Wednesday, 21 September 2011

It's getting HOT in here....

Our fireplace was installed yesterday.  Was meant to go in on the 9/09 but the rain spoilt our plans.  It was way too muddy outside for the guys to cut into the wall.  Yesterday was too windy, ended up with a whole lot of dust in the house.  It was installed flush into the wall with a stainless steel frame around the glass front.  The guys from Impressions did a good job installing it as well.  Love the modern look and ambience it creates.

Ben hung up our huge mirror as well.  He had to make special hooks cause it's quite heavy.  Fits perfectly in the hallway alcove.

Also bought some lovely shadow box pictures for the two alcoves at the front door, from Santha at Impressions.  They have some really nice decorator items.  Just need to get Ben to hang the pictures up for me now.  Pictures will follow.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Ben, the chippie

We reviewed what we wanted for our landscaping and decided it had to be done in stages.  Our boundary fences are a big stumbling block at the moment as we cannot get our neighbours to commit to choosing a fence supplier or paying for their half of the fence.  In fact, we can't get in touch with one of our neighbours despite sending them letters and quotations for the fences.  So, this is really delaying the start of any landscaping.  I have now posted them the official "notice to fence" form by registered mail.  Once again we are waiting for a response.

In the meantime, we've decided to start on the front deck.  This deck will extend from our front door and over our existing patio.  After much research, Ben has decided to use Ironbark wood as opposed to Merbau.  During the research process he found that Merbau leaches quite a bit of the colour over time.  Ironbark also has the highest strength rating, S1. He's using treated Pine for the posts.  Bunnings has been our favourite place for the last few weeks.  We've spent so much of money there that I think we should consider buying some shares in the company.
Day 1 

Day 2

All Done!

So proud of Ben,  he worked for a whole week all by himself constructing this deck.  I only really helped to screw in the timber slats and broke a few drill bits in the process.  He's never built a deck before and I think he did a pretty good for a first timer.  Now for the back deck.  

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Windows covered

Jay from Bosetti Blinds called yesterday to say that the roller blinds were ready for installation.  He came over this afternoon to install the roller blinds to the bedrooms, bathrooms and over our stacker doors.  The bedrooms all have black (raven) roller blinds in light filtering fabric. 

Main Bathroom Windows

Translucent fabric chosen for stacker doors.

Very happy with the quality and look of the blinds.  I can highly recommend Jay as he is always punctual and true to his word.  Shutters will be arriving in about two weeks for the master bedroom, media and family room windows.