Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DAY 90 - Garage Roller Door

We love the splash of rich warm colour that is the garage door :)
 It is an automatic roller door that we upgraded to get a “timber-look”.  This was to add more colour (and interest) to the overall look of the house.
I really didn’t want to end up with a boring, monochrome home… I LOVE houses that have more character and colour.  I was happy that PJ Burns allowed us (even though an entry level budget) to make choices that added simple elements within the “project home plan”, additions that didn’t cost us the earth… 
Eventually the front door and timber post will be stained to match the garage door. Also we will have horizontal slats above the front portico area also matching.  
(The section above the front window is a "custom orb" infill - a colourbond like product - that is in "Woodland Grey" - see the colours / design page)
I like… what do you think?

 Oh... for those that may want to see the inside (not as colourful or as interesting but still a necessary part of a "roller door" blog post)... here you go:
Speaking of DOORS...
I'd like to share
a hallway / front doorway pic taken on Day 90...
(titled "path to sunshine")
Thanks for stopping by :)
Many more photos of the progress are just around the corner... 

Here's to new doorways!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 84 to Day 89 - Cornices Plus

Catch Up Post #17 -
Day 84 gave us CORNICES... woo hoo :)

This is the main bathroom ceiling with bulkhead over the bath... (We basically made use of every space in the house that we could - thus the bathroom and the media room go right out to the eaves, creating the bulkheads)


...hmm, can u spot it?

the BEDROOMS now have CORNICES :)

Day 86 has more cornices... and deliveries...

The newly corniced hallway...                                and delivered skirting boards :)

Day 86 is also the  
Day of the
Freaky Fingers!!!!!  (just for some fun! :)

We see doors delivered (stored in the Study nook for now).

We also see some pipes connected to the rainwater tank (the 15,000 litre tank that we chose -like most here - to put 'underground' to make the most of the space... For those who haven't read earlier posts about it - this tank is part of the estate's requirement for fire safety plan).

Day 89 saw waterproofing in the wet areas...   
          the ensuite shower....                                              and the laundry area...

we also saw
    another notable

Such as... bags 

And to conclude this post - I will leave you with the very lovely long lines of the...  skirting boards... 

...oh and of course my "arty" efforts in Black and White...
(I am dreaming of creating an artpiece simply made up of all the textures and lines from our building adventure - what do you think?)

Cheers :)))