Take 3 – Variations!

During the Christmas period we had some time to think of all our choices, since we were waiting for Boutique Sales Manager to finalise a few of our requirements which meant our file was still open.

So, we decided to put our thoughts at ease and go with timber flooring.
We both like light timber and the Rocky Oak was a winner. This meant we had to make changes to our bathroom choice and kitchen cupboard.

My mom suggested to place a single sink to the kitchen bench space opposite the stove.
Yesterday, we made all our final choices and we are now waiting for our land to title.

Here is a list of changes:
Floor Cat. 7 Rocky Oak
Main Bathroom
Caesarstone Cat. 2 Organic White (20mm)
Floor Tiles Cat. 2 Selene Alpine MINFK0405 300 x 600
Wall Tiles Cat. 2 Gloss Ash TAKWJ0303 200 x 600
Cupboard Ravine Tessuto Milan
Ensuite
Caesarstone Cat. 2 Organic White (20mm)
Floor Tiles Cat. 2 Selene Alpine MINFK0405 300 x 600
Wall Tiles Cat. 2 Gloss Ash TAKWJ0303 200 x 600
Cupboard Quarry Micro Matt
Laundry
Caesarstone Cat. 2 Organic White (20mm)
Floor Tiles Cat. 2 Selene Alpine MINFK0405 300 x 600
Wall Tiles Cat. 2 Gloss Ash TAKWJ0303 200 x 600
Cupboard Classic White
Kitchen
Top Cupboard Porcelain Sheen (same as base)
Sink Extra single mounted sink on island bench
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Display home addenda

When visiting display homes ask for the Addenda. This will give you a breakdown of all the fixtures and fittings and what category it falls into.

This way it is so easy when you go for your colour selection you will have the right description of tiles, paint, flooring or extra features.

Must haves!

Sometimes you can get carried away with how big you want a home to be. The question is how big do you need your home to be?

Make a list of in three categories:

Must haves:

  • Eaves
  • Higher ceilings
  • Sliding door from Dining
  • Larger Windows
  • Driveway
  • Close off Butler pantry door
  • Choose electricals points
  • Bulkheads
  • Kitchen as displayed

Good to have:

  • Translucent doors
  • Three coats of paint
  • Double Glazing
  • Evaporated cooling*
  • Zoning for heating and cooling

Can do later:

  • Carpet Underlay – Upgrade to Hypo-allergenic
  • Freestanding bath
  • Rubbish Bin Drawers

*Evaporated cooling can be placed later, instead ask for a provision

An expensive lesson

Decisions are so hard to make! We have seen a few design plans and we thought we had found our dream home, we even paid the initial deposit and the weekend before our colour appointment we decided to visit one of their display villages in a suburb we had never been before. This was the start of everything going downhill. When we went to the showroom it was a nightmare!

Lesson 1: Before you place any money down ask to visit the showroom to see the range of products.

Lesson 2: Visit all the display villages to get a feel of the different design options and have a look at their finishes.

Lesson 3: Don’t get carried away with the first home you set your eyes on. See as many builders and design options.

After feeling a bit dishearten we went back to where we started. The first builder we saw in our quest was Boutique Homes. The Barcelona was too big to fit on our small block so we decided to see the Chelsea design. The kitchen won my heart.

 

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Photo courtesy of Boutique homes