Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Things to do whilst waiting for the plans…..


Basic Majestic40 GFBasic Majestic40 FFBasic Majestic40 Nova facade

Sadly not our actual plans but the basic Majestic 40 with Nova façade plans.

From reading other blogs the admin side of the building process with a lot of builders seems on the whole to be long and drawn out and sometimes it feels like there is not much happening. Therefore while waiting for the next milestone, our plans, I have decided to motivate myself and maybe others by asking myself “What have I done this week towards the house build?”

Research, research, research is the answer.

My main source of avoiding housework  information is the Homeone Building and Renovation Forum

It’s packed full of threads of useful information especially for someone new to the building game. It has one really, really great thread called ‘Things you forget’

where people post things to remember to include or things they wish that they had done.

The other thing I enjoy is being nosy following people’s progress with all the photos of their different stages and colour choices etc, especially kitchens and bathrooms. The kitchen has the ability to turn into a money pit if I get too carried away. Needless to say nearly all show home kitchens are upgraded to the max and all those little changes soon add up.

The biggest decision $$$ wise with the kitchen, for me, will be the colour and shape of the Caesarstone benchtop. To that end we managed a flying visit to the showroom last week en route to the airport. It was so useful to see them displayed all together as a huge wall of whole slabs arranged in a colour spectrum. Sadly my wonky donkey panoramic shot does not do it justice.

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Caesarstone show room at Moorebank


Included in the price of our build is 40mm Caesarstone, from the standard range, in the kitchen and bathrooms. I had my eye on Wild Rocks from the deluxe range but it is  a) an upgrade = $$ and b) an ‘interesting’ colour. Hubby managed to pick out all the crème de la crème from the Supernatural range – all top dollar! Amazingly enough we managed to find plenty we liked from the standard range – perhaps we are becoming more sensible in our old age – no chance!





Author: lunar62

Having lived here as a child in the 60's I fell in love with Australia and always hoped to one day be able to visit again. So when the opportunity came to move here with my husband's job we decided nothing ventured nothing gained and decided to go for it even though it was hard to leave our family and friends behind in the UK. So now we're here lock, stock and barrel, children and pets too and embarking on building a new home.

4 thoughts on “Things to do whilst waiting for the plans…..

  1. The positive side is that your plans are coming soon! and before your land is ready! we sign our tender the same day of our registration… so you could say we lost some time there… well,
    Let’s expect only positive thing now 🙂

    • Thanks Raquel,
      I do feel positive about the whole build process, just a little impatient if I’m honest. I feel a bit like I did as a child waiting for Christmas, excited anticipation. Only I don’t know how many sleeps there are to go before it happens :)!

  2. I find there is plenty of research and planning to be done during these times. Once the house is handed over, there won’t be time for anything but getting things done. Being nosey on HomeOne is compulsory!

    • And to think I only stumbled on Homeone by chance whilst googling for something! I ‘lurked’ for ages before taking courage and actually joining and posting. Now to get to grips with Pinterest!

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