Monday, 8 December 2014

All fenced in!

After a few months of what felt like living in a fish bowl, we've had our fence installed!
Whilst it is a shame to lose some of the great views we have of all the land around, it is only a matter of time before we have a lot of work commencing around us, and is nice to have some privacy.

Super happy with the end result and build quality!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Just a bit of grass!

After a long absence from this blog, thought it was about time to update it a bit!
The past few months have just been all about landscaping. Which includes building what feels like the great wall of china which still inst finished, digging trenches and adding drainage and pits, to getting about 7 tonne of back fill for the wall, and the finally this weekend, soil, garden beds and grass for the top section of our retaining wall!

We also have our fence booked in for the first week of December which we cant wait to have as we feel very open!

Anyway, here are a couple of pics

4.5m3 of soil

all the soil leveled and garden beds in with our Yukkas.

Grass! Sapphire Buffalo. Felt like we would never have grass!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Not bad for a weekend's work!

Last weekend was finally retaining wall day/weekend.
We had the lovely luck of no rain for a month and then got hit with constant rain... which is always good fun when pouring footings!

Never mind a bit of water, we kicked on, and completed half of it (about 30m of the 60 to do)

Before this happened, we ended up getting the block cut to make the retaining walls not so high, which was a bit over our budget, but made such a difference!! At least we now have some natural light in our back two rooms.

Really happy so far with the look, and now have something to keep me busy over the next couple of weekends!
The block getting cut - much flatter after 13 loads of dirt removed.

Proof it was actually me on the tools!

Front wall done, just the back and side to go

Our lovely mud it in the corner after rain!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Getting there!

Well, 1 week in, and its starting to get less crazy here! spent so much time unpacking and sorting everything out, but we are pretty much finished everything inside!

Landscaping starts Monday with a bit more of the block getting cut and leveled, and then retaining walls starting in a couple of weeks!

Tomorrow's task - start hanging some pictures - the walls are very bare!!

Here are a few more happy snaps!

Looking towards the front door and kitchen

Close-up of the kitchen - plus my clock that I bought about 8 months ago!

Main Bathroom

Looking from the kitchen towards our living and alfresco

Master Bedroom - only a couple of boxes left!

Looking from the front door.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

just a few more pics!

After a long day yesterday of fixing up skirting boards and waiting for carpet to be laid, we are pretty much all ready to move in!
Here are a few more updated pics.

just a bit of dust still on the bench!

Our carpet - its so nice and soft, especially compared to the crap in our rental property

Driveway has been completely finished now - and we have a letterbox!

Our dining pendant - Hopefully I will stop walking into it once the dining table goes in!

A slightly cleaner bench top and our fridge

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Floors, Driveway and Electrical done!

Today we had our bamboo installed - I've only seen a couple of photos from the installer, but Im pretty thrilled with how it looks! Just needs a good clean now!

We've also had our electrical done and our driveway poured!

Now just carpet on Saturday and done! well the inside.. still retaining walls and landscaping to go!

Shot of our driveway from our neighbour yesterday

From the back door looking toward the kitchen - our dusty bamboo

Looking toward the front door - bit cleaner this patch!

Saturday, 21 June 2014


We have had our splash back installed! We went with silver backed glass, and we have been worrying since day one if it was the correct choice, and I'm pretty happy with the end result!

The formwork for our stairs has started, and hopefully will get poured Monday followed by the driveway.

One of my favourite views from this place is out of the window in the media room. We won't have this view forever as the vacant land will be subdivided in the coming years

Now just to wait til next weekend when our flooring is all done!