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 $$$ wise with the kitchen, for me, will be the colour and shape of the Caesarstone benchtop. To that end we managed a flying visit to the showroom last week en route to the airport. It was so useful to see them displayed all together as a huge wall of whole slabs arranged in a colour spectrum. Sadly my wonky donkey panoramic shot does not do it justice.
Caesarstone show room at Moorebank
Included in the price of our build is 40mm Caesarstone, from the standard range, in the kitchen and bathrooms. I had my eye on Wild Rocks from the deluxe range but it is a) an upgrade = $$ 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!