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SO WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HOUSE BUILD?

Some of my earlier readers will remember a few blog posts about The Mr and I building a new house. One of the reasons I start Our Urban Box was so that I could document the build process for friends and family to keep up to date. All seemed to be going well until the quote came back way over budget. So we put it off for 12 months so that we could save some more money. Which to be honest hasn’t really happened. I think we have both just come to realise that the build is going to be over budget and we will just have to deal with it.

We have finalised the plan and made some major changes to the facade. We have gone from a traditional looking home to quite modern with different materials and a skillion roof – as you can see above. We are both really happy with how the house looks now and can’t wait to get started. We even picked our colours on the weekend.

As the block slopes down away from the road, it is a two level home, with rumpus, laundry and under house storage located on the lower level. Upstairs is the living, kitchen, theatre and all the bedrooms. The plan isn’t 100% what I wanted but overall I am happy. Designing a house involves a lot of compromise! I can’t wait to have more than one living space – just to have more room and not be all on top of each other all the time is going to be great. Oh and all their toys downstairs and out of sight!

We had a huge tree chopped down the other day to get the block ready for a start hopefully early next year. I know what I want for my kitchen and bathroom but am petrified that the end result will look nothing like my Pinterest board! I am so scared of choosing the wrong tiles or something. Its not like you can just change it.

So I just wanted to update you all and let you know thats where things are at. I will be blogging a lot about the build and all of my colour selections and will probably be asking for a lot of help deciding!

I’ll keep you posted!

fleursig

 

12 Comments

  1. shannon @my2morrows

    November 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

    How exciting! Look forward to following the house build journey xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      November 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      It is Shannon. Bring on 2016!
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  2. Melinda from A Beaut Home

    November 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Oh Fleur how exciting !!!! Yay can’t wait for your updates.
    If you need any help to bounce ideas around please feel free to email me. So many decisions to be made, but I’m sure you if have it sorted.
    Good luck xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      November 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Melinda, you will be my go to girl – we have very similar styles! x
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  3. Jo @ You had us at hello

    November 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Wishing you and your family the best of luck with the build! The Block is right about one thing – it’s a roller coast of emotions!! I remember crying over wrong door handles. Seems crazy now but I got what I wanted in the end. Stick to your guns with the build and supervise LIKE A HAWK!!! No matter if they supervise – it’s your hard earned cash paying for it so be ALL OVER THEM!!! Ok. And vent, and breathe and drink all the wine!! Exciting!!!

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      November 18, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      It will be fine I am sure! I just can’t wait to get started.
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  4. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    November 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    How exciting!! Can’t wait to follow again…and live vicariously through your new home build x
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      November 18, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Its going to be exciting once we get started!
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  5. Babs - patchworkcactus

    November 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    So cool, I would be totally terrified. Arhhh!
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  6. michelle

    December 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    How exciting Fleur. You have great style – you will make wonderful choices for your new home.

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      December 15, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Hun. I picked all my tiles yesterday and tomorrow is the big day for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry!

  7. Jenn

    December 18, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Building a home is such an adventure! We did ours two and a half years ago. It was so fun to pick out tiles, carpets, countertops, hardwoods, and fixtures! You’re going to love it.

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