Thursday, 6 December 2012
We went for our colours appointment and I was a little nervous even though I had most things worked out. The night before I sat with all the folder pulled apart on the lounge room floor writing down what I really liked. Our Interior Designer Lesa was excellent, she listened to everything and always gave feedback, she wasn't too sure about the colour selection for the outside of our house, she thought it might be too dark, until we showed her a picture and she quite liked it, she gave us advice on how to accesorise outside like the colour of the driveway. The Kitchen was the hardest decision we found, in the end we decided to go with what they had at the display home at Kellyville, we all wanted to have a modern "ish" house (well sort of), I love Country decorating but we all decided we wouldn't do it in this house as it really isn't designed that way. I was going to put in a Shaker Style kitchen but after talking to Lesa about it decided if your not going the full style it will look odd. We upgraded the kitchen a fair bit, we got the 40mm ceasarstone benchtop, the Polytec Thermolaminated cabinets and 2 banks of drawers with soft closers, and we picked the Baumatic Appliances. We had decided to get the dishwasher and microwave package but in the end we took that off, we will buy a dishwasher when we move in and we already had a microwave. Other upgrades were, 2 metre cupboard for the laundry, I'm so happy I'm getting it, I've always wanted a nice laundry, high ceilings, high doors and some of the main ones in the Lin 1 doors, lever handles, we increased the height and width of the stacker doors in the family and dining and we got the 4 LIN 1 doors (2 fixed) in the media room. So hopefully with all this our house will look very nice.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
We went back to the planning stage again with our block change. We decided we would like to put a double garage up the back of the block seen as we we have 2 driveway access being on a corner block. I have put a pic below to show how it would look. BUT,,,, then we got the tender back and the price was ridiculous so that idea was scrapped much to our disappointment. I might add the 2nd double garage is actually a brewery for my husband. We had to go back the drawing board and work out what else to do. We asked to have it attached to the side of the house next to the original double garage but we weren't allowed because of the mine subsidence board. What we finally were allowed to do was add a 3200 wide extra garage to the side of the house, it will be in-line with the other garages and will have 2 windows instead of a garage door. So after all that we finally signed off our CT!
After six weeks on the market and quite a few inspections we sold our house to a elderly couple who need somewhere flat and with a low maintenance yard. The 10 day cooling off period was nerve racking, this is the first time we have sold a house, and hopefully the last for a while. By the final day I was a bucket of nerves, but it all went through with no hassles. What we didn't realise was our settlement day was in 35 days including cooling off, so we didn't have much time to pack up. Fortunately the couple buying our house kindly offered us to rent while our house is getting built as they are in no rush to move in, there are really some kind people in this world. Now we can just relax and get ready to go away for Christmas and slowly pack next year.