Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We are moving ........

We are.....happy is ready for the move and we are moving next Thursday..the 25th..

We had our PCI on 11th and nothing major was found on that day and took only about 2.5 hours..Rick promised us a hand over date to 25th of August, exactly two weeks after the PCI but we were not sure about this until today since the bank wanted the Occupany Certificate 5 days before they can release the final payment..SO...we received our Occupancy Certificate today and now it is up to the bank to play the game..:)

I and hubby both are having 25th and 26th off the work and planning to move on the day of handover itself..I cant wait anymore so I pursuaded DH for the move on the handover day itself..otherwise he was starting to say this and that and it is diificult to move on the day of hand over with all the other work......who cares.....!

I called all the places where we had ordered our furniture and aranged them to be delivered/ picked up on 25th and 26th...but still there is lot more to buy when I think about the whole house in one big picture...

We have ordered our roman blinds from one of our friends for a cheaper price for three bedrooms (except for master bedroom where a sheer curtain to go when I get $$$), activity room and theatre room and they will be delivered probably on the day of moving...We bought PVC eco blinds from Freedom for the bathroom, Ensuite and toilet windows and we need to get them cut and fit into the windows by Onsite blinds (thanks Flipflop for recommending them). I ordered temporary blinds from Blinds in a Box for $99 (two boxes) for all the other windows until we get sheer curtains and roller blinds (for sliding doors)...and they will arrive in two days

I should start packing now and have given notice for our rental for just three days from handover to empty the whole house..

Sorry couldn't take many photos on the day of PCI...just few photos of the facade...I am in lurve with my front door...:)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Almost Finished..........!!

It has been a while since I last posted and we have been given a PCI date, on 11th of August..................

Everything is being finished very fast and since my last post we have been painted, tiled (only wet areas), Floor boards installed to the living areas, Carpets installed to the rooms, study, launge and Theatre...Light fittings fixed, rangehood installed, tapware installed (but the wrong basin tapware has been installed and this need to be fixed), Termite protections done, front facede renedring done and brick wash was finished yesterday.....

So it is now not lot more to be finished and as per my understanding, it is only the front stained doors, timber look garage door, balcony railings, glass splashback and stairs that need to be finished/installed/stained. Overall the house looks great and we are Happy..!!:) I couldn't stop taking photos yesterday and we are counting days for the PCI now..! God should bless Carlisle (or our SS Rick) for our peacefull minds in building our house..!!

Rendered Front Facade

Brick wash in progress..

Our Carpet...

Theatre room Carpet

Theatre room Carpet 2:)

Kitchen with floor boards

Dining room and alfresco on a side

Front entry hall

Family room
Kitchen with island bench

Kitchen with lovely windows and alfresco on the other side

Sparkling powder room and ugly hub mixer installed instead of basin mixer...this need to be fixed.

Powder room

Carpeted Launge
 Front entry doors to be stained

Carpeted Study

Carpeted stairs

View of the upstair activity room from Master Bed



Mirrors on the Walk In Robe cupboard doors

Feature tile on the Ensuite shower

Ensuite Toilet

Colour rendered Balcony and tiles need to be cleaned

Carpeted bed room 2

Bedroom 2 - Cupboard shelves

Bath room shower feature tile

Bathroom with the Bath tub

Upstair seperate toilet

Carpeted Upstair activity room...and love the view from Window..

Bedroom 3

View from Bed room 3 Window

Bed room 4 and View from the Bed room 4 Window

View of the house inside from Upstair activity to Master Bed room

Linnen Cupboard

View on the way back from Upstair to Downstair

View of Study and Launge

Dining and Theatre room

This is how our house looks now..doesn't she look great..:)?