Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Years resolutions

1. More family time just the 3 of us...
2. Update this blog more...

It's been 18 months since we bought our beautiful but pretty much derelict queenslander, and I'm so happy to say we are finally getting to a point where we can sit back and breathe.  Whilst we have resounded to the fact that owning a queenslander means renovating is somewhat a lifestyle now, we are excited that many of our "big" projects have been ticked off and the pace can slow down some what.  

Since I was last on here we have achieved a lot...

The kitchen has had marble installed

And we couldn't be happier!!!

I ended up purchasing it from a lady on gumtree who imported around 20 slabs herself and sold the them for a fraction if the RRP so instead of costing $12k+ it only cost around $4k for the marble and install. 

The epic rangehood made by our kitchen builder extraordinaire was installed - still takes my breathe away every time I walk in

We also ordered some bi fold doors from underwood demo market which we have been very happy with.  We wanted something to match the existing doors 8 light french doors that we had installed early in the piece.  I liked these for two reasons, 1 the price was only $2200 for a 3m opening and 2 I liked how they folded back to create a large in obstructed opening.


They still need to be painted and the surround arc-ed up but again we were very happy with the result.

We also have had the driveway and front path newly concreted.  This involved many discussions about expossed aggreviate vs stamped/stencilled concrete vs paved bricks... Final result was a salt n pepper exposed aggreviate.

Last minute I decided that I wanted the foot path to be done in black and white tiles like this: 
So the boys ended up just laying concrete there so the tiler can do this at a later stage.

Since then we have also laid some turf and put up fence posts, so the whole area is finally coming together.

Now the big decision up for discussion... What type of fence and pedestrian gate?????