have promised my landscapers that I will put their details up on my blog. If anyone in Brissie needs a good landscaper.... I have the man. The best communicator too... isn't that what it's all about... oh and good quality workmanship as well!

The painting is still a happening thing. The white internal gloss doors are better than I ever expected. I so appreciate my painter talking me into gloss and not semi gloss. I figured he has done it thousands of times and I have done the whole paint thing 'nunce' so I was happy to take advice from an expert. Gloss is 'da bomb'! I might just have to do a batch of my Anzac biscuits for the painters. I think they are sick of my "looking good and so's the painting" comments. I bet they can't wait to get this job over and done with.... having to put up with me floating around all day!

Mid next week is when I am assured everything will be happening. The tiler will take about a week to work his magic and then my appliances arrive next Tuesday. Lights and plumbing fixtures will start being installed next Wednesday. Yey, I will be able to serve food on my dining table once I relieve it of all the fittings that I have been stockpiling on it for the past year!

8 comments:

  1. At this point it must be so exciting every time you visit the site to see what has occurred since your last visit. The glossy internal doors sound wonderful - can't wait to see them. Lee :)

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  2. I like the look you're going for. Having had a house remodeled from top to bottom, I know some of what you're going through. Now we're going to start on the outdoor rooms.
    Brenda
    http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com
    http://viewfromthepines.com

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  3. Your house really looks great! And it seems that there is som progress as well event though I know how it feels when its your own house. Just want it to be done. Love the front porch. I am sure you will sit there and have your morning coffee! I also want to see the glossy internal doors. Petra

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  4. Wow, it is really coming on now. I too love the colours but then I am going through a white/neutrals stage. That said I have just had delivered a very colourful french style tapestry to add some colour to the room. I am supposed to be painting so had better get back to it:-)
    Bonne courage
    L x

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  5. How exciting to be in the final stretch of it all! I am living in my remodel and I'm running out of steam, ideas, motivation, etc. LOL. Too many decisions. Not enough money.

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  6. All very happy and exciting news!! I keep my finger crossed for a smooth run.
    XX
    V

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  7. So much going on - keep it up and best of luck!

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