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
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.