Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi all,

Wow, won't bore you with all the details, but I wanted to take the opportunity to thankyou all for your support. Building that house is amongst one of my best achievements, the new owners will never know how much time, effort and money went into that house (tip: don't spend your whole inheritance on building a house!)

I wish the new owners all the most fantastic life in that house. May all your hopes and dreams come true within those walls.

Now, for the realestate agent's photos - because they look good.

Here is the link to the guys who did a great job selling it: Sold By DQ Realestate

Take a look at the final pics and see everything completed.

Disclaimer: I had nothing to do with the furniture.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bathroom Tapware Installation

Long time no post :/ Apologies everyone. I will do a bit of back posting so we can all catch up on what has been going on.

I thought I had better share a very important photo - my basins! It is so good to finally see one sitting on the Essa Stone top paired with its tap. I really like the square taps with the rough cut stone. I was a bit worried about the choice, but I think it works. I cannot wait to see how good it will look when the mirror goes in!

Shanxi Black Dianna Basin from thestonesuperstore.com.au

While I was on site, I saw that the plumber had also installed the shower heads in the ensuite. I like the way that the rain tile shower head sits on the ceiling, it is very discrete and the best part is that you do not have to agonize over the mounting height!

WaterTile Rain Shower Panel by Kohler and
and Kubus shower rail by Phoenix Tapware.

On the downside, the reason for my visit was to look at an issue with my sink. Unfortunately, when the plumber was tapping out the holes for the kitchen sink mixer the sink cracked *sob*.

The plumber has been really good about it and will get me a new one, I am just so sad for him that it happened in the first place. He followed the instructions to the letter and it still broke :( I have contacted Abey to see whether it is just a case of it being dud sink, we will know more on Monday.


On the whole, everything is going really well. The electricians are installing the extractor fans and other bits and bobs, and the plumber still has the toilets and a couple of taps to sort out. After that the painter has to come through, appliances need to go in, the ensuite bath, shower screens, mirrors, hot water and solar power systems and a few other odds and sods.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Much Ado About Tiles And Basins

Area affected by the lack of tiles.
*Sigh* probably not the best way to start a blog entry, but it sums it all up nicely. Our fashionably late Italian tiles have finally arrived, well, most of them. Apparently, the 300 x 300 mm sized tiles have been discontinued. This means, that we are short a few tiles. Thankfully, there are enough tiles to tile all the wet areas besides the laundry.

I am not too worried about the laundry missing out. We are using 600 x 600 mm tiles in the same colour throughout the main areas of the house. Seeing, as we do not have a laundry door, it makes sense that we should continue these large tiles into the laundry.

Our builder has agreed to delete the laundry tiling and issue a refund. We did give them the option of laying the 600 mm square tiles instead, but thankfully, they opted for our preference of tiling that area after handover. Yay!

Not wanting to feel left out; my granite basins are ready for collection. Correction, two of my basins are ready. The third basin, for some reason needs to be re-ordered and will not arrive for another twelve weeks. At least I have two to collect tomorrow.

Hope you all have a smashing weekend!
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