Thursday, 11 October 2012

Getting closer to construction...

We have been very busy the last month... Electrical, and flooring appointments are done, and nearly all pcv's are finalized. Prior to our electrical appointment, I had gone to beacon lighting, and priced some lights that I was thinking of using that helped me work out how many light points I wanted. We also went to the display home and did a walk through thinking about placements of powerpoints,  tv points, light switches and 2 way switches. I think this helped with our electrical appointment. We managed to get all our electrical choices. It was $6400 but we are getting dimmable downlightsin the rumpus, normal downlights in the kitchen, more alarm sensors, door bell, a few more cat6 data points and a tv antennae in that price as well. We will provide all lights except downlights and they will put them in for us...another less hassle after handover!

We got our fly screen, melamine shelving, external gas points, privacy door locks quotes as well and signed off on them.  These were raised in the colours appointment.

When we went to DIlorenzo, the tiles I had picked in the previous 2 visits to DIlorenzo were discontinued... This threw a spanner in the works as I had already chosen laminate to the bathroom and ensuite based on those tiles. What we ending up choosing was a plain coffee latte tile and a mosaic strip to go down the wall in the shower as a feature. This added a upgrade as labour for laying mosaics is extra. We choose floor tiles for the main areas of the house, kitchen and laundry splash back tiles.

We then met to go over our carpet for the house. I was happy to go with a standard carpet until I saw the standard underlay... Very flimsy and I could see it wearing out very quickly. I knew we would have to upgrade it, otherwise we would need to replace the carpet within 7 years.  J then asked about upgrading the carpet... We ended upgrading to a Godfrey hirst ecofresh carpet in peppercorn. It has a lifetime guarantee for stain resistance and 25 years guarantee against wearing. We went to the top of the range upgrade for underlay which compliments this carpet.

We have signed off on our 3d drawings of the kitchen, bathroom upgrades, electrical upgrades, all that is left is the flooring pcv's and the ACC from the bank.

We got our quote back from abbey blinds, and have paid our deposit, so the blinds will go in before we get the keys... I can't wait!

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