There were crickets at my block last week (giving that slab some time to rest!), but now it’s all systems go! Look out! I squealed and squealed. Now we can really SEE the house coming along. We can visualise rooms and spaces. I can feel the flow of the house. The kids have picked their rooms and I am so excited to see it coming together.
I am still nervous about my floating wall which will house a double sided fireplace (which we won’t put in until I have some more $$). It will be my favourite part of the house (if I get it right!). Fingers crossed.
All kids rooms are having high skinny windows so it doesn’t restrict furniture placement.
I want to give a shout out to my builder. If you’re in Wagga, you’ll know Quinlivan Homes (their website is being rebuilt). Although Quinny has moved north to the beach, his business is still based here in Wagga and he is coming home every few weeks to oversee the house. He is fabulous and is letting me do whatever I like. I’m bossy and overbearing (I admit that!) but my husband pulls me in to line lots haha! Mark’s wife Jodie (she blogs here – go and see their monster house!) is the colour coordinator, so she rings me to tell me when things need to be decided and chosen. I’m getting everything signed off now so we don’t let Christmas hold us up with products and goodies.
Thanks for all your excitement every time I mention the house. I’m glad you love reading about it and watching it come to life. Wait ’til you see me painting the entire outside of the house – it’s weatherboard remember. That will be fun (maybe?). I might need Keith to come and set up my scaffolding. On that note, Taubmans have come on board in a big way, so thanks Taubmans. You’ll see me using all of their products inside and out.
Yesterday I finalised all of my internal doors, the front door and all of the hardware. They asked me at Hudson’s which hinges I wanted for the doors??? I said “I don’t care, just pick them.” They laughed at me! Really, I don’t care. I just want to pick the pretty things, not the hinges! It might be a big deal to some, but to me, as long at they were chrome and they held the door up, what else do I need? 😉
I’m having lots of fun picking things. I already knew what I wanted before I started building, so it hasn’t been too hard.
Oh, and if you’re a supplier it’s not too late to jump on board with the house! Plenty of blog love and social media promo for you! I’m generous and will give you lots in return… (cheeky plug I know).
Have a great day! I’ll be back next week with another house post when they start putting the roof trusses on. Exciting!