My First Home

My First Home
Santorini 26 by Metricon

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We're Getting There

So it was another Sunday trek down to the house today to see the weeks happenings. After last weeks visit I sent an email to Nicole by CSC asking that the lights in the dining room be rectified. By the time I spoke to Rob on Wednesday he had already spoken to the electrician and had arranged to have them corrected despite the fact that the position of the lights was not stated in the contract. I would have thought having lights over the dining table would have been a given but anyway there is no need to dwell on it.

Plastering started last Tuesday and Rob expects that it will be finished by Wednesday of this week. From what I could see today all that needs to be done now is the cornices. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets should begin at the end of this week. Everything seems to be going well. I had to make a compromise with the cabinets. I was having rounded bench tops in the bathroom and laundry but it seems that with a recessed basin you cannot do this, a small issue which really does not bother me one way or the other. I am happy to be flexible if it keeps the peace and keeps the build going.

I also went and did some shopping today. I have now done just about all my light shopping. The rest I will add slowly when I get into the house. I have added some photos below. Unfortunately the house was locked up when I was there today so all the photos have been taken through the windows. Rob said he could come across and open it for me but I don't want to get him out on a Sunday so I will wait until mid week and go down when the cabinets are installed.

The Estate is a real hive of activity even on weekends. The display village is along the main boulevard and there is already one home finished with another expected to be finished any day. There are two people already in their homes and I would expect in the next couple of weeks there will be a great influx of new residents as a lot of the homes look like they are almost ready for handover. It's now been two and a half months since my house began, so far no hiccups, let's hope it stays that way.

By the way, for those of you who have posted a comment in the last week I wanted to let you know I have not moderated your comments, I have a new phone which the comments go to and for some reason it has been deleting your comments when I approve them. Think I have it under control now.

These are the lights I will be having at the front of the house. There are four in all, one on each of the brick pillars and then one at each end of the house. I had narrowed it down to three. The other two would have been fine if I were only having one on each pillar however as they were quite large having four of them looked a little over done.

The hardest room to find anything for was the family room, everything was either way too modern or very outdated. When it comes to lighting I think we have very little to choose from. I have chosen the above lights for the family room. They look like a giant ball of string and the colour will match the plantation shutters (which I will get when I win tatslotto lol) and the bi-part doors.

I have two of these lights which will go above the dining room table. I fell in love with these when I saw them in Home Beautiful and had to hunt them down but finally found them in Sydney. They will look good above the table as I have a very heavy rustic wood table.

These lights are for the hallway, something simple again and not to every one's taste but I like them.

Kitchen and family room.

Kitchen and family room again with the rumpus room to the left. When my budget will allow it there will be plantation shutters separating the two rooms as well as the dining room and hallway (background).

Garage, can't wait until my car is siting in here.


  1. Wow, its really looking like a house now Kylie, Jay's supervisor reckons he will be in in November, so lets hope yours is not too far behind him, and you will be in by Xmas. It will be exciting to see the kitchen in!!!

  2. Let's hope I'm in well before Christmas. Still trying to catch up to Jay.

  3. Forgot to say, kitchen won't be finished until after I move in aa they will not put in my appliances.