Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More changes... how unusual! lol

We have decided to change the hallway light fittings (there are 3 of these) from this

To this.....

The shade looks pinky/orange in the pic here , but in real life it is white alibaster.. This should match the light we are having in the entrance..

On a sour note.. We were informed yesterday, that since we have gone over our 90 day contract by 2 weeks, our contract will now be reassessed to see if they want to charge us more money.. grr..

Also, Council has stipulated that we need a 45000 litre rain tank as minimum. We only planned on putting in a 32500 litre inground tank, with a 10000 litre poly tank off the shed.. Apparantly this is not good enough.. so we may be up for another $5000 to get another tank.. There are a few options so we will need to look into it more.... including calling the council, as our neighbour has just finished building, and I am pretty sure they only have an inground 32500 litre tank, identical to the one we are installing now... hmmmmm


Final tile choices... I promise!! lol

Some time back, we had to choose new tiles, mainly because the ones we 'really ' loved were just too expensive to justify... Here are the choices we have now... these ones are 'keepers' as we have now locked them in :)

Ps .. Please excuse our 'very daggy' green/white check tablecloth in the background.. lol (I can guarantee it wont be coming with us to the new home!)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bright lights!!!

Today we spent a couple of hours choosing the lights and fans for our new home..
Here is what we chose so far...
For the entrance ... though I am sure we will have all of the lights working ;)
For our WIR..

For the Kitchen..

For the hallways (there will be 3 of these)..

For the loungeroom( x 2), the family/dining room (x 2). The blades for these rooms will be silver. We are also having these fans in the alfresco (x 2), with the black blades. On the bottom of all of these fans will be 3 little spot lights, similiar to the lights in the WIR only not on the long stems.. They look good and will be great to direct light for reading, studying etc..

We looked at the fanaway fans as they are what I originally wanted.. but after seeing them, they wouldnt be right for our house.. The lights are really large. They did seem to put out a fair bit of breeze, though I am not convinced its as much as a normal fan.
We still need to get the fans for the bedrooms, but we did get the spotlights, similiar to the ones mentioned above ( only in white ) that will attach to the basic ceiling fans we can buy cheaper elsewhere. We need bathroom lighting, and outdoor lighting still.. Everywhere else is now decided upon.. yayyy :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

council approval, insurance.. not long now..

We received the approval in the mail today from the council.....which was actually approved yesterday :)
We also received the certificate for BSA licence, in case our builder goes bust..

And more mortgage documents.. I don't think we signed some of the paperwork properly. Once we send that in on Monday, the bank should be all good to go.

Newstart hand their new jobs to the site supervisors every Friday.. so fingers x'd we make it to the next one..

We should be starting in a couple of weeks... woohoooo!! getting exciting now...