It has been a very busy week adding the finishing touches to the inside of the house before the floor sanding commenced. The ducted airconditioning was installed, window and door furniture was added, powerpoints and lights were installed and the tiling was completed. Our kitchen island bench was also replaced with a correct sink cutout this time!
|Master H's french door with locks and handle.|
|Gainsborough 'Majestic' handles on the bedroom doors.|
|Sash lifts on the windows.|
|The new Caesarstone benchtop with correct sink cutout.|
|Kitchen pendant lights from Schots Home Emporium. Base glass still to be added.|
|Re-using our existing hallway lights.|
|Re-using our existing lights in the kids' bedrooms.|
|The ensuite tiles look amazing even though they are covered in dust from the floor sanding!|
On Saturday afternoon I realised that the white subway tiles I had selected for the splashback were too stark. Not good news when the tiler was starting on Monday! So we made a quick dash to a couple of tile shops to select a new option. I was pleased to find a smaller, textured tile with more of an antique white finish. I cringed when the salesman mentioned 'handmade' and 'imported from Italy' but at this late stage it was our only option. Unfortunately the tile wasn't in stock but the lovely people at Meer Tile Market arranged for me to collect it directly from the supplier on Monday. Thankfully I was finishing work early and could fit in a drive to Ormeau!
|New tiles for the kitchen splashback.|
We are still waiting for our master bedroom and ensuite lights to be made and are having endless trouble with our ensuite benchtop. It seems there is no black or white Caesarstone in Australia until December and other suppliers are also out of stock! Anyway, we are pressing on with having the floors polished so that we can move in this weekend.
|The final sand completed and floors cleaned before polishing.|
Outside the house was also buzzing with activity as the painters moved on to the exterior and earthworks were completed in the front yard to allow for concreting our driveway and front porch.
|Framing completed for the garage door and entrance door.|
The rest of the week will involve polishing the floors, paint touch-ups, concreting the driveway, and the erection of the front and back stairs and then we move in on Saturday! The house won't be totally complete but it will be so good to be home!!!