Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Clipsal and Final Selection

I had my Clipsal electrical appointment today and it was cheaper and easier then I expected. They allowed all the powerpoints I need as well as lots more lights then I expected. The only thing I needed to do was add a TV point for $70 to the main bedroom. I also moved a couple of powerpoints and that was it. Very quick and easy. I was going to add another fan, but not at the cost of $250. I am sure I will find a cheaper one for the spare bedroom, which I will add later on.

This afternoon I went to the final selection with the builders, which was good. I got to pick door knobs, shower screen colour and built in robe doors. Now I just sit back and wait to see how much I have gone over as I upgraded a lot of my bathroom items, added the pebbles in the shower and added the TV point.

I can't wait to see the walls go up and it all coming together. It is very exciting being on my way to my own home! I just hope I have done ok with my colour selections.

Aldinga is beautiful...

..and I now know I have made the correct decision to buy down there.

I popped down today and took a few photos as they have now polished the concrete.

Here are the photos

This is my unit (well the closest half of the concrete is mine)

This is another unit, but you can see the polished concrete much better. I can't get close as there is a huge fence around the whole site.

After the visit to my unit I decided to go and see how far it was to the beach as it was about 41 degrees in Adelaide today. There photos are from the nearest beach at the end of the road, but too rocky to swim, but very warm water in the tidal pools.

Then heaed to Aldinga Beach, where I waded out into the water and wished I had brought my bathers as the water was beautiful. I ended soaked up to my bottom LOL and my pants were drenched.

I started talking to a lady wading out and asked if she was a local and advised I would be soon and told her where I was building. She then told me of the best beach for me and how beautiful it is, so I then headed down there and did a little more wading and ate ice cream. This beach is Port Willunga

Then I measured the distance from my unit and found that it is only 2km's to the beach. How fantastic is that. Aldinga is beautiful and I am looking forward to the move. It is a big change for me as I have lived 5km's from the city for 3 years and at least 10km's from the city for about 9 years so moving 40km's out of the city is a big move, but I am getting excited now... A new area to explore and discover.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Almost all my selections have been made

I made the joinery selections today including nice rectangular handles. I stuck to my original choices of Chocolate Pear and Quicksand. I hope it looks OK.

I have booked the plumbing selections for Wednesday and I have the shower door, built in door place ringing me tomorrow as I'm not sure if I need to make any selections.

The tiles and carpet I selected Saturday. Carpet was an easy choice as I picked chocolate.

There are rumours that my settlement might finally go through on the 28th January although this means I will have to start paying interest for the construction, but it will be nice for it to be all formalized.

I have the clipsal appointment and final selection appointment with the builder on Tuesday 27.

It is so exciting now that I have made all the selections, I can't wait to see it built!

Friday, 9 January 2009

Kitchen Example

I did a google looking for someone else using the Chocolate Pear cupboard colour I have decided on and I found the best thing ever. A kitchen in my exact shape. The oven and sink are even in the exact same spot.

Take out the overhead cupboards, the pantry cupboards (although I would like to see if I could get one added if it would fit), and the kitchen island and that is how my kitchen will look. I love it. I would also love to be able to get the glass splashback as they have in the picture, but not that high.

The picture even has a grey floor similar to the polished concrete floor my kitchen will have. I can't believe my luck. It makes it so much easier to visualize.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Another bench colour option!

This is another colour I am considering for the benches in the kitchen. I really like this as a little paler, but still a nice pattern. It is through Laminex and called abyssinian stone.