Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deposit Paid...Woo Hoo!

Today we took the biggest step so far. After a 2 hour meeting going over our Preview Estimate with SC Mark, it was time to put our money where our mouth is...

We spent the vast majority of this morning adding subtracting and discussing the finer points of what will be our dream family home.

The major features
  • Extra wide garage
  • Bigger eaves
  • Higher ceilings upstairs and larger doors throughout (2550mm)
  • Aluminium Southern Star windows and doors except for a timber bipart leading out to the Grand Outdoor Room
  • A lovely Madison Pivot Corinthian Front door (photo below) with a large bar pull handle
  • Increased depth of robes in main and 4th bedroom to 600mm instead of 500mm so our clothes will fit, also mirrored doors on both
  • Increase depth of alcove in Main WIR so we can fit a bench seat for dressing
  • Ensuite vanity upgrade
  • Fowler Regent Soft close toilets throughout

  • Fowler Regent inset basins throughout
  • Caesarstone benches to ensuite, powder, bathroom, kitchen and laundry
  • Vinyl gloss cabinetry throughout
  • Clark Epure Undermount sinks to kitchen

  • Added extra basin to family bathroom (2 instead of 1)
  • Flush tiled shower bases
Not to mention my 2 favourites that have passed the muster so far (sooooo excited)
  • Boral Silkwood Engineered Timber Flooring to kitchen, dining, lounge, hall and entry
  • Jetmaster 6000TRSI gas log insert fire (wall mounted) to Sitting Room downstairs (YAY - Mummy's sanctuary!!!!)

So happy that everything is moving now!!!


  1. Hi, Just wondering which Boral species have you decided to go with and are you having Metricon install it? We too have our heart set on the silkwood flooring but must admit the price has stung a little.

  2. Hi Tash and Stu, we ended up going with the bamboo flooring in coffee. It was cheaper, more hardwearing (a great thing cause we've got little kids). It is also sustainable too. Yes we are having Metricon install it too. Have you guys got a blog?

  3. Hey Cam and Kirsten,
    Love your blog. We are building with M as well. What brand did M use for bamboo flooring. Is it from boral or carpet call? What was the approx $?


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