Sunday, 29 July 2012


We heard from our building coordinator that our kitchen was scheduled to arrive during the week, and that fixing stage should be finished by next Wednesday, so we were pretty excited to head out to the site yesterday.


The kitchen cabinets have been installed, and they look great.  We had such a small kitchen in our last house that we won't know what to do with all this storage space!  There should be a bulkhead above the overhead cabinets which isn't in yet.  We thought perhaps that this would happen later, but the cornice has been fitted all the way around, which seems a little odd.  We will check with the site supervisor next week what is going on with that.

Pot drawers
Island bench


We were pleased to see that the overhead cupboards had a spring-loaded opening mechanism.  We had opted for no handles on these cabinets, and were told that it meant that the door would extend a little lower than the cabinet to provide something to grip on to to, but the push in gadget is great (something we probably would have done if wee weren't told it would cost extra!).

Overhead cabinets

We are very happy with how the kitchen is looking.  We noticed that one of the pot drawers is slightly out of alignment, but otherwise it is great.

Pot drawers out of alignment



The bathroom vanities have also been installed.

Ensuite (double) vanity
Bathroom vanity



The laundry cabinets have been installed.

Laundry cabinets
The laundry cupboard now has doors.

Laundry cupboard





Some of the internal doors have been hung; the theatre and ensuite, as well as the master bedroom double doors.

Theatre door
Master bedroom doors
The sliding doors for the bedroom wardrobes have been delivered.

Wardrobe doors


Front door

The (beautiful!) front door has been delivered.

Front door


Cornice and architraves

The cornice has been fixed throughout the house.

Rumpus room (cornice)
Door and window architraves have been started.

Theatre architraves
Laundry window archtraves



The alfresco ceiling has been plastered.

Alfresco ceiling



The fence posts for the west side fence are up.  If the weather had been kind the whole fence may have been complete by now, but the weather has been most unkind.

Fence posts


Heating and cooling

The air conditioning unit has been installed.

Air conditioner

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