HOUSE UPDATE | IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER
Hey there! Its been a while since I popped in here to update you all on the new house. Life is kinda crazy at the moment – is that way for you too? I’m looking forward to a few weeks off over Christmas so I can relax and potter in my new house! Yep – we will be in by Christmas – woo hoo!!!
The interior is all but done now. Joinery is in, tiles are done and the painter is about to start. Boy, was picking a white paint hard! There are so many blog posts about choosing a white paint – it really is 50 shades of white! I didn’t have the time to do sample pots unfortunately but hoping that the colour I have chosen will be ok!
Here are some photos for you –
We decided to go with double strength shale grey for the hebel. The cladding (on the other side of the hebel and around the door) will be Western Myall – a super dark grey so I didn’t want too much of a contrast between the brick, hebel and cladding. It was still a bit wet here and once dried it was a little bit lighter. Um see that slope of land to the left? Thats my front yard – it needs some retaining walls. You don’t want to hear those words when building – its never quoted for and always means extra $$ – but we knew all along we would need retaining walls so wasn’t that much a of surprise really! Less lawn for The Mr to mow!
My kitchen! I love it – the tiles aren’t as white as I thought and maybe look a little grey against the bright white cupboards but I think once you can see the bench top (which is a grey stone) and its all painted and finished I think it will look fine.
Looking from the laundry door out over the kitchen, dining and living. This area isn’t overly huge and I was struggling with furniture placement. I chose to phone a friend. I called Katrina and she popped up and confirmed what I was thinking – 2 3 seater lounges would be the best configuration. Thanks again lovely!!
The ensuite – there is a HUGE window to the left of this pic and it is one of my favourite parts of the house. I wanted this house to be filled with natural light so I put a large window in the ensuite – it literally takes up the whole wall. It lets in so much light! The shower is around the right and the loo around the left!
I really wanted stone in my bathrooms as well as the kitchen. On the suggestion of our cabinet maker he said to use off cuts to save money. Would you believe I agreed to this colour without even looking at the stone! Yikes! Of course I googled the colour but didn’t actually go and look of myself! Both bathrooms have a white stone top but are different colours. I can’t even remember the names! Ha how bad is that?
The main bathroom is pretty much the same as the ensuite! I used subway tiles here though – the hex tiles were my one splurge so kept them just to the kitchen and ensuite!
Would you like to see a post about the colours and finishes I have used? If so let me know, and I will put something together once we are all moved it and can take some pretty photos!
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Till next time!