Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our House

We're finally getting to the end of the planning stage of our house, so I thought I'd share some pictures. We're hoping that building will begin in November.

Here's the stunning view that we'll have! We're overlooking the Derwent River, with an unobstructed view of Mt Wellington (although you can't really see it in these photos because of that huge tree!).

And here are our house plans. We've taken longer with the planning stage because we wanted to make sure everything was exactly how we want it to be. Because our block is sloping, the main living level is the first floor, with a rumpus and guest room downstairs.

And here's our kitchen plan in 3D.

And finally, here are our colour choices so far. We are booked in to see a colour specialist next week, so it will be interesting to see what we decide from there. But basically we've chosen a deeper colour carpet for the majority of the house, and the entry/kitchen/dining will be with a special kind of floor covering by Karndean. At the moment we've chosen a timber look.

The kitchen cupboards are "Latte" High Gloss wrapped vinyl (left sample) and the kickboards will be in "Urban Grey". The colour in between, "Chino", is what we're thinking for the splashback. And finally the benchtops will be a dark granite/granite look-alike, we still haven't decided!

Hope you like how it looks so far!



  1. Wow what a view you will have, beautiful!

    Thankyou for the kind comments about the notebooks on my blog. To answer your question I just made the covers from SU cardstock, measured slightly larger than the notepads. These particular ones measured 3" x 6" and were 1/4" thick. I then used double sided tape to attach the notepad to the inside of the back cover.
    I attached the ribbon first and then made the panel to attach to the front over the ribbon.

    Did I say that out loud?

  2. Good layout, terrific views and now just cant wait to move in with Dan and Olly!!

    The inside will also look great thanks to Dan's Kitchen design and colour selection throughout.