Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inside !

This post is going to be picture-heavy, so I'll try to make it text-light! In summary - concerns about size of rooms completely unfounded, and a few little hiccups but all-in-all, looking great.

Looking inside from the front door

Standing in hallway looking into master bedroom. The sliding door is on the walk-in robe. The original plan had the robe open as per the en suite, however it is fair to say one half of this couple does not manage their wardrobe in a way that should ever be seen by guests. Ever. 

Uh oh! This window should be 100mm higher. And apparently, it can't be fixed as there's a bulkhead beam above it. The reason I'd raised it was so we could put plantation shutters here (and still open them to clean or open the window), at this height they will only open out 1-2cm before hitting the lip of the bath. Solution: Dan will physically remove shutters every time I need to clean window. Great excuse to not clean window very often.

Kids play room from kitchen

 Bedroom 2 (our son's room), Dan and site supervisor having a nice chat in Master Bed ensuite

Bedroom 3 (aka "the nursery")

Main bathroom. Uh oh, another window that is at the wrong height - this one 400mm too low (this will be the child-de-filthing zone - no way was I having a window at bath height with 2 children in the house - see above note about not cleaning windows often!). There will be tiling between bath and window as a splash buffer zone. As of this afternoon this has already been fixed.

The study

View from the study of the backyard, which extends beyond the fence, to about 1m in from the slope against the noise bund.

Site supervisor and Dan in the rumpus room. Note the stacker doors which will lead out onto the deck.

 Dining room.

Standing in the family room, looking across kitchen/dining rooms. A double set of stacker doors are going in behind where Dan is standing and beside where I am standing taking the photo, this leads onto alfresco/deck.

Standing in dining room looking to kitchen (right hand side) and family room (left).

And today, installation of fascia and guttering began.  

Roof tiles or brick work should begin next. We got our next progress payment today - apparently the house is 40% done (at least, 40% done cost-wise). If only the whole build was going to move at speed like this! 

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