A nice surprise when we went to look at the house today – we have a staircase!
No more ladders thankfully.
We have gone for the standard staircase which is gloss painted. Initially we upgraded to have the same staircase as the show home but when we had to change to the split level design this was one of the items we deleted to offset the cost.
We have added an under stairs cupboard as you can never have too much storage and it looks like there will be a lot more space than I first thought. The door is huge and I can walk upright in it a fair way. Mind you that’s not saying much as I’m vertically challenged. 🙂
The gyprocking has been completed and so too has the coving or cornice as it is called here. We have gone for the standard cornice, architrave and skirting. From the brochure it is a decorative ‘Tempo’ cornice, decorative half splayed 90mm high skirting and 67mm wide architraves. It didn’t occur to me to change the sizing of it when we raised the ceilings to keep it all in proportion but probably only an interior decorator would notice. For those of you who have a keen sense of proportion you can find a definitive list here:
The only areas that don’t seem to have it are the kitchen with the dropped ceiling and the hall and media room as both of those have coffered ceilings. What is a coffered ceiling I hear you ask? A coffer, in architecture, is a series of sunken panels in a ceiling. This is what it is like in the Majestic 40 show home at One Minto:
They seem to have got a bit carried away and put coving in the garage and walk in pantry too.
Next week sees the start of the internal fit out with doors and architraving and waterproofing the wet areas plus the garage door being fitted. Then I think we will be at lock out and no more sneaky peaks around the build.